Artist Commission - Sustainability As An Artform, The Atkinson


Commission Opportunity for Festival of Hope Sefton

We are looking for a visual artist from the North West to work with us to create and deliver a series of online workshops with young people based on sustainability.

It is the project’s intention to develop knowledge around sustainability and create a series of models for outdoor spaces (i.e. a park, garden or community space) using household and recycled materials.

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. Sustainability and empowerment are important themes 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.

For this commission, we would like the successful artist to work collaboratively with the project’s lead producerMax Regan – a biochemistry graduate –the team of Young Producers, The Atkinson and Southport Eco Centre to create a fun and rewarding programme of online workshops. It is important that these workshops reflect our messages of hope, heritage and empowerment.

Artist fee

The budget for this project is:£800-£1000(including expenses & dependent on experience). The fee covers all work relating to the project, the artist will work on a self-employed basis.

For more information and to download an application pack please visit