2021 Deptford X Programme
This year’s festival will take the form of an outdoor Art Trail around Deptford. Festival visitors will be able to collect a map and use it to discover outdoor work situated in and around Deptford.
This year it is our intention to bring art and creativity out into the open to create joy and healing in our communities in the wake of the pandemic.
There will be a strong emphasis on artworks in the public realm so that we can create a walkable art trail, bringing art & the festive spirit fully and joyfully into the open for all to enjoy.
Our art trail will cover areas within SE8 and SE14 – anyone wishing to take part will need to ensure their work is located within these postcode areas.
Aims for the festival:
- Rooted in the fabric of our neighbourhoods and the people who live and work within them.
- A showcase for local creativity and innovation, using any manner of outdoor space
Deptford X 2021 will include four open call elements:
All of our open calls are free to apply to and are open to artists, local residents, children, young adults and local businesses. We also welcome artists from neighbouring boroughs provided your work is installed in the SE8/SE14 area.
If you are in the SE8 or SE14 area and you would like to offer some space to an artist to use for the festival, please sign up via our Venue Community form. We will then add you to our register for artists to get in touch with their proposed idea for your space.
In addition to the festival projects below, the Art Trail will also consist of further commissions by artists selected by the Deptford X director, and projects initiated by our peer network for People of Colour; Support Network.