Artist Commission Call Out

The Art House (TAH) is commissioning an artist or collective to co-create a piece of artwork to be exhibited in Wakefield.


The Art House (TAH) is commissioning an artist or collective to co-create a piece of artwork to be exhibited in Wakefield. The artwork will be created through the artist(s) delivering 4 creative workshops with intergenerational groups – focused on bringing together people from the asylum seeking and refugee community as well as adopted families, to build connections with each other and their temporary or permanent homes in Wakefield. The funding for this project has been awarded from the Haribo Togetherness Fund.


The Commission

We are looking for proposals for creative activities by the artist(s). The workshops and all activities will be accessible, mindful, collaborative and fun for the participants, and will focus on the themes of togetherness, community, comfort, and cohesion although we are open to other ideas. They will create a space for conversation and connections with each other and our environment.

The participants will have the space, time and support to create their own artworks during the workshops, which will later be collated into a new piece of collaborative artwork by the artist(s). This final piece of work, featuring the participants’ work, should take the form of either an indoor or outdoor piece of art, installation, sculpture or exhibition, and will be launched at a celebratory event. We’re looking for proposals for an artwork which is bold, engaging and unique. We encourage applications which would make use of TAH’s Maker Spaces – Ceramic Studio, Print Studio & Black & White Darkroom.

The location in Wakefield City Centre for the final collaborative artwork will depend on its outcome. The artist(s) will be supported by TAH programme team to find a suitable space and liaise with any offsite venues. To offer further participation opportunities, the lead artist(s) will deliver a creative drop-in session alongside the celebratory evening on the 27th September, or the 29th November, which should follow the themes of the workshop activities for the public to experience and join in too.


Details and Deadlines

There is an artist fee of £2000 (Based on 1 lead artist day rate of £250. 4 x workshops = £1000. Plus development, creating the final work and delivering 1 workshop session on the celebratory event – total of 8 days work)

There is also a materials budget of £500 (£100 for each workshop).

The 4 workshops will take place at TAH during the summer holidays. If selected, the producer and the artist will work together to select dates dictated around TAH’s and the artist’s availability.


How to Apply

To submit an application, please send the following to Amelia at

  • A proposal including the 4 workshops, the outcome (exhibition/ installation/ sculpture etc) and the celebratory event workshop.
  • A proposed materials budget
  • CV or examples of previous community engaged work/art practice

Applications will be accepted as PDF, video, or audio files.

If selected, the artist will need to produce a risk assessment for the workshops and installation.

They will also be asked to provide data and feedback from each workshop.

If selected, the artist will need to provide a DBS certificate and public liability insurance upon appointment.

For any queries, please contact Amelia at the above address.

Deadline for applications is Wednesday 5 July at 22:00.

Details at a glance

To co-create an artwork to be exhibited in Wakefield, through a series of workshops with intergenerational groups.

Fee: £2000 (artist fee) plus £500 (workshops fee)

Commission duration: Summer holidays 2023 (24 July–31 August), plus a celebratory evening on 27 September or 29 November.

Deadline for applications: 22:00, 5 July 2023

The commission is funded by the Haribo Togetherness Fund.

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