Public art commission




A new piece of public art funded by Historic England through the High Street Heritage Access Zone programme is being commissioned by Plymouth’s Public Art Steering Group, with a call out to artists to apply.

The commission will respond to the themes of British Art Show 9, which runs in Plymouth until 8 January 2023.

For the purpose of this commission, public art is defined in its widest sense and commissions are sought from artists who have a strong socially engaged practice, as showcased in BAS9.

You can find out more about the Public Art Steering Group here or in the full brief for this commission.

Examples of recent public art in Plymouth including the No New Worlds light installation, the mural created by PRIMEdesign on the Civic Centre hoardings and exhibits from the Plymouth Art Weekender


First, download the full brief here or via the button below.

Please send your Expressions of Interest (no more than 2 sides of A4) to Hannah
Harris by 9am on Monday 30 January. Please
include within your submission details of:
• Your social practice and proposed engagement process
• Target co-creation group(s) and target audiences
• Reference to your status as a South West based artist
• The connection and response to BAS9
• Likely outputs, outcomes and impact
• Examples of past work including links to websites/artist profile/portfolio

Shortlisted artists will be notified week commencing Monday 6 February. Please note that whilst we will notify all applicants of their success or otherwise, we regret that we are unable to offer individual feedback on applications at this first stage.
We are committed to creating opportunities that are accessible and inclusive.

If you feel you may need some extra support with the application process or delivery of the work please contact Hannah Harris to discuss this