Making Places open call now live
Making Places is an ambitious £1m arts and culture programme aiming to revitalise the borough with public art and design projects that have a lasting impact on local communities and surrounding neighbourhoods. Launched in 2017 and managed in partnership with Create London, the first Making Places Open Call has already resulted in improvements to sites nominated by residents. Completed projects include an amphitheatre in Higham Hill Park, a pavilion in Ridgeway Park, a sculptural installation in Low Hall Woods and new gates for Highams Park, with more due for completion soon.
The second Making Places open call is now live, and invites talented artists, architects, designers, collectives and creative practitioners from anywhere in the UK to propose an idea for one or more of the nominated sites with an imaginative installation or intervention costing up to £40,000.
The chosen sites range from a traffic island in Leytonstone, an underpass in Larkswood, a housing estate in Chapel End and station bridges in Wood Street and Leyton. Ideas can include lighting installations, planting schemes, artworks, outdoor furniture and more but must engage the local community, have a lifespan of five years and be easy to maintain.
To view the completed projects and for full details on how to apply visit the Making Places website.
The deadline for submitting proposals is Monday 18 November at 12noon.