May 29, 2014
-- The Transported arts programme is inviting applications from artists specialising in any art form to propose projects based around the food growing, selling and sharing that takes place in Boston Borough and South Holland
s Pop Up strand was successfully launched in May 2014 with a photographer in residence based on the allotments of Boston Borough and South Holland for a project called the “Wonder Allotments”. Adelaide Carneiro, originally from Portugal but now based in London, spent last week at Willoughby Road and Witham Way Allotments in Boston, and the Fulney Allotment in Spalding. She captured the users of the allotments, their plants and produce, and also culinary dishes made from the vegetables grown on the allotments. As most of the crops aren’t quite ready yet to harvest, Adelaide will be back between the first and second weeks of June to complete the residency. The project will also include a photography workshop on Saturday 7 June specifically for local allotment users in June, so they can continue to capture what they do during all seasons – if you would like to book a place, please contact Kate Thomas on 07436 162004 or 01406 701006 or email TransportedKate@
litc.org.uk. Later on this year there will also be a pop up exhibition of the photographs taken during Adelaide’s residency and a photo book with recipes of dishes made with ingredients grown on the allotments.
If you have an allotment, you can still get involved in the project by sharing images of your allotment with the hashtag #wonderallotments!
Pop Up is all about great art experiences taking place in unusual spaces, whilst reaching new audiences at the same time – and following on from the “homegrown”
theme, Transported has just announced details of the second commission for the Pop Up Strand. Transported is looking to commission two projects that are specifically inspired by food growing, selling and sharing across the two areas, and they are asking professional artists, companies and collaborations to propose ideas. There are no restrictions on art form and applicants are encouraged to be as creative as possible! In keeping with the Pop Up theme, the work created will then tour food related outlets, such as farm shops, local corner shops, food shops, supermarkets, roadside cafes and coffee shops, between July and September this year. For more information and to download the full brief, visit www.transportedart.com/jobs-and-commissions
or contact Kate Thomas on TransportedKate@litc.org.uk
or 07436 162004 or 01406 701006. The closing date for this commission is Friday 13 June at 5pm.
Transported is funded by the Arts Council England’s Creative People and Places programme, and is aiming to increase the number of people in Boston Borough and South Holland that are engaging with the arts. Lots of exciting free arts activities, including performances and more hands on workshops, are coming very soon to both areas this summer – make sure you don’t miss out! Visit www.transportedart.com/events
to see what is happening near you, and sign up on our website to get regular updates.
For more information on Transported, please visit our website at www.transportedart.com or call the office on 01406 701006 or 701013.