Call out: Via Francigena Arts Trail commission

Via Francigena Arts Trail

Opportunity: Three public art commissions

Kent Downs AONB and the North Downs Way are working with project manager Dover Arts Development Ltd (DAD) to commission three public artworks for the Via Francigena section of the North Downs Way, between Canterbury Cathedral and the Dover Seafront.

The Via Francigena is an ancient Pilgrimage Route between Canterbury and Rome and is classified as a Cultural Route (similar to the Camino de Santiago) by the Council of Europe.

Ambitious in quality and speaking to pilgrimage & local heritage with contemporary relevance, the artworks should provide an opportunity for rest and contemplation as well as highlight the natural landscape and inspiring views.

Each of the installations should adhere to these three overarching criteria: 

  • Genuine authentic Kentish provenance; rooted in real research, heritage, pilgrimage, and landscape
  • Contemporary relevance; speaking to the modern world and local communities
  • World class artistic quality; ambitious in quality

This opportunity is suitable for artists, craftspeople, architects and designers with proven experience of working to produce long-lasting works in the public realm to a tight brief and limited budget.

The deadline for Submissions is April 16th 2021   

Applications are only through CuratorSpace.

For details about the commission and to apply:

Please get in touch if you have any queries:

The Project is funded by the Interreg Europe Green Pilgrimage Project.