FRED 2007 - Call For Proposals
FRED was established in 2004 to allow artists to reach a wider audience by showing work outside of the gallery environment. Over the past three years over 300 artists from all five continents have created new works in over 250 locations across the length and breadth of England's largest and most rural county.
Although home to only 400,000 residents, as the UK's number 2 visitor destination over 16 million people visit the area annually for its cultural heritage and world-class landscapes. As a result, visitor figures for previous FRED events have exceeded the 1 million mark over the 16 day period.
A number of bursaries are available to help artists realise their project and cover all travel, accommodation and materials costs. In addition a small number of more ambitious, large-scale works will be commissioned as part of the marketing and publicity campaigns. Artist development support and project management will be provided to maximise the benefit to the artists and encourage ambition and risk-taking.
Application forms are available from the FRED website or by sending a stamped SAE to: FRED, Foldgallery, 3, Walton's Yard, Kirkby Stephen, Cumbria, CA17 4QT, UK.
Deadline for applications is 5pm, 12 Apr 2007.