Call out for Artists, Makers, Creatives – Set the Sails

The Cultural Spring is seeking to commission two artists, makers or creatives to work with two community groups to create a series of model boats that will be featured as part of the cultural programme to celebrate the arrival of The Tall Ships Races in Sunderland in July 2018.

From 11th until 14th July 2018, Sunderland will welcome a majestic fleet of Tall Ships to take part in a colourful four day festival of culture and entertainment across the city, before they set sail in spectacular style to compete in the first leg of The Tall Ships Races 2018.

Five community groups in the east area of Sunderland are currently working with artists as part of Set the Sails. We have now secured funding to work with a further two community groups as part of Set the Sails.

The premise for the project is that the groups work with an artist to design a number of boats to scale, either individually or in teams. The boats can be made from any materials (e.g. wood, plastic, paper, cardboard, textiles). The boats don’t need to be watertight.

We are seeking an artist to work with Fulwell Junior School and Fencehouses YMCA Learning Difficulties and Disability (LDD) Group.

Artist Brief

Deadline for proposals: Sunday 13th May, 5pm

For more information please contact Michael Barrass or Emma Scarr.