Artist Commission Opportunity for Southampton 'a space' arts.

Artist Commission Opportunity for Southampton 'a space' arts.

Thursday 3rd February 2022

'a space' arts is looking to commission a global majority artist or illustrator to visually interpret our Anti-Racism Action plan, which consists of a statement and list of commitments.

As an organisation, we have been broadening our knowledge and understanding about racism and structural inequalities so that we can make a genuine and positive change in our programming and amongst the visual arts community in Southampton.

This commission is vital in enabling us to share this work in a creative and engaging way. The final outcome should be visual, accessible and informed by the artist's perspective as a person of the global majority.

Download and read the full brief here
The Commission

The commission could be a series of drawings, illustrations or collages, we are open all visual styles and media.
The series should include one lead image which interprets the statement and 15 accompanying artworks that relate to the each of the 15 commitments in our Anti- Racism Action Plan.
We are open minded about the medium, but artworks will need to in both online, digital and printed formats.
There is a fee of £2,000 for this commission which includes all costs and expenses.


The commissioned artworks will be used and shared in the following ways to promote our anti-racism work and raise awareness.

To illustrate a PDF document which will be available to the public via our website and in
our venues as a printed version.
Shared individually across our social media channels.
Animated, to create gifs or a series of short films captioned in a range of languages.
This can be done in collaboration with the 'a space' arts team, or led by the artist. We envisage the animations being simple and minimal.

Mary Cork
Artist Development Officer - a space arts

Tower House, Town Quay Road, Southampton

023 80338778