Opportunities Category: Commission

Open Call: digital commission at The Photographer’s Gallery

This free open call is for artists or collectives to undertake or extend research around generative AI, self-made tools or similar advanced technology. The research will in turn form a new commission to feature on Unthinking Photography and at The Photographers’ Gallery.

The opportunity is open to artists and collectives working with photography, digital and moving Read More

Open Call: SPIN-MPF Commission

The Martin Parr Foundation in collaboration with SPIN (the Secrecy, Power and Ignorance research Network) and the University of Bristol announce a new photography commission.

What does secrecy ‘look’ like?
How do confessions matter to society?
How does ignorance shape our daily lives and our politics?
How should we respond to the rise of ‘fakes’ and ‘fakery’ in the Read More

Open Call: Hapax Magazine

The editors of Hapax Magazine seek submissions of interest from artists and curators who would like to apply for a commission to create a new photographic project or curated selection for publication in this biannual magazine.

Twice per year, Hapax Magazine will seek to commission several artists and curators (£500 each) to produce new Read More

Artist Open Call: socially-engaged artist commission

ARTIST OPEN CALL: A new commission opportunity for a socially-engaged artist to work in residency at Dyson Gymnastics Club in Hove, East Sussex.

Corridor seeks applications from artists working with photography to explore and celebrate the unique culture of this local gymnastics club as part of the wider project IN THIS PLACE…

We are looking for an artist Read More

Photoworks: In Focus Commission

We are looking to commission a neuro-divergent artist!

In Focus is a programme run by Photoworks in partnership with Project Art Works and Aspex Portsmouth that supports artists to make new work and producing exhibitions and events. It is part of a wider programme called Explorers; comprising awareness-raising activity, commissions, exhibitions, seminars and events.

This commission is an opportunity to make Read More

Fleetwood Now and Then

A socially engaged photographic commission in collaboration with Fleetwood High Streets Heritage Action Zone (HSHAZ)

Photoworks is excited to launch a new commission opportunity exploring the unique heritage of Fleetwood, Lancashire, through photography in collaboration with Fleetwood residents.

From Nothing to Now is Fleetwood’s three-year cultural programme. As part of the Fleetwood High Streets Heritage Action Zone Read More

In Focus Commission

In Focus is a programme run by Photoworks in partnership with Project Art Works and Aspex Portsmouth that supports artists to make new work and producing exhibitions and events. It is part of a wider programme called Explorers; comprising awareness-raising activity, commissions, exhibitions, seminars and events.

This commission is an opportunity to make new artwork supported Read More

(Re)Production: Parenthood and the Art World – Call for Submissions

One artist/writer will be commissioned to produce the content for a zine publication. This will reflect on the talks and act as an archive and record of the symposium.

The zine will be printed and donated to organisations, institutes and galleries. A free pdf will be available to download from Andrea Allan’s website.

You do not need Read More

Photography+ Open Call

For the next issue of Photography+, Photoworks are looking for community submissions of photographs related to the themes of hope, the future, and better worlds to come. You don’t have to be a professional photographer to submit and they welcome submissions from young people and people new to photography.

If you have an image that tells a Read More

Hannah Starkey commission at The Hepworth Wakefield – opportunity for early career photographers

Are you a Yorkshire-born or based photographer? Do you identify as female or non-binary? This three-month programme is an opportunity you don’t want to miss!

The Hepworth Wakefield invites expressions of interest from early career artists to work with the photographer Hannah Starkey (b. 1971, Belfast) on an exciting forthcoming commission in Wakefield, starting March 2022. Read More

Photoworks: Festive Commission

Photoworks are looking to commission a photographer or a lens-based artist at any stage of their career to create a seasonal greeting card to mark and celebrate the start of 2022.

This is an opportunity to create a playful seasonal image that does not look like a traditional seasonal card, but one that focuses on the Read More


FACT is inviting artists living or working in the North of England to create new digital work in the latest round of its FACT Together commissioning scheme. FACT Together will offer 4 early-career artists a grant of £2500 each plus a production budget to develop an idea that will be presented online.

FACT Together is a 3-month online artist Read More

Art + Feminism: 2021 Call to Action Art Commission

Call for artists to create an original, open-license work which helps to visualize Art+Feminism. The work will be used by the global Art+Feminism community in future Art+Feminism campaigns.

The Call to Action Art Commission was established by Art+Feminism in 2017. Under this program, artists create a Creative Commons licensed work that is hosted on Wikimedia Read More

Leica x 1854 Commission Series Witnesses of: Devotion

Witnesses of: Devotion is the second theme in the Leica x 1854 Commission Series, a collaboration between 1854 and the historic camera brand Leica.

How do you photograph devotion?
A way of life. A religion. A hobby. A person. A cause.
You can witness your own devotion, or you can be witness to somebody else’s.

One photographer will be Read More

Call for Proposals: Dunton Hills Commission

Brentwood Dunton Hills Garden Village Artist Commission (Year 1)

Essex Cultural Diversity Project has teamed up with Brentwood Borough Council to create a new opportunity for artists. We are looking for creative responses to the evolving development of a new Garden Village on land at Dunton Hills, a site that sits within the Brentwood Borough but Read More

Picturing England’s High Streets

Opportunity for Socially Engaged Photographers

Photoworks are excited to launch the first four Open Calls for Picturing England’s High Streets, a major commission with Historic England that will see artists undertaking residencies at high street locations across England. The Open Calls for the photographer-in-residence programmes are linked to specific High Streets Heritage Action Zones, working with Read More

The Jerwood/Photoworks Awards

The Jerwood/Photoworks Awards is a major commissioning opportunity supporting early-career artists working with photography to make new work and significantly develop their practice. They particularly seek to encourage artists exploring new approaches to photography.

Now in their fourth edition, the Awards are for UK-based artists who are between one and ten years into their practice to realise Read More

Autograph: Open Call for digital platforms

Are you a creative practitioner or collective, looking to share and inspire conversation, creativity and connection? We’re inviting proposals for online events to take place using Autograph’s digital platforms as part of our 2021 open call.

Selected proposals will take place between 2021 and early 2022. Successful applicants will receive a £500 budget, £250 curatorial fee, Read More

Micro-Commission Opportunity Jan – Feb | £700 commission

Every two months, the Herbert Art Gallery & Museum will commission an artist to create new work in response to key themes within their exhibitions programme. For their January/February commission the Herbert are working with GRAIN projects to commission new work in response to the ‘impact of isolation (enforced or otherwise)’. This theme was inspired Read More

Ampersand/Photoworks Fellowship

Photoworks are pleased to launch a new opportunity in collaboration with The Ampersand Foundation for a mid-career photographer living in the UK. The Ampersand/Photoworks Fellowship will provide a transformative opportunity for a mid-career artist to complete a new body of work.

Whilst many opportunities exist for emerging and graduate photographers including our own Jerwood/Photoworks Awards, the Read More

Artist commissioning opportunity – Photoworks x English Heritage

Photoworks are partnering with English Heritage to offer an exciting new commissioning opportunity for photographers aged between 18 and 25.

Four successfully commissioned artists will be invited to select an English Heritage site to use as a creative springboard. Using that site, artists will then create a new body of photographic work exploring alternative narratives and Read More

PHOTOWORKS Open Call: Festive Digital Commission

Photoworks would like to commission a photographer or lens-based artist at any stage of their career to create a digital seasonal greeting card, to be sent out to mark the beginning of 2021.

The digital greeting card will be a way of marking the change in season. We are looking for an image or artwork which Read More

Hapax Commissions

Hapax is now seeking submissions of interest from artists and curators who would like
to apply for a commission to create a new photographic project or curated section for
publication in this semi-annual magazine.

Hapax Magazine is a new lens-based magazine, being published from Spring 2021,
which will reset the idea of a visual arts magazine: enabling the creation Read More



Chennai Photo Biennale Foundation in collaboration with the Diffusion Festival-Wales with the support of the British Council and Wales Arts International announces the Open Call for a grant for resident photographers and lens based artists from India and Wales to submit proposals on the theme – IMAGINING THE Read More

Call For Filmpro Online Commissions – Artists And Mentors

Deadline: 12pm, Sunday 5 July 2020
Interviews: 23 July 2020

Contact: recruitment@filmpro.net


During lockdown creative production and exhibition has necessarily been moving onto online platforms. For some people it has been an easy transition, but many artists and audiences have found the experience either overwhelming or excluding.

In response, filmpro will support the development and delivery of 4 commissions for Read More


Autograph third annual Open Call for emerging cultural producers who are working on a new or early stage project


Are you a creative practitioner or collective, and looking to host an online event or activity? We’re inviting proposals for events to take place using Autograph’s digital platforms as part of our 2020 open call.

Three proposals will Read More

Turner Contemporary: Artist Commission

An exciting freelance opportunity for an artist to create a major new artwork for Ramsgate, commissioned by children.

Building on its significant expertise in developing children’s leadership through the arts, Turner Contemporary is now delivering Pioneering Places East Kent, which is funded by Arts Council England, the National Lottery Heritage Fund, Kent County Council, Thanet District Read More

Turner Contemporary: Freelance commission Photographer or Filmmaker

An exciting freelance opportunity for a photographer or filmmaker.

Building on its significant expertise in developing children’s leadership through the arts, Turner Contemporary is now delivering Pioneering Places East Kent, which is funded by Arts Council England, the National Lottery Heritage Fund, Kent County Council, Thanet District Council, Canterbury Christ Church University, Artswork, the South East Read More

Commission Opportunity: In Focus

In Focus is a new programme run by Photoworks and includes a new commission, photography clubs and public events designed for neuro-diverse communities.

It is part of a wider programme called Explorers; comprising awareness-raising activity, commissions, exhibitions, seminars and events developed by Project Art Works in partnership with Photoworks and other cultural partners, with and for Read More

Photographic Commission, NEPN, University of Sunderland

NEPN invite proposals for a new photographic commission offered in association with the Royal Horticultural Society.

The commission is supported using public funding by the National Lottery through Arts Council England.

The selected proposal should explore horticultural science through a contemporary photographic lens.
In particular we wish to commission a photographic project which will respond to the RHS Read More

Call for Proposals: A Woman’s Work

Women’s role in industry and technology-based work in post-war Europe is a hitherto untold story, and audiovisual archives have tended to focus on male-orientated ‘heavy industries’ such as coal, iron and steel, or large scale engineering sectors such as shipbuilding, construction, aerospace and car manufacturing. Yet women continue to play a key role in many Read More

Open Call: Unlimited Commission, Turner Contemporary

This is a unique opportunity for an emerging disabled artist to create a new site-specific artwork, performance or event based artwork in response to Turner Contemporary’s ‘Seaside Photographed’ exhibition (25 May – 8 September 2019).

The successful recipient will be awarded a £7,000 bursary and support from Turner Contemporary and Unlimited to create the new work.

To Read More

Master of Photography: Applications now open

Applications for the new season of the first European talent show dedicated to photography are now open.

Following the success of the first three editions, MASTER OF PHOTOGRAPHY, the first European talent show dedicated to photography will be back with its fourth season, airing on Sky Arts simultaneously in 5 countries (Italy, United Kingdom, Ireland, Germany Read More


We are seeking to commission artists (open to all art forms) to collaborate with us and the communities we are working with, to make Wolves laugh with Funny Things 2019.

Funny Things is one of our landmark commissions. After the huge success of the first comedy festival in Wolverhampton in 2017, we want to make Funny Things Read More

Unlimited commissions are open now

Applications are now open for 2019 Unlimited commissions.

UK-based disabled artists and companies making disability-led work, across all art forms, are invited to apply for these funding opportunities:

Main Commissions
Main Research and Development Awards
Emerging Artist Awards

The deadline for all Expression of Interest applications is Monday 29 October 2018, 12 midday.

Please find on the direct link guidance notes on criteria Read More

208 Women in Parliament: female photographers apply!

A new project is seeking 208 female photographers to create 208 portraits of female members of parliament, to mark the centenary of women achieving the vote in 1918. The project will conclude with an exhibition of all the images in the Palace of Westminster in December 2018.

Initiated and curated by photographer Hilary Wood, the project Read More

People United: Female artists commissions 2018

People United are thrilled to announce the 2018 Artist Commission programme exploring the themes of Self-Identity and Home. In consultation with partners and participants, we are looking for exceptional female artists to work with specific groups of women in Kent.

For the first time, our artist commissions will focus on women. 2018 is the 100 year anniversary of women gaining Read More

Research Institute Artist in Residence, Victoria and Albert Museum

We are delighted to announce our new call for artists who are keen to engage with the histories of slavery and slave-ownership that are ‘hidden in plain sight’ within in the museum, as part of the V&A Research Institute (VARI) Opening the Cabinet of Curiosities project.

The selected artist will be encouraged to engage with both Read More


The Rencontres d’Arles is starting a €20,000 exhibition research and production fellowship open to all the exhibition curators.

The chosen project will unfold in two parts:
– research
– followed by an exhibition based on the results.

The €20,000 grant includes:
– €5,000 for research expenses
– €15,000 to produce the exhibition.

The Rencontres d’Arles exhibition research and production fellowship is intended Read More

OPEN CALL: Photography commissions for CONNECT

Open call for three £6,400 photography commissions for the art programme of Brighton’s major hospital redevelopment

Photoworks in partnership with Brighton and Sussex University Hospitals NHS Trust, Willis Newson and the University of Brighton announce four photography commissions for CONNECT – the 3Ts Hospital Redevelopment Public Art Programme.

The first commission has been selected. An open call Read More

Photo Commission, Derby Museums

Derby Museums are looking for a friendly and professional freelance photographer to undertake a commission to capture images of our visitors at a variety of events and activities across our museum galleries and sites over the summer. The images should capture the diversity of our visitors and the variety of our events, in particular those Read More

Job: Project Artist at Turner Contemporary

Turner Contemporary is inviting applications from an experienced and suitably qualified artist to lead He do the Police in Different Voices, a project engaging mental health service users in an artist led programme to develop skills, confidence and resilience over a 9 month period, resulting in the production or co-production of an artwork or resource for Journeys Read More

Artwork Commission: Milton Keynes University Hospital

Artists are invited to submit applications to undertake the design and production of artwork/s for a side room on Ward 2 at Milton Keynes University Hospital. The commission is managed for the hospital by Arts for Health, an arts charity based on the hospital site. The artist will liaise with Arts for Health and develop Read More

Artist(s) Needed For R&D Commission

The purpose of the commission is to research and develop a variety of ideas, themes and a building from Stoke’s past, to which we can bring to life through our future artwork (which will be fundraised for separately.)

The commission is to create concept for a journey through a disused building where the audience gets to Read More

Participatory Commission for Photographer

Fashion photographer wanted for participatory commission with people with learning disabilities.

Sussex Partnership NHS Foundation Trust provides specialist learning disability services in community and inpatient settings. These are mutli-disciplinary services with specialisms in health facilitation, parenting and autism/Asperger’s, challenging behaviour, mental health, complex physical health, and dementia.

Make Your Mark, the arts and health programme for Sussex Read More

MK Gallery: Art Commission

Public Art Commission 2017: Call for Artist(s)

Budget: £20,000 inclusive of VAT

MK Gallery, in collaboration with Broughton and Milton Keynes Parish Council and Milton Keynes Council is looking for an artist to work within the local community to create a new public artwork in the area around the Claridge Park housing development, Middleton. We are looking for Read More

Call for Proposals HOUSE Festival 2016



Call for Proposals

HOUSE Festival 2016

Deadline for Proposals: Friday 22 January 2016

Photoworks are partnering with HOUSE, Brighton & Hove’s annual contemporary visual arts festival, for a series of new commissions to be presented across the city during Brighton Festival in Spring 2016.

Proposals are sought from artists based in South East Read More