Calling all Artists

As part of the larger Kings Gate partnership, in collaboration between Gingko Projects, DOCA, and Beautiful Creatures Theatre Arts, we are creating two larger than life puppets to form part of the Amesbury Carnival procession in 2019

We are seeking applications from artists who want to get involved in this project and be awarded at £1000 bursary to fund it. We will prioritise applicants from the Kings Gate area, and then those that are geographically closest to our target community.

We are looking for emerging artists who want to work with communities on large-scale work, have an interest in puppetry, would like to gain experience of processional work, may have experience of lantern making or working with withies to create larger structures. You may be an established artist who is looking to change direction or gain experience with working in new materials. You will have the opportunity to work with a new team, members of the local community and other artists on this exciting new project.

We will create opportunities to work with artists on large-scale animated structures, and with community groups throughout the spring term. You will need to be available to appear in Amesbury to support the delivery of a spectacular processing work on the 15th of June.

You will be required to document your experience throughout and report to the partnership as well as inputting to Social media groups and output.

How to apply

To apply for this bursary, and the project in general, please email us a short biography outlining relevant experience. Please tell us how this opportunity would further your career or artistic practice and how it fits with your long-term plans. What do you hope to gain from completing this project and what will you bring to it to make you stand out from the crowd.

We’d like to see images of your work, links to instagram, facebook or a website if you have them.

Please supply at least one reference.

If you are successful you will be entitled to a £1000 bursary which will be paid in instalments.

Please make your application by email to Loz Samuels –