Wednesday, February 13, 2013

New Commission for The Higgins Art Gallery & Museum (Bedford, UK)

Call for Artists' Proposals
Bedford Creative Arts, in partnership with The Higgins Art Gallery & Museum, Bedford is seeking proposals from artists or artists’ groups for a major new commission in 2013, in response to their artistic theme for 2013: OURS – what we have in common and what makes something our own?
The Higgins Art Gallery & Museum is nearing the end of a £5.8m redevelopment project with ‘People, Place, Collections’ the theme and narrative arc that runs through their approach to the new galleries and displays. Proposals should respond to the specific identity of this institution, its collections, the town of Bedford and the people who live, work and visit there.

A commission fee of £5,000 is available for the chosen artist or artists group, with an additional budget of £5,000 available for materials, resources and the delivery of specific events and activities. There will also be the opportunity to work with us to identify and secure additional funds and resources in order for the commission to reach its full potential.

Deadline for submissions: Monday 4th March 2013, 12 noon GMT. For further information, a full artist’s brief and details of how to apply, visit

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