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Community / participatory art opportunity in Nottingham

March 31, 2009

Opportunity for Community/ Participatory Artist (Nottingham)


Honeywood Gardens Estate Action Team (HEAT) and Gedling Borough Council require two creative practitioners to support the delivery of a visioning event for a landscaping project.


HEAT Background

The Honeywood Gardens Estate was built in the quarry left by the old Thorneywood Brickyard, which closed in 1967. The Brickyard Community Centre stands on the exact site of the Old Brickworks.


Gedling Borough Council built The Brickyard Community Centre in response to a call from the Honeywood Gardens Community for a focal point for services and a place to meet and resolve the environmental and social issues on the estate. A new residents association was formed (HEAT) and the centre opened for business in April 2007.


The “Pride in Honeywood” Initiative


HEAT and Gedling Borough Council are working together to develop the area surrounding The Brickyard Community Centre.  Potential projects for the area include:

  • the redevelopment of a grassy space outside of the centre to include a motif or logo for the Estate
  • the design of a mural to improve the boarded up frontage of a block of empty local shops


To give the local community an opportunity to have maximum involvement in this project a visioning event will be held at The Brickyard Community Centre on Saturday 16th May 2009 from 1-4pm.


HEAT are looking for two creative practitioners to lead activities during this event to inspire the community in producing innovative and creative designs for these projects. Key elements such as form, function, feasibility, sustainability, visual and cultural impact, community safety and community engagement will need to be considered.


This event will provide an excellent opportunity for consultation with the Honeywood Gardens community and practitioners will need to have experience of working with a range of community groups, particularly with young people, and have up to date CRB checks.


Please email an expression of interest (no more than one A4 side) including proposed fees for the session by Thursday April 9th.


If you would like to discuss this opportunity please contact:

Sarah Cook, Arts Strategy and Development Officer at Gedling Borough Council, 0115 9013605,

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