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Remembering Together, Scotland’s Covid Community Memorial Call Out for Artists Launched

Collective acts of reflection, remembrance, hope and healing
with communities across Scotland

Callouts have begun for artists/creative practitioners to co-create Covid memorial projects with communities in each of Scotland’s 32 local authorities

visit for call out updates www.rememberingtogether.scot/artist-commission-callouts

Remembering Together, Scotland’s Covid Community Memorial

Remembering Together is a national programme of remembrance managed by greenspace scotland, bringing together communities and artists/creative practitioners in collective acts of reflection, remembrance, hope and healing. Supported with £4.1 million provided by the Scottish Government, memorial projects will be co-created in every local authority area of Scotland as communities work with artists/creative practitioners to honour those that have lost their lives to Covid-19 and reflect on their own experiences.

Programme partners will soon be issuing call-outs to artists/creative practitioners in all disciplines for expressions of interest in phase 1 of the programme. This is when ideas and opportunities will be developed with communities that could include not only gardens and physical structures but also work that is digital or can exist in many locations. These ideas will be realised in phase 2 of the programme, beginning later in 2022.

The role of the artist/creative practitioner will be to work with people in ways that are inclusive and relevant with the emphasis on co-creation. A brief has been developed between the programme team and local delivery partners for phase 1 of Remembering Together which will be open to applications in some areas from November 2021, with others to follow.  Artists/creative practitioners will then be selected between January 2022 and March 2022.

A learning plan has been developed to support artists in communities and to acknowledge that we are working in a diversifying Scotland and in a climate emergency. The pandemic is not over, we are living in times of change, and as such co-creating with care is a fundamental value supporting the programme.

Artists and communities can find out how to be part of Remembering Together at www.rememberingtogether.scot Opportunities will also be posted on the Creative Scotland Opportunities portal and will be announced by partners as they become available.

Each local authority area has its own page on the website for local updates. There are also details on the website of Remembering Together events including online briefings for artists intending to apply to the programme.

 

 

  • Scotland’s Covid Community Memorial was announced by the First Minster in March 2021, on the anniversary of Scotland’s first national lockdown

 

  • Now named Remembering Together, the programme is being delivered by greenspace scotland and is supported with £4.1 million provided by the Scottish Government

 

  • Remembering Together will be managed in two phases. Phase 1 is a five-month period of co-creation in each local authority area between communities and the artists/creative practitioners selected following responses to an advertised brief. In phase 2, for up to nine months, the co-created ideas in each area will be realised in whatever way communities feel is the most appropriate for them

 

  • Local reference groups in each area are working with the greenspace scotland Remembering Together team to identify communities most impacted by Covid and to assist with access

 

  • A National Advisory Group has been established to work with greenspace scotland in the delivery of Remembering Together which includes LGBT Health and Wellbeing, Cruse Bereavement Care Scotland, NHS Charities Together, Age Scotland, Diversity Scotland and others

 

Web:                           www.rememberingtogether.scot              www.greenspacescotland.org.uk

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