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Up-to-date information on public art commissions

Archived commissions can be found in the commissions archive

Please note that we do not accept advertisements for commissions where artists are asked for design ideas without payment. The exception will be competitions that we advertise, because of the opportunity they provide.

  • Public Art Consultancy, Mandela 8 Memorial Campaign

    The Nelson Mandela Memorial Campaign Group is seeking to appoint a public art consultant to develop and manage a commission for an artwork that celebrates and commemorates Nelson Mandela’s outstanding achievement for humanity. The commission will be located on the Island in the 19th century Grade II* listed Princes Park, designed by Joseph Paxton.

    Deadline: August 31, 2016, 5:00 pm

  • Bellway Homes Banbury Commission

    Working with Cherwell District Council Arts Development team, Bellway Homes wish to create a series of artworks for a new housing development in Southam Road, Banbury, Oxfordshire in an area of archaeological sensitivity.

    Deadline: September 1, 2016, 12:00 pm

  • NEW

    Artist Opportunity for the Sir Maurice Wilkes Building, St John’s Innovation Park, Cambridge

    Place Services is seeking applications from artists with experience of working in the public realm whose practice explores the cross-over between the Arts and (computer) Sciences. The proposed artwork is to be located at the St John’s Innovation Park, Cambridge for the new ‘Sir Maurice Wilkes Building. The building will be a prominent landmark, with the artwork designed as a focus of celebration for the discoveries of Sir Maurice Wilkes.

    Deadline: September 5, 2016, 9:00 am

  • NEW

    Oxley Park Public Art Commission – Milton Keynes

    Milton Keynes Council and the Oxley Park Public Art Steering Group wish to appoint an artist/creative practice to develop and deliver a significant public realm commission within Oxley Park, which is situated on the western edge of Milton Keynes.

    Deadline: September 21, 2016

  • NEW

    Alder Hey in the Park - Commission

    Alder Hey Children’s NHS Foundation Trust is seeking to commission an artist or artist’s group to create work for the Critical Care Unit in their new hospital, which opened in 2015. It is the first in Europe to be built within a park and is a truly world-class, patient-friendly hospital. Every year it treats more than 270,000 patients and is globally recognised for excellence in children’s healthcare.

    Deadline: September 26, 2016, 5:00 pm

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