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(EXTENDED) Apply now | Design our ‘ShoeBox’ Larder

Design our ‘ShoeBox’ Larder, view full brief.

We would like to appoint an installation artist/interior designer/set designer  to lead on the co-design of the ‘ShoeBox’ – our small, multi-use community space on Bostonway in Blackpool (approx. dimensions 5.2 x 3 meters).

The redesigned ‘ShoeBox’ will house a community larder and function as a space to store tools and equipment for the community garden, as well as host the resident’s book exchange.

To reflect what the community needs from the ‘Shoebox’, consultation with residents needs to take place, supported by LeftCoast’s Neighbourhood Producer. The successful applicant will need to spend at least half a day on site at Bostonway to engage with residents and fully explore the space prior to the creation of any designs.

As far as possible, the scheme design and materials should connect to the reuse and repurpose principles that we are championing within the project and inspire users of the ‘ShoeBox’ services to adopt these principles in their own lives.

We are particularly looking for applicants who are interested in continuing their involvement in the project during the second stage build and fit out of the design.

Fee for Stage 1: 


Project Time Frame:

April 2023 – Stage 1: Community Consultations and final design presentation

May 2023 – Stage 2: Build and Fit Out

How to apply:

To apply please submit a proposal that outlines:

  • A paragraph on why you are interested in the commission 
  • A background to your practice with examples of your past work/projects that you think demonstrate how your practice fits this brief 
  • A breakdown of the budget into how many days you would spend on the project 
  • CV


Please send your proposal as one document, ideally a PDF, no more than 1,500 words.

Deadline 12pm 20/3/2023

View the full brief.

Please email finished applications to our Neighbourhood Producer Catherine Peters

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