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Calling all artists

Boston area artists have an opportunity to apply for commissions from Transported, the Boston and South Holland project to engage more people in the arts.

Transported will now be commissioning artists to bring to life 11 strands identified by its initial consultation phase.

It wants to hear from exciting and innovative, individual artists and companies of quality for the following three strands:

· Open Book - arts experiences taking place in libraries as new venues for arts activities;

· Live and Local - live-site specific performances in non-conventional settings;

· Creative Consultation - innovative artistic experiences exploring new methods of engagement in specific locations not visited during the initial consultation phase

Transported is holding an open day for interested applicants to attend on Thursday, February 6, at the following locations:

Spalding Library, Victoria Street, Spalding, PE11 1EA, from 10am to 11.30am;

The Swan, High Street, Moulton, PE12 6QB from noon to 2pm;

The Wheatsheaf, Market Place, Swineshead, PE20 3LJ, from 3pm to 5pm

To download the briefs and application forms for each strand, please visit

Closing dates for applications: Open Book, 9am, Monday, February 24; Creative Consultation, 9am, Monday, February 24; Live and Local, 9am, Thursday, March 6. Interview dates: Creative Consultation, Monday, March 3; Open Book Friday, March 7; Live and Local, Monday, March 17.

For more details on all of the strands, visit

For more information on Transported, please visit the website at or call the office on 01406 701006 or 701013.