Chance to work on art projects in Boston

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Artists are being invited to volunteer their work to two community projects in Boston as part of a community art group’s project.

Transported, which aims to promote art in the community, has two new commissions available as part of its On Your Doorstep strand.

The commissions will involve innovative and experienced artists working with the members of the community on projects with the Boston Crematorium and the Boston Woods Trust.

A spokesman said the locations have been nominated by residents and the aim is to improve these areas for the community.

Transported programme director Nick Jones said: “On Your Doorstep offers local residents the chance to commission a professional artist to work with them to celebrate what makes where they live special.

“We are looking for special artists that can help us create amazing site specific artworks as well as inspire everybody to want to do more.”

On Your Doorstep involves working in partnership with community groups to improve nominated areas in Boston borough and South Holland.

The crematorium project will invite ideas for an installation themed around the idea of a water feature.

The aim is to make something long-lasting and weather resistant and organisers hope it will go towards ‘providing a calming, artistically inspired piece that will enhance the area and the experience of those using the space’.

The theme for the Boston Woods Trust project is Lincolnshire botanist Sir Joseph Banks, with hope to include as much input from the community as possible.

The project will involve a partnership between the Boston Woods Trust and the artist to ensure that the upkeep after installation can be maintained by the trust.

It is hoped to finish the installations by June 2015, with a community consultation phase from February.

The deadline for applications is 9am, on Friday, February 6. For more information on the commissions visit www.transportedart.com/artists-commissions-2015