OPDC has published an Open Call briefing for Artists’ Expressions of Interest for a new project which aims to uncover, celebrate and showcase the industrial heritage of Park Royal by connecting it to the lived experience of its current communities and businesses.
The Old Oak and Park Royal Development Corporation has been awarded funding from the National Lottery, through Arts Council England and the Heritage Lottery Fund as part of their Great Place Scheme initiative. The goal of the scheme is to ensure that art, culture and heritage are at the heart of the major development planned for the area.
To achieve this, a three-year cultural programme is being developed which aims to help shape and influence the development plans for Old Oak. A major part of the programme will be an Annual Art Commission and OPDC are now seeking Expressions of Interest from artists to work with communities and businesses to deliver a project which responds to the industrial heritage of Park Royal.
The call is open to individual artists, or groups of artists, with a commitment to understanding the local context. The Annual Art Commission will be managed and delivered by Create London, the Creative Programming Partner for OPDC’s Great Place Scheme.