Published date: 20 May 2021

Last edited date: 3 June 2021

This notice was replaced on 9 September 2021

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Awarded contract (published 9 September 2021)

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Contract summary


  • Artistic services - 92312000

Location of contract

RH17 6TN

Value of contract

£70,000 to £1,000,000

Procurement reference


Published date

20 May 2021

Closing date

30 June 2021

Closing time


Contract start date

1 October 2021

Contract end date

31 December 2022

Contract type

Service contract

Procedure type

Open procedure (below threshold)

Any interested supplier may submit a tender in response to an opportunity notice.

This procedure can be used for procurements below the relevant contract value threshold.

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RBG Kew Wakhurst summer programme is themed around "Food security". It is a 3 month programme highlighting the importance of Kew's scientific work in this area and seeks to connect our visitors to nature in a new, innovative way.

We're seeking submissions for artists of all disciplines eg. sound designers, sculpture artists, food artists etc for our Summer programme 2022.
Encouraging visitors to connect with nature, these innovative, varied artworks will add a new layer to visitors' understanding and enjoyment of the landscape, encouraging them to experience nature with fresh ears and eyes!

We are looking for artists that want to give a cultural response to Wakehurst and Kew science, exploring ways of connecting our audience with nature in new and innovative ways, whilst communicating some of the core work that Kew science is doing in the areas of food security and biodiversity.
We are looking to commission 6 - 10 installations of different scales with budgets ranging from 5k - 30k

If you are interested please contact Sarah Jandu via for further information.

More information


Additional text

To apply please email Sarah Jandu via

About the buyer

Contact name

Sarah Jandu


Kew Green