The Trinity Triangle Heritage Action Zone is a four-year, community-led, regeneration programme supported by Historic England to breathe new life into an historic part of Hastings town centre, the Trinity Triangle and America Ground. As part of the scheme, Project Art Works has been commissioned to curate the cultural programme and commission artists. The initial pilot project involves yet-to-be-found musicians.  

Although Project Art Works is a well-established local collective of neurodiverse artists and makers, it is also a partner in the regeneration scheme and will be making use of its organisational skills and nationwide connections to manage the cultural events, as well as using some of its gallery space to host performances. 

The musical project will involve four musicians, as individuals or a group – and the hunt is on to find them. These musicians, or group of musicians will engage and work with community groups to create and perform original compositions that can be shared within the Heritage Action Zone during the spring of 2021 – online or in a safe physical space. Applicants will be expected to create a short expression of interest that will describe a methodology for their process and what they will do and/or who they might work with.

The Heritage Action Zone team is keen to use the money it has won from Historic England to support local musicians and other communities during this particularly challenging time, where paid work can be hard to find. The fee for this commission is £1,600 for each musician/music group.

As the Heritage Lottery Fund states on their website, Action Zones are all about “unlocking the potential” of places that are “rich in heritage”. And kicking off the new year as part of this process there will be some original music performed about this town and for the people of this town.

The deadline for expressions of interest is 5pm on Friday 20th November 2020

For application details visit projectartworks.org/musician-commission-opportunity. For more information, email [email protected]
or phone 01424 423555. 


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