Job & Career Opportunities
Season for Change
Common Ground Commissions
Location: UK
Deadline: 30 July 2020
Season for Change has launched Common Ground, a programme of four £10,000 commissions for artists, makers or creators, and a professional development programme focused on cultural climate leadership

About Season for Change
Season for Change is a nationwide campaign focusing on artistic and cultural practices that celebrate the environment and inspire urgent climate action. Season for Change is led by Artsadmin and Julie’s Bicycle, delivered in collaboration with over 30 partners and supported by Arts Council England and the Paul Hamlyn Foundation.

Common Ground
Common Ground is a key element of the Season for Change commissions programme. It is an opportunity for four UK-based artists to create artistic work that prioritises and centres communities and groups that have been less represented in the climate movement.Running from September 2020 to Spring 2021, the commission offer includes:

  • Cash award of £10,000 to support the creation of a new work (including fees for producing support). This can include work that has been through a phase of initial development which is now ready for the next stage of support.
  • Professional development programme of tailored sessions to develop artistic practice and cultural leadership within the climate movement.
  • Advocacy and marketing support through Season for Change’s and partners’ websites and social media.
  • Support for access requirements.

The imbalances that exist within the climate movement unfortunately mirror environmental inequalities overall. Therefore, our focus for this programme are artists who belong to one or more of the following groups: Black, Asian or from a minority ethnic group in the UK (a person of colour), refugee, D/deaf, disabled, neurodivergent, working class and LGBTQI+.