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Do you know a forgotten or overlooked place, that you think is important and which you would like to nominate to be part of an art project? Maybe the petrified oak forest of Mundon, Cambridge’s elusive Chalk Pits, or abandoned sites like Tesco in Chatteris or Pontin's Holiday Park in Hemsby?

We are re-drawing the map of the East of England with places important to the people living here. If you live in Bedfordshire, Cambridgeshire, Essex, Hertfordshire, Norfolk and Suffolk we’d love you to nominate a place below.

Submission process open until 22nd October

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The East Contemporary Visual Arts Network (ECVAN) is launching New Geographies, a three-year partnership between nine arts organisations in the east of England.

Through this open call, we are asking people to nominate overlooked or unexpected places in the region that they find meaningful and interesting to them. By asking ‘what is a forgotten place that you think is important to highlight?’ we want more people to share their stories, building upon an active discussion with the potential to connect us to each other and to reimagine our idea of ‘place’.

The public nominations of overlooked places will create a new map of the East of England made by those who live here.

In response to these nominations, ECVAN will commission artists – from the UK and internationally – to highlight some of those places with new site-specific work. This combination of local knowledge and world-class art seeks to create a new vision of the East of England as a place to encounter excellent art in unexpected places.

Each artwork will be different but all the projects will be united by one thing: their inspiration taken from the people and places where they’re located. New Geographies will create a new democratised map for our region whilst experiencing high-quality international art in unexpected locations. For everyone.

Follow #Newgeog for social media updates on the project.

Design & Art Direction: Sarah Boris & Frederic Tacer; Development: Twelve
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