Capital Theatres Open Call: Public Art Commission for the Front of the Festival Theatre

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The Brief

We are looking for proposals to deliver an ambitious and eye-catching temporary artwork to fill the glass front of the Festival Theatre that encompasses our gratitude towards the patrons, audiences and communities that have supported us so far through this uncertain time. The commission will provide a public statement of thanks which should incorporate some of the messages received by the theatre through our public crowdfunder campaign.

Proposals should reflect the scale and prominence of the Festival Theatre, in our capital city, with the aim that this piece becomes an attraction in itself, during the festive season, whilst we are unable to welcome our audiences safely back in to our buildings.

For this commission the artists will be required to present designs, deliver and install the artwork, working with and supported by representatives of Capital Theatres team.

Commission budget £4000 (excl. VAT)

How to Apply

All submissions must include;

  • Proposed response to this brief of no more than 500 words (or 3 minutes if sending a video response)
  • A brief statement (no more than 300 words, or 2 minutes by video) describing proposed materials and installation approach
  • Evidence of two previous pieces of professional work - this can be images, film, links to website
  • Current CV and contact details of one referee

Download the Open Call project brief.

Applications must be received by 5pm on November 13th 2020 to

For any questions regarding the above please contact Catrin Sheridan, before 12th November at 5pm: