Bids invited for Doncaster Based Art Projects
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Bids invited for Doncaster Based Art Projects

The Doncaster based, Arts Council England funded project, is looking to fund small and large-scale commissions for forward-looking, contemporary artistic ideas, from any art form, that will develop audiences and participants in the borough over the next two years.

Andrew Loretto, project director of Right Up Our Street, said: “We’re proud to have kick-started so many artistic projects in Doncaster such as the DNweekeND, Ted Hughes Poetry Festival, The Great Big Donco, Balby by the Sea and Doncopolitan magazine and we are now keen to support more fantastic new initiatives through Right Up Our Street.

“Through our rolling Open Call process we are looking for people who want to work in partnership with Right Up Our Street to deliver ground-breaking artistic projects for and with our local communities.

“We wish to engage new and repeat participants and audiences and meaningfully invest in Doncaster’s cultural legacy.

“We particularly welcome bids from individuals and organisations based in Doncaster borough, but Right Up Our Street also invites proposals from those based outside our area that wish to wholeheartedly engage with the borough.

“Everyone is eligible to apply – from members of a local community group working in a library, to internationally experienced performance artists.”

Projects can be based in any art form including: words – playwriting, songwriting, poetry, storytelling, fiction; performance – theatre, dance, music; digital – online, digital film, photography, gaming, social media; craft – high quality, innovative arts and crafts, making, fabrics, goods for sale; exhibition – visual art, galleries, hoardings, displays, signage; festival and parade – outdoors and indoors festivals, promenade, procession, spectacle, celebratory work.

There are no fixed amounts to apply for as part of the Open Call process. Right Up Our Street is open to a range of scales of project application and is also keen to hear from people who are looking for match funding as part of bigger collaborative projects.

“All applications will be considered at our monthly Community Associates meetings where we will aim to support as many high quality ideas that best meet our criteria as we possibly can. Our Community Associates will then recommend applications to take forward, to be considered by our Consortium members,” added Andrew.

Anyone wishing to submit a project proposal through the Open Call process should first read through details of criteria and how to apply before completing the application form, available online at