*This commission is now closed*

Doodle Artist for Interactive Installation, Grimsby


Our Big Picture, in collaboration with Grimsby Creates Noise are looking for an artist who is confident and able to doodle in a public place and work with members of the public, more specifically children and young people, to create an interactive doodle installation in two places in Grimsby.

This project is being made possible by DCMS, Arts Council England, Grimsby Creates, NE Lincolnshire Council.

Doodle Installation 1, February 2022 (5 days)
Working with a school before February Half Term, the artist will initiate a doodle and engage pupils and teachers, encouraging them to join in a doodle-along.

The artist will engage with the public during Half Term. People will be able to doodle along, or colour in the artist’s doodles. At the end of the Half Term week, there will be a finished doodle installation which will remain in the market for 4-6 weeks.

Doodle Installation 2, March 2022 (2 days)
As part of the Grimsby Creates Noise Festival, the artist will initiate another doodle in or around St James Square. The artist will work specifically with children and young people. The event will be very much music-based, so we would like the artist to take this into consideration when doodling and engaging with the public.

There will also be some collaboration with a poet who will collect what they hear to create poetry/lyrics for music.

In addition to the engagement days, we would expect the artist to do some prep and help to finalise the installation.

Timetable 2022
• Artist submission deadline: 4thJanuary
• Shortlisted artists interviewed online: 11thJanuary
• Artist commissioned:  13thJanuary
• Doodle installation part 1 completed by: 19thFebruary
• Doodle installation part 2 completed by: 19thMarch

Total Budget: Up to £2,500 to include artist fees, travel expenses, materials and VAT.

Deadline: Tuesday 4th January 2022, 12 noon.

Please email the following to your CV, images of work (no larger than 5MB in total or a link) and a short proposal (no more than 1 side of A4) on how you might engage with children and young people in Grimsby through this project.