Artist Commission - This Is Our Home, The Atkinson


Commission Opportunity for Sefton’s Festival of Hope

We are looking for a visual or textile artist based in the North West to create three 5-foot by 5-foot fabric-based maps, which will be displayed at The Atkinson as part of the Festival of Hope Takeover project.

The artworks will be displayed in a wooden frame in the style of a house, to celebrate the heritage of the local community in Southport and across Sefton more broadly. Ideally, we are looking for someone who is between 18 to 29 years of age to work with us.

Who are we?

We are Sefton’s team of Young Producers working on a ‘Festival of Hope’.We are organising an online and socially distanced IRL event made by and for young people, encompassing themes of hope and heritage in relation to Sefton. Empowerment is an important theme of our festival;we want young people’s ideas to be listened to and heard.

We are leading on a variety of projects aiming to encourage community participation and engage with young people in our local heritage organisation, The Atkinson, culminating in a Takeover event on the 24th of October to the 7th of November.

We would like the successful artist to work collaboratively with Shannon Weekes (the project’s lead producer), the local heritage community and The Atkinson to create an exciting fabric-based artwork that reflects our messages of hope, heritage and empowerment.

Artist fee

The budget for this project is:£750-£1000 (including expenses & dependent on experience). This amount is estimated on the basis of 5-6 days of development and delivery, including the materials budget. The fee covers all work relating to the project, the artist will work on a self-employed basis.

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