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Commission Opportunity - The Open Market in Brighton

Deadline: June 27, 2016, 5:00 pm

Brighton Digital Festival has partnered with Brighton and Hove City Council to create a £15,000 commission for an artist or established group to create a new work for The Open Market in Brighton. The work must have a physical presence at or close to The Open Market alongside any online manifestation.

The Site  

The Open Market is sited just off London Road in Brighton. With a history dating back to the 1880s, The Open Market we see today is the result of a major redevelopment, completed in 2014. The market is home to 45 permanent market stalls, a new covered market square for visiting markets, temporary stalls, community activities, street art and entertainment, 12 small workshops for arts and crafts people and affordable housing units.        

The market has a strong focus on fresh nutritious foods and ethical products, with a range of traditional market stalls - butcher, fishmonger, eggs, fruit and veg; as well as cafes, art, crafts, fashions, antiques, haberdashery, tools, garden goods and more.   

Process and time scale   

To be considered for this commission, please send us an expression of interest with supporting material that demonstrates your suitability for the commission in the form of:   

  • CV, with relevant referee of comparable work     
  • Evidence of previous comparable work    
  • An artist’s statement of how you would approach the commission        

Proposals should arrive in .doc or .pdf format, with the information requested above.        

Expressions of interest should be emailed to: [email protected]        

Deadline: Monday the 27th of June 2016, 5pm   

Shortlisting: Wednesday the 29th of June 2016   

Shortlist informed:  Friday the 1st of July 2016

Interviews: week beginning the 11th of July

Commission awarded: Friday the 15th of July

Download Open Market Brief_Final.pdf(2,247 KB)