Call for Artists
The festival is inviting artists to apply to create a commission for the festival. Successful artist applicants will receive funding, publicity around their commission and support from the festival's production team and Creative Producer to realise their idea. This opportunity may be more suited to early to mid-career artists, though anybody residing in the UK is eligible to apply. We welcome proposals from artists who wish to develop an existing work.
Arts by the Sea festival is committed to promoting equality and diversity across our programme and we actively encourage applications from artists of any ethnicity, gender and irrespective of any disability.
We are particularly interested in outdoor light art and installation work that:
Has sufficient scale and impact in the setting of Bournemouth Gardens or Bournemouth Beach.
Is visible at night, as well as during the day (it gets dark around 18:50).
Encourages interaction and exploration of the work.
We are also interested in artwork that references or explores the 2019 artistic concept (though this can be subtle, and is not essential).
Please note: applicants are required to show their work for the full 3 day duration of the festival.