Call Out: Ancient Objects - New Writing

April 20, 2018

Ancient Objects – New Writing

4 Artists

4 Objects

4 Locations

4 Unique Stories


Journeys Festival International celebrates the creative talents of exceptional refugee and asylum seekers artists, sharing the refugee experience through great art and culture. The Festival presents a broad range of creative activity including music, dance, poetry, spoken word, theatre, performance, visual arts and heritage projects. #JourneysMcr


Manchester Museum is a proud part of The University of Manchester. The Museum displays works of archaeology, anthropology and natural history and provides access to about 4.5 million items from every continent. It is the UK's largest university museum and serves both as a major visitor attraction and as a resource for academic research and teaching. It has around 500,000 visitors each year.



Ancient Objects - New Writing will bring together four artists/writers from refugee backgrounds to develop newwriting in response to objects housed in the Manchester Museum collection. This work along with the selected object will then be displayed in Manchester Libraries as part of Journeys Festival International 2018.


 We are looking for the facilitator of the project and will soon be announcing a call out for the artists too! Find out more about the Facilitator role below:




Proposals should include the following:

  • A short covering letter detailing your interest in the project and ideas for facilitating this work

  • An Artist Statement and CV

  • Up to 4 links to, or texts about relevant similar work you have delivered

Please send your proposals to:
The Deadline for Submissions is: 12 Noon, Monday 7 th May 2018
If you require further information don’t hesitate to contact Dan Williamson or 0161 2734090


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