One of the UK’s rarest and most threatened habitats, over 97 per cent of species-rich meadows have disappeared since the 1930s – and with them, their layers and intricacies, power and potential.
Projects at Kew are working to unlock the magic of meadows and discover just how essential they are, with their ability to store carbon, filter pollutants, manage flood water, attract pollinators and
connect us to nature.
We are seeking artists of all disciplines who can help make the invisible visible and communicate important themes selected by Wakehurst in a way that is tangible, engaging, relatable and
inspiring for the general public. We are looking to commission between four and eight installations of different scales with budgets ranging from £5,000 to £30,000.
Building on the success of our previous summer programmes, Summer of Sound (2021), Nourish
(2022), and Rooted (2023), our 2024 summer programme will be a three-month programme (July – September) highlighting the importance of meadows. In addition to the day programme, we’ll have a series of related workshops for children and adults, and an evening event.
We are seeking artists to produce a piece which brings to life at least one the following topics:
• The dynamic nature of carbon
• Nature connectedness and wellbeing
• Cultural identity
We invite artists to express their interest in the programme by 10am on 21 March 2023. We’ll then
schedule online conversations with those that are suitable. Please use this link to register, access the expression of interest document and apply:
If you have any problems with the link please
For further information, please contact email@example.com (Procurement department, Kew),
The deadline is Tuesday 21 March 2023 at 10:00.
Wakehurst, West Sussex