DAiSY Commission Opportunities

DAISY offers Emerging Artist commissions for artists who are based in Surrey. The programme supports artists to develop their practice by offering mentoring from industry professionals and fostering connections with our cultural partners across the county.

We look for gifted, emerging artists who identify as disabled, who live, have a base, or work in Surrey, and who are keen for some support to progress their artistic development.

We have now allocated our Artist Commissions for 2021, but please check back in 2022 for future rounds.

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Creative Facilitator – The Orchard Project with SOLD at High Ashurst & DAiSY

We are looking for a freelance creative workshop facilitator who is familiar with working with individuals with learning difficulties to work alongside Surrey Outdoor Learning (SOLD) and Disability Arts in Surrey (DAiSY).

You will facilitate a series of workshops and events with four DAiSY member groups, to celebrate and explore the history of apple growing at High Ashurst and the local area.  The project will happen alongside the identification of old apple trees currently existing in a derelict orchard on the High Ashurst site, and the replanting of the orchard, using local heritage varieties. The workshops will be happening with Surrey History Center and RHS Garden Wisley, who will provide information about the site, apple growing and the natural history of Box Hill. Working alongside DAiSY, the workshops and events will help inform the creation of permanent interpretation resources within the Orchard as well as sculptural seating. These resulting artworks will be installed in the new orchard in Spring 2021 and form a new outdoor learning space.

Fee: The Creative Facilitator will be paid a day rate of £200 for 21 days with a total fee of £4,200.

Timescale: Sept ‘22 – April ‘23

Project planning will begin in September with the first activity, Apple Day, happening on October 21st 2022. We will then need to work with Surrey History Center and RHS Wisley to run four workshops at each site between November and January. The Wassailing event will take place in early February 2023. The project will conclude in April 2023 with the opening event at High Ashurst.

For more details and how to apply please download the brief:

Facilitator Call-out (PDF)

Facilitator Call-out (Word doc)

Contact Cara Flowers with any queries: cara@daisyfest.co.uk