Chronicle Digital Storytelling and MH100 are celebrating the 100th year anniversary of Martlesham Heath Airfield, Suffolk - and want your inspiring artistic content to support their event!
This airfield in a beautiful ancient area of heathland, and has played a significant role in World War 2 as a frontline operational airbase, as well as a testing site for aircrafts such as an early prototype of the iconic Spitfire.
Chronicle would love to inspire some unique visual artwork which references the background of this historical area! This could be based around the landscape, Spitfire planes or the inspiring stories of the heroes in the RAF, such as:
Servicing Aircraft: https://vimeo.com/209606404
Memories of Bader: https://vimeo.com/184700187
On a Wing and a Prayer: https://vimeo.com/200362094
You will receive £150 as payment for use of your work as prints. If your original piece of work sells, you will also get 50% of the sale price of the piece, which would be around the £150-£250 price mark (negotiable).
The deadline for this opportunity is midnight Monday 17th April.
Details - please read
The artworks chosen will be used to help fundraise for the celebrations, so you are not only getting paid for your work, you are also contributing your artwork to a fantastic charitable cause! This is also an opportunity for hundreds more eyes on your work, since your piece will be involved in the crowdfunding campaign as well as an exhibition during the event.
Your piece will be given in various forms to people who donate to the crowdfunding campaign in various stages. So small postcard sets will be given to people who contribute a small amount, a run of 75 signed prints will be given to a higher contribution, and your original artwork will be sold for about £150-250 to anyone who want so buy it.
Before you submit to this opportunity, please ensure you are able supply us with a high-quality image of your piece (preferably scanned at 600dpi) as well as provide the original artwork quickly upon request if your piece is selected.
Additional Information About Martlesham Heath
Since its establishment as an airfield in 1917, Martlesham Heath has played an important role within the area and beyond. Since its early days as an aircraft testing airfield, Martlesham has helped to shape aviation development and innovative avionics such as radar and blind landings. An early prototype Spitfire was tested at Martlesham. During WW2, the airfield played an active strategic role and hosted squadrons from both the RAF and the USAAF.
The airfield also hosted Eagle Squadron, made up of volunteer pilots from the USA. Squadrons of Bristol Blenheim bombers, Hawker Hurricanes, Supermarine Spitfires, Hawker Typhoons, P47’s and P51’s all operated from the airfield and among the many pilots based there were Robert Stanford Tuck, and Squadron Leader Douglas Bader.
The airfield officially closed in 1963 and thereafter evolved to become a thriving residential community along with a business park (including Adastral Park) and the Suffolk Constabulary Police Headquarters.