A woman passing an outdoor exhibtion, pushing a pram, turns her head to keep looking at an image as she continues on past.
Photoworks’ past work has included staging outdoor exhibitions including the one shown here in Worthing 2020 © Rosie Powell
Photoworks’ past work has included staging outdoor exhibitions including the one shown here in Worthing 2020 © Rosie Powell

Picturing England's High Streets

Picturing England's High Streets is a major commission that will see six artists undertaking residencies at high street locations across England. 

The selected photographers will work with local communities to create a contemporary portrait of England's high streets between now and 2024.

Photoworks has been commissioned to run the project in partnership with photography organisations and local communities in:

  • Prescot and Chester (with Open Eye Gallery)
  • Coventry and Stoke-on-Trent (with GRAIN Projects)
  • Leicester (with QUAD/ FORMAT)
  • London (with Photofusion) 

Photographers will be selected via a free open call.

Find out how to apply

The Photoworks commission is part of the High Streets Heritage Action Zones Cultural Programme, led by Historic England.

We are very pleased to have been appointed lead partner for Picturing England’s High Streets - an ambitious programme which provides exciting opportunities for photographers and local communities across High Streets in England. We will work with a range of arts organisations to facilitate this four year project and look forward to engaging with communities across the country.

Shoair Mavlian, Director Photoworks

Supported by

HM Government
National Lottery
Arts Council
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