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Art in the Market Artist/Artists Commission

Call out for artist/artists to be part of the Our Big Picture ‘Art in the Market’ project.

Over the past 10 months Our Big Picture has presented a series of pop-up exhibitions, residencies and workshops at Grimsby Top Town Market as part of our ‘Art in the Market’ programme. 2019/2020 we would like to commission an artist/s to create a new experience/exhibition/activity that will engage our existing audience and invite new engagement with the project.

Fees There are two separate commissions on offer with each commission with a budget of £2716. Depending on the artist and activity the two budgets can be rolled into one with two outcomes.

Fee breakdown: –

  • £1800 artists fee – the fee includes expenses
  • £250 artists workshop fee – to deliver Children and young People workshop session over two sessions
  • Materials £666

Total budget £5432.

Additional paid work may be available to artists delivering schools/home ed/ adult workshops if there is a demand for this. We are especially interested in working with artists that could expand, develop and shape Our Big Picture’s current offer of workshops, talks and activities.

Artists are given a free stall/working space at the Top Town Market (open to the public Tue, Thur, Fri and Sat – access also available on days the market is closed to the public).

After the success of previous resident artist, printmaker Graham Firth, we are keen that there is a public facing element to the commissions, and that at least a week of the production process should be carried out on site during public opening hours of the market.

We would like to commission a project that may have a life after the event/exhibition. For example it might lead to further work with that artists, or shape future commissions or activity at the market.

  • Apply to Paula Denton
    • CV
    • A brief proposal: – including a short piece about your work, images, and how you would approach being commissioned to create work at the market (ie what you would anticipate doing) Max 4 side A4
    • Deadline for proposal:- 5pm, 16th August 2019
    • Project start September 2019 – May 2020 (This will depend on one or two commissions) – Art in the Market finishes July 2020


Monday 12 August, 2019
Friday 16 August, 2019
Grimsby Top Town Market
Venue Address
Market Hall, Bull Ring Lane,, Grimsby DN31 1EB, United Kingdom

Yorkshire, , Grimsby

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