Creative practitioner call-out from Royal Museums Greenwich

We are seeking a creative practitioner, or artists collective, with experience in a public participatory practice, to produce a framework for co-curated display(s).

Deadline: 2 July 2020

This project aims to deliver a dynamic and inclusive welcome illustrating our values as a Museum, to open dialogue and representation of all identities. In doing this we want the lived experience of an artist of African or Caribbean heritage to inform the framework within which we create a welcome back to our communities.

As we start the gradual reopening of Royal Museums Greenwich sites in Greenwich, we want to use our spaces to bring people back together, to renew and to rebuild. We are proposing to create a series of opportunities for community expression so we can listen and reimagine the future.

We are seeking a creative practitioner, or artists collective, with experience in a public participatory practice, to produce a framework for co-curated display(s) which will ‘dress’ our sites as a statement of invigoration and inspiration for reopening, one that has the potential to evolve over the summer months as the nation adjusts to its new way of life.

- This project is focused on creating an inclusive, collaborative, community response.

- The desired outcome is to evoke ‘Togetherness’ sharing multiple perspectives on lived experiences of communities living a distinct island community.

- The project will collate responses from a local and national invitation for collaboration and contribution to building an inclusive moment of programming that engages with the shared experience of the breaking down of barriers to meet the challenges of Covid-19.

Aims and objectives of the project:

  • To create an innovative and inclusive welcome back statement for audiences 
  • To reflect on how society has endured the Covid-19 pandemic and provide a moment of Togetherness and shared experiences 
  • To create an accessible opportunity for consultation around the future of the Museum with local residents and communities of identity. 
  • To communicate Royal Museums Greenwich’s values and commitments to creating a more inclusive focus for local communities. Expected outcomes for this piece of work 
  • To create an eye-catching dynamic, positive welcome, presenting diverse voices and perspectives on the purpose of the Museum as the sites reopen, signalling transformational change for communities of identity. 
  • An impactful co-curated display that is inclusive and representative lived experiences and sharing an optimism for the future. 
  • A physical display, with potential for digital representation and extension in collaboration with local communities

Please find a full specification on the RMG website

How to apply

Please submit an expression of interest for this commission. We are expecting a light touch submission in the first instance, due to the limited timescale available, more details of the framework will be developed in collaboration with Royal Museums Greenwich after artist selection.

  • A covering letter sharing why you’re interested in the commission, how it supports your working practice and your vision for the co-curated outcome (one side of A4) 
  • A proposal detailing:
    - Initial ideas (to evolve once the commission is appointed)
    - Time frame - Budget breakdown (materials, equipment and delivery) 
  • CV / portfolio / website / digital platform including images and examples of your work

    Please send proposals or questions to 

Deadline: 2 July 2020.

It is anticipated the proposal will be developed between 8 -15 July 2020. There is a potential date of the end of July for initial installation of the co-curated outcomes, with an evolving display growing throughout the summer of 2020.

Fees and budget: A daily rate of £300 is anticipated –with the creation of the framework taking up to 5 days. Material budget additional depending on co-curated outcome.

25/06/2020 - 02/07/2020
Contact Name: 
Joanna Salter
Contact Email: