Your Seasons of Stories Project - opportunity for two artists / creative practitioners

We are looking for two visual artists / creative practitioners to be part of our ‘Your Seasons of Stories’ project starting in  September 2021. Closing date for applications is noon Monday 16th August 2021.

Storytime at Hardy's Monument (c) Steph Aburrow


The Stepping into Nature project, led by the Dorset Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, has been awarded support using public funding by the National Lottery through Arts Council England for a new social engagement project called Your Seasons of Stories.

Your Season of Stories will gather seasonal memories, traditions and stories from people living in Dorset, living with a long term health condition or are in a caring role to co-design a ‘creative resource’ which will help spark connection to nature and others for improved wellbeing. The seasonal material will be gathered through interactive sessions using professional poets, storytellers and artists. Once the resources are created they will be widely shared, along with short inspirational films about how to create your own seasonal material, to encourage and inspire individuals, pairs or groups to create their own seasonal stories.

There is currently two lead artists, a poet, Sarah Acton and a storyteller, Martin Maudsley, on board. The project is now looking for 2 more visual artists to co-design and facilitate online and in person sessions and to create their own commissioned artwork to be used in a creative resource.

This project is a great opportunity to bring people together to create something positive and unique whilst giving a boost to peoples creative confidence, self-esteem and mood.

Find out more

  • Closing date for applications is noon Monday 16th August 2021, project to be completed by end of May 2022.
  • The maximum amount available for this project is £4000, which will cover artist time, material and travel.
  • For further information, please see the Your Seasons of Stories Invitation to Quote below.
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