Daisi seeks two visual artists to take lead artist roles in The School Looks Around, a new project for 2010:  a partnership project between Daisi, Devon County Council Libraries and Devon Record Office, with London partners the Whitechapel Gallery and General Public Agency. See attached document for more information.

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 The idea for The School Looks Around originated from the rediscovery by General Public Agency of a publication of the same name written in 1948, which promoted the idea of the local survey as an adventurous and open-ended process, a ‘voyage of discovery into the life, history and organisation of the locality’. This project shares the twin aims of the original book, of using creativity to make the local area and issues of society and citizenship come alive for young people, and establishing new and lasting connections between schools and their communities.

 The School Looks Around is the focus of this exciting, new project opportunity.  Throughout the project activity, exploration, assessment and interpretation of the local neighbourhood, the public realm, the built and rural environment and its socio-economic make-up will be carried out by students with a lead artist and other professional practitioners such as geographers, historians, poets, sociologists, writers, architects or cartographers***.

 This project would suit visual artists who are increasingly interested in working in the field of the built, natural and social environment and social relations and who can lead creative documentary, mapping and archiving processes.

 The School Looks Around is funded by the Heritage Lottery Fund with additional support from Devon County Council.

 The project’s activity takes place across 3 terms, starting February 2010.

 For further information on how to apply email

Deadline for applications 12.00 noon on Wednesday 10th February 2010