New Geographies is a three-year project, funded by the National Lottery through Arts Council England, to create a new map of the East of England based on personal thoughts, reflections and stories of unexplored or overlooked places, rather than on historic or economical centres. The first phase of the project invited members of the public to nominate locations for the map in Bedfordshire, Cambridgeshire, Essex, Hertfordshire, Norfolk and Suffolk, over a three-month period in the Summer of 2017. This resulted in over 270 nominations. Via an international open call, artists were then invited to submit proposals for artworks inspired by the nominated locations. The artists selected are: Maria Anastassiou, David Blandy, Marcus Coates, Cooking Sections, Ian Giles, Krijn de Koning, susan pui san lok, Heather and Ivan Morison, Stuart Whipps and Laura Wilson. Each artist is working closely on the realisation of their work with one of the New Geographies partner institutions. The New Geographies partner institutions are Art Exchange, University of Essex Colchester; East GalleryNUA, Norwich University of the Arts; Firstsite, Colchester; Focal Point Gallery, Southend; Kettle’s Yard, University of Cambridge; Norwich Castle Museum & Art Gallery; originalprojects; Great Yarmouth; UH Arts, University of Hertfordshire; and Wysing Arts Centre, Cambridgeshire.