Artist Commission - Light Art, The Atkinson


Commission Opportunity for Festival of Hope Sefton

We are looking for a visual artist or collective based in the North West to create a large-scale artwork incorporating light, either on the front of The Atkinson or within the Town Hall Gardens, in Southport.

This commission will be important to let people know that a group of Young Producers are taking over The Atkinson from the 24th of October to the 7th of November, as part of Sefton’s Festival of Hope.

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.

For this light commission, we would like the successful artist to work collaboratively with us, the team of Young Producers, The Atkinson and Sefton Council to create an exciting light-based artwork that reflects our messages of hope, heritage and empowerment.

Artist fee

The budget for this project is:£4000-£5000 (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