Micro Commissions

Supporting early-career artists to create new work through small commissions

PLEASE NOTE: This opportunity has now closed and the team are reviewing submissions.
See the TIMESCALE panel on this page for provisional selection and announcement dates.  

The Art House are offering four micro-commissions for early-career artists based in West Yorkshire. The work will be showcased as part of Wakefield Artwalk in January or March 2020.

The Art House is supporting early-career artists to create work through four micro-commissions. These may be a complete project or a precursor or preliminary stage for larger or future projects. Works produced as a result of these micro-commissions can be shown as part of the Wakefield Artwalk in either January or March 2020, dependent on the selected artists’ needs.

We welcome applications from artists working in any medium, including performance, film and socially engaged practice. Selected artists will have the opportunity for group crits and one-to-one mentoring from The Art House team, dependent on their needs and practice.

What We Are Offering: 

  • An artists’ fee of £250
  • An additional materials budget of £200
  • Access to group crits and mentoring from The Art House
  • Support with your artist’s statement, applying for funding, and other practical aspects of developing as an artist
  • A public showing of your work as part of the January or March Wakefield Artwalk

Header image: Bend or Break, Holly Rowan Hesson, Art House Micro Commission, 2018.


Deadline: Midnight, Sunday 3 November 2019

Selection made and outcome shared: Week commencing 18 November

Possible Exhibition Dates: Wednesday 29 January & Wednesday 25 March 2020

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Micro-commission launch night at The Art House, Wakefield