Art Roots Grizedale - Artist Commission

Art Roots Grizedale is a major commissioning programme designed to reinvigorate Grizedale as a centre of international excellence for art in the landscape. The Forestry Commission (FC) at Grizedale will commission artists to create of a series of permanent, high impact artworks which will form a central element in relation to the overall visitor experience and secure a sustainable future for art within Grizedale forest. The Art Roots Grizedale programme is core to the FC’s future development work and represents a significant commissioning opportunity to create new permanently sited public artwork in the UK.

As a part of Arts Roots Grizedale the FC are looking to commission 5 emerging artists to develop new work for the start of the Ridding Wood Trail, taking inspiration from the landscape, situation and the nearby siting of the former Grizedale Hall and its history as a Prisoner of War camp during World War ll. The successful artists will work along side a Lead Artist (Mentor) who will be commissioned to develop a suitable design for the overall form of the Ridding Wood Trail within the context of its use as an all ability access trail providing a multi sensory experience. Developed proposals will also form part of an exhibition which will publicly present the artists development and final designs.

Artists are requested to submit -
• 1 A4 page outlining their approach to this opportunity
• CV
• Artist should include a maximum of 10 images with their submission, either in hard copy or as low resolution digital files in a standard format
• Artists will be selected based on the vision and suitability of their proposed approach to the Commission opportunity.

A detailed project brief along with further information can be downloaded from the Forestry Commission website

Alternatively contact
Hayley Skipper, Curator - Arts Development
01229 862015

Deadline for submissions: Tue 31 May 2011, 5pm
Submissions can be sent by email or hardcopy to: hayley.skipper[at]

Hayley Skipper, Curator - Arts Development
North West England Forest District, Grizedale, Hawkshead, Ambleside, Cumbria, LA22 0QJ
Art Roots Grizedale

What: Art Roots Grizedale - Artist Commission
Further Details:
-Visit the Forestry Commission website
Contact: hayley.skipper[at]
Deadline: Tue 31 May 2011, 5pm