20 February 2017

Calling all artists! Lost Eden at Kendal Calling 2017

Commissioning Opportunity, Lost Eden at Kendal Calling 2017

Thank you for enquiring about Lost Eden.

We are sorry to announce that we have recently been informed that we are not being commissioned to produce the Lost Eden installations at this year’s Kendal Calling.

We are therefore asking artists to direct their enquiries to Roxy Robinson, Creative Producer at From the Fields who will be able to advise on the latest position on artistic content for this year’s festival.

(Update 03/04/2017)

Launched in 2015, Lost Eden is an immersive arena for arts and culture set within stunning woodland on the Kendal Calling site. Inspired by the folklore of the Eden Valley, Cumbria, the space features multiple stages, intriguing installations and walkabout performances. There is a focus on night-time sculpture and light art installations in the area, which comes alive after 8pm. Part of the woodlands is also open in the day, with performances, decor and seating providing a relaxing escape from the chaos of the arena.

Over the last two years, Lost Eden has commissioned a variety of brand new artworks, including the Mechanical Heart by Felicity Jones and the Umbrella Tree by Tim Hill and Dave Young (Rag and Bone). In 2017, nine commissions will be offered. Of these, one artist will be offered a larger commission to tour their work to an additional 2 major boutique music festivals.

Lost Eden at Kendal Calling is produced in partnership with Walk the Plank. A panel made up of Walk the Plank and Kendal Calling representatives will shortlist and select applicants. In their proposals, successful applicants will have demonstrated good value for money, artistic excellence, understanding of logistical and production and plans for sustainable working practices.  Successful applicants will receive funding to create and install their work, and will be promoted in the 2017 Lost Eden launch and arts programme. All commissions are subject to securing Arts Council funding in 2017 (a bid is currently in place).  

Commission Levels

We invite proposals from artists for £2500 and £4000 sized commissions.

You can apply here