National Museums Liverpool are inviting artists working in the Northwest of England to submit their proposals to create a pop-up exhibition focusing on Liverpool and its role in historic slavery hosted at the Martin Luther King Jr. building.
During 2022 and 2023 the International Slavery Museum will host a series of pop-up exhibitions exploring the many profound and import stories of the transatlantic slave trade and its legacies. These interventions will help build momentum towards an ambitious transformation plans for the Liverpool Waterfront, and the newly reimagined International Slavery Museum.
NML want to provide a platform for multiple voices in developing their vision, influencing, and shaping the transformation of the museum, its storytelling and the wider historic waterfront. The team want to open their doors and welcome exciting new ideas and experimental approaches to how we interpret our past and look forward to the future.
What they’re looking for
They are looking for an artist or art collective to develop an artistic response to Liverpool and its role in historic slavery.
They are looking for fresh, exciting and innovative ideas to create a visually strong and immersive experience, which can be used as a platform for engagement, discussion and debate around Liverpool and its role in historic slavery.
The pop-up display should be designed to attract a broad, inter-generational audience and should be particularly appealing to young adults as well as tourists visiting the city.
What you will receive
A commissioning fee of £5,000 will be made as staged payments against key project milestones.
A production budget of up to £15,000 to cover materials and any associated interpretation will be managed by NML in partnership with the commissioned artist / art collective.
They will also offer expert support in developing and delivering your idea.
Deadline to apply: Monday 4 October, 12pm
Find out more about this Artist Opportunity with National Museums Liverpool here.