The Hidden Gems grant scheme has already funded AR nature projects, Turner-nominated artists and a multi-venue performance that brought to light the stories of Herefordshire mothers abandoned by their community.
The fund – awarded by the Herefordshire’s A Great Place project – has just awarded £60k to another five ambitious artworks (see more here), each looking at a different slice of the county’s history and heritage.
And going along with this year’s projects is the chance for four young artists to shadow the artists behind them as things take shape, learning what it takes to produce and deliver a large-scale spectacle.
The Shadow Artist placement is available for 18-25-year-olds. The young people will work alongside the lead artist on each project for a minimum of five days – that means working on light art with the nationally-renowned Sidney Nolan Trust, to drone shots of the Wye Valley – and will also be able to get 2.5 days of training from Rural Media.
You can get more details on each of the projects on the Hidden Gems page here.
And you can get the full spec for the Shadow Artist scheme via the button below. (The deadline for applications is October 18)