Rembering Together, Scotland’s Covid Community Memorial

26 November 2021

Remembering Together is a national programme of remembrance managed by Greenspace Scotland, bringing together communities and artists/creative practitioners in collective acts of reflection, remembrance, hope and healing. Supported with £4.1 million provided by the Scottish Government, memorial projects will be co-created in every local authority area of Scotland as communities work with artists/creative practitioners to honour those that have lost their lives to Covid-19 and reflect on their own experiences.

Programme partners will soon be issuing call-outs to artists/creative practitioners in all disciplines for expressions of interest in phase 1 of the programme. This is when ideas and opportunities will be developed with communities that could include not only gardens and physical structures but also work that is digital or can exist in many locations. These ideas will be realised in phase 2 of the programme, beginning later in 2022.

The role of the artist/creative practitioner will be to work with people in ways that are inclusive and relevant with the emphasis on co-creation. A brief has been developed between the programme team and local delivery partners for phase 1 of Remembering Together which will be open to applications in some areas from November 2021, with others to follow.  Artists/creative practitioners will then be selected between January 2022 and March 2022.

A learning plan has been developed to support artists in communities and to acknowledge that we are working in a diversifying Scotland and in a climate emergency. The pandemic is not over, we are living in times of change, and as such co-creating with care is a fundamental value supporting the programme.

Artists and communities can find out how to be part of Remembering Together at Opportunities will also be posted on the Creative Scotland Opportunities portal and will be announced by partners as they become available.

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