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A New £2M Ground-Breaking National Project: Nature Calling

National Landscapes Association in partnership with Activate Performing Arts are looking to commission writers and artists to take part in a brand new £2M ground-breaking national project called Nature Calling.  Exceptional and diverse artists are now invited to apply for one of 12 commissions to explore and celebrate nature and our National Landscapes (formerly known […]

National Landscapes Association in partnership with Activate Performing Arts are looking to commission writers and artists to take part in a brand new £2M ground-breaking national project called Nature Calling.  Exceptional and diverse artists are now invited to apply for one of 12 commissions to explore and celebrate nature and our National Landscapes (formerly known as Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty – AONBs), for a programme of work that culminates in a Season of art between May and October 2025.

Nature Calling is a nationally significant partnership project Funded by Arts Council England and Defra (Department for Environment, Farming and Rural Affairs), as well as National Landscapes in England (34 in total). Partners include the National Landscape Association, Activate Performing Arts, Poetry School, the six regional National Landscapes that will act as ‘hubs’ (Chilterns, Dorset, Forest of Bowland, Lincolnshire Wolds, Mendip Hills and Surrey Hills).

Dorset National Landscapes will be playing a key role in this exciting project as 1 of 6 hubs, where a lot of the activity will take place. The aim of Nature Calling is to listen to our communities and ensure our landscapes are a place for everyone. It will engage new audiences across England and inspire the whole National Landscapes family, whilst bringing the special qualities of our National Landscapes to the fore.

Each of the 34 National Landscapes in England will work collaboratively with their local communities, with key activity taking place at the 6 National hubs.

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Download the Nature Calling Commission Brief

Supplementary downloads:

Frequently Asked Questions

Dorset Appendix

Chilterns Appendix

Forest of Bowland Appendix

Lincolnshire Wolds Appendix

Mendip Hills Appendix

Surrey Hills Appendix

 

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