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Community Callout


An opportunity to help shape your neighbourhood

The Line is working on three new creative projects in Newham and is looking for 30 people – 10 for each commission – living or working close to Cody Dock to work with them to help shape these new artworks.

Further details of the three creative projects have been provided below.


What would I be asked to do?

Each project will have 8-10 paid community members to help shape the project.  The group will meet monthly for 2-3 hours, where your views on what you would like to see created for your neighbourhood will help to inform  the commission. You will be supported through the process through facilitated sessions where you will explore potential creative themes, create an artist’s brief, select and work with the appointed artist in the development of the proposal.

In exchange, The Line will be inviting inspirational facilitators to work with you and project manage the delivery of the commissions for your neighbourhood and community.

Selected community members will be paid the London Living Wage or an equivalent for their time.


What might my commitment be?

As a selected community member for the project, you will be asked to take part in a series of meetings. These will be held online and in person depending on the nature of the activity. Meetings will take place once a month for 6-12 months and will be between 2-3 hours in length. They will be held at a time that best suits the group.


The Commissions

There are three new creative commissions planned, the following information is an outline of the projects.

Project 1. Star Lane to The Lea – is a commission to direct people to Cody Dock from Star Lane Station. The proposed project will look to provide creative and environmental solutions, reflective of the local context, whilst prioritising access needs.

Project 2. Connecting Communities – the aim of this second commission is to create a visual connection between Newham and Tower Hamlets across the River Lea, encourage people to discover and spend time on the Leaway.

Project 3. How Do You Play?– the third commission by Cody Dock aims to explore how we play in order to create an accessible, destination play space for local residents.

If the opportunity to develop new skills, help make art more accessible and meet new people sounds like something you are interested in please get in touch.

No previous experience is required.


Contact information

If you have any further questions about the community callout or the application process please email us at info@the-line.org

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