The Art House Micro-Commissions 2019

Deadline: 09/11/2018  |  Published: 11/10/2018  |  Venue: The Art House  |  City: Wakefield  |  Region: West Yorkshire  |  Country: United Kingdom  |  The Art House

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The Art House are offering four micro-commissions for early-career artists. We are inviting proposals from artists based in Wakefield and West Yorkshire. The work will be showcased at The Art House as part of Wakefield Artwalk on the 31st January 2019.

The Art House is supporting early-career artists in 2018/19 to create work through four micro-commissions. These may be a complete project or as a precursor or preliminary stage for larger or future projects. Works produced as a result of these micro-commissions will be shown at The Art House in January 2019. 

We welcome applications from artists working in any medium, including performance, film and socially engaged practice. We are also interested in works and projects which respond to the local context of Wakefield or West Yorkshire.

After the initial proposal stage, selected artists will have the opportunity for group crits and one-to-one mentoring from The Art House team, dependent on their needs and practice.

Artists selected will show their work at The Art House during the Artwalk on January 31st 2019.


What We Are Offering:

  • An artists’ fee of £250
  • An additional materials budget of £200
  • Access to group crits and mentoring from The Art House
  • Support with your artist’s statement, applying for funding, and other practical aspects of developing as an artist
  • A public showing of your work as part of the January Artwalk

How to Apply:

Please include the following information in your submission:

  • A proposal for the work you’d like to make and the thinking behind it (200 words max)
  • Your CV, detailing previous relevant projects or experience
  • A brief outline of how you would spend the budget and any access requirements or support you need
  • How you hope this opportunity will help you to develop artistically in future

We are happy to accept applications in other formats to meet differing access needs. If you have any questions or comments on the application process or how your access requirements can be met, please feel free to contact or call us on 01924 312000.


Deadline: Midnight, Friday 9th November

Selection made and outcome shared: Week commencing 12th November.

Exhibition Date: Wednesday 29th January.


Background information:


The Art House 

The Art House provides time, space and support for artists and associates to develop their critical practice and professional careers. Everyone is welcome to experience contemporary visual art and learn about the practice of being an artist through a year-round programme of exhibitions and events. The Art House is a visual arts development agency and registered charity established in 1994 in response to the lack of facilities for disabled visual artists. We are now an Arts Council England National Portfolio Organisation dedicated to supporting artists and showcasing their work. We have a fully accessible building with 50 artist’s studios, exhibition spaces, and on-site accommodation, and run a year-long programme of process-focussed residencies and support schemes alongside our public events.


The Wakefield Artwalk

For ten years, venues across Wakefield have been opening their doors for the Artwalk, a bi-monthly evening of visual arts, crafts, workshops, live music, and performances. The Artwalk is managed by The Art House and WE ARE, and showcases a wide range of artists and venues across the city, with a well-established and varied audience.


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Who is eligible for this opportunity?
Any artists based in Wakefield or West Yorkshire.
When is the deadline?
The deadline is Friday 9th November at Midnight
When is the delivery date?
The exhibition is the Wednesday 30th January 2019
Are there payments to artists?
There is a fee of £250 to selected artists, plus an additional £200 available for materials.
Is there a private view / opening?
The exhibition will be opening at The Art House as part of the Wakefield Artwalk on Wednesday 30th January between 5-9pm
Does the location have disabled access?
How do you decide on proposals?
Proposals will be selected by the programme team at The Art House
What are the selection criteria?
Artists must be based in Wakefield or West Yorkshire, they must be able to demonstrate an artistic practice and be able to communicate their proposal clearly.

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