‘Medway Superstars’ – Call for Artists STAGE 1- DEADLINE EXTENDED
We are thrilled with the applications we have received for the Medway Superstars Project, thank you to everyone that has applied so far!

We are excited to be able to open the application process again for a further three weeks so please help us to spread the word.

This project has a strong connection to INTRA, the High Street that stretches from Star Hill, Rochester to Sun Pier, Chatham. Therefore, for us to meet our criteria and gain a wide selection of applicants that are based in or undertake their artistic practice in this area, we are extending the deadline to enable and encourage diverse applications.

Additionally, we are aware that there were some difficulties with the link to the application form so we have made some improvements and have extended the deadline for all applicants. Applications are now open until 15th September 2023.


Medway Superstars, is a project by 51zero showcasing and mapping the creative talents of artists located/based across Medway – from those in the early stages of their careers, to those who are internationally renowned.

This is STAGE 1 in the development of this ambitious project advocating the value of the artist’s role in local urban and cultural regeneration. This will be delivered in three stages (Between 2023 – 2030). The aim is to represent all of Medway’s artists by 2030 (end year of the present Culture Strategy, that was written collaboratively and led by Creative Medway). We will also create a tool for future artists to be included in the map post 2030.


Lead artist Margherita Gramegna-Taylor, is inviting artists from all areas of Medway to apply.

The project is about Medway artists. By ‘Medway artists’ we mean anyone who practises an art form as their career and has a strong connection with the area. They should have contributed to or currently be contributing to Medway’s cultural landscape with their art practice. This includes those in the early stages of their careers to those who are internationally renowned.
This can be in any medium; visual arts, music, digital arts, theatre, dance, poetry, writing, sculpture, (and more!), whether that’s two-dimensional, three-dimensional, or digital media.


To apply, please submit an application using the online form below. Please note that you must have your practice based in Medway/live in the Medway area.

Please describe your relationship with Medway, including a place within Medway you feel a particular affinity with and that is culturally meaningful to you.

In this first stage, we have a particular focus on the Old High Street INTRA area of Rochester and Chatham. Please tell us in your application if you have a connection to this area.

We aim to reflect the diversity of artists of Medway and aim to make this an inclusive process. Applications are welcome from all ages (18+), identities, abilities, cultures, communities, experiences and backgrounds.

Your application should include material that best profiles your artistic practice. This could include a link to a websiteor instagram / online profile or please upload some images / material you feel is representative of your work.


Please send your application by 5pm on Friday 15th September 2023.

We aim to be in touch by October.


A consultation panel formed of local and external practitioners across the creative sector will support 51zero in the selection of the chosen artists. Decisions will be based on artistic practice, suitability for the film process, as well as geographic spread across Medway. The selection of applicants will reflect local diversity with a view to curating a piece for Stage 1, that is representative of the ambition for the planned full project.

For more information or guidance with your application, please contact office@51zero.org  with the subject line: