Wessex Museums seeks creative collaborators for “Lost & Found” folk project

Wessex Museums is rediscovering and reconnecting people to the region’s rich folk heritage with our ongoing project, Lost & Found: Redefining the folk arts and traditions of Wessexgenerously supported by the National Lottery Heritage Fund, Arts Council England, and Swire Charitable TrustThis initiative will celebrate the region’s rich folk heritage through a captivating touring exhibition.

As part of the exhibition interpretation, Wessex Museums is commissioning the following two creatives:

  • Musician/Composer: We are seeking a musician(s)/composer(s) to reinterpret five   folk songs from the Wessex region. These compositions will be produced as audio files and integrated into the exhibition’s song map.
  • Song map artist: We are looking for an artist to develop a unique map, both physical and digital, for display within the exhibition. This map will serve as a visual guide to locate the region’s folk songs and stories throughout Wessex.

Please refer to the Invitation to Quote documents below for a comprehensive overview of each opportunity. Interested suppliers may quote individually, or in collaboration with other artists, for one or both briefs.


Invitation to quote: Musician(s)/ Composer(s)

Invitation to quote: Song Map Artist

Responding to the brief 

For information on how to submit a quotation, please refer to the documents and guidelines available above. Submissions should be returned to hello@wessexmuseums.org.uk by 9am, Tuesday 28 May 2024. 

Any questions or further support 

If you would like an informal discussion about the commission brief in advanced of the deadline please contact Rachel Mulhearn, Project Manager. Email: rachel.mulhearn@wessexmuseums.org.uk


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