Artist Commission:


We are seeking an artist collective to develop and apply a distinctive design to the temporary market (bespoke containers that will be installed in Dewsbury town centre whilst the existing market undergoes redevelopment). The designs will visually signal a positive message of transformation and change.

Deadline – Sunday 9th May 2021

We have been appointed by Kirklees Council to produce the Dewsbury Creative Town Arts Programme between 2020 – 2023

This commission is part of the Fabric of Place strand of the Dewsbury Creative Town Arts Programme, designed to be a distinctive programme of high quality and ambitious public art commissions that reveal and weave Dewsbury’s rich heritage with the town’s ambitious future, supporting local pride in place.

The commission is temporary with containers anticipated to be in place from Spring 2022 for approximately 17 months.

We welcome applications from artists proposing to work collaboratively. The artist collective will have complementary experience to achieve key elements of the brief including engagement, capturing and interpreting memories and stories, design and application via paint/vinyl. We welcome joint applications from artists working in the fields of social engagement, street art, murals, illustration, large-scale painting, graphic design, poetry and spoken word and artists underrepresented in the field of public arts. We are particularly interested in applicants from the Yorkshire and Humber region.

Total budget – up to £27,000

Deadline – Sunday 9th May 2021


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