Are you passionate about engaging with communities to inspire large scale 2D artworks in public spaces?

Do you enjoy applying your creative skills and working at scale to support placemaking projects?

Would you relish the opportunity to support the future ambitions of Castleford, West Yorkshire through a creative approach?

If so, one of these three exciting opportunities could be for you!

******** Please note the deadline for this opportunity has now passed ********


Opportunities have arisen for Artists or Artist Collectives to create large-scale mural / 2D artworks to enhance three key pedestrian routes to Castleford Railway Station. The selected artists will work in collaboration with Beam and wider teams to develop a curated vision for the series of new artworks. 

Opportunities: 3 x commission opportunities, running in parallel, at a range of scales at key pedestrian gateways to Castleford

Budget: All inclusive fees range from: £28,500 – £42,800 + VAT if applicable. The fee range is aligned to the complexity/ scale of the site.

Timeframe: July 2024 – April 2025

Application Deadline: Monday 15 July 2024, 9am.

**** We will be holding Zoom drop ins for artists with the project team to ask any questions on the brief. These are on Wednesday 19th June 1-2pm, and a new date added on Friday 28th June 11am-12pm. To access the link please email and state which date you wish to join. ****

Beam has been commissioned by Wakefield Council’s Regeneration Team to manage 3x artists to develop artwork at prominent locations in Castleford. The Council will be the budget holders for this programme and internal Council approvals of the designs will need to be considered. Network Rail is the funding body and approvals through their internal processes will also need to be included.

Download the full brief for these opportunities here.

240607 First Last Mile FINAL Artist Brief


A linked mentee artist opportunity is also available – more details here.


Image: Castleford Railway Station © Wakefield Council.



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