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Artist Call-Out: Bus Project

13th Oct 2021

We are looking to commission two St Helens-based artists to create new artworks for local buses!

This opportunity is for artists who live, study or work in the borough of St Helens. We are looking for artists who have previous experience of creating artworks with people and are interested in making work collaboratively, bringing in community voices to their work, and are interested in responding to the theme of climate change emergency.

We have partnered with Arriva Buses for this commission to produce artwork for the coving* inside of the local bus network in St Helens which will be installed for a minimum of 3 months.

*Coving is where you would find a typical advert on a rectangle panel above a seat on the bus. 280mm (height) x 609mm (length).

An illustration of the inside of a bus with the coving area highlighted in pink
Bus Coving - illustration by Grace Collins

Diverse representation across all of our work is our priority.

We are very keen to hear from and we encourage submissions from people who experience racism; identify with coming from a disadvantaged background; people who are D/deaf, disabled or neurodiverse; and people who identify as LGBTQIA+.

We are committed to inclusive working practices and understand there may be barriers people face when considering an opportunity like this. We are not perfect and we want to do better in making these processes as accessible as possible. If you are interested in this opportunity but feel there are things that may prevent you from getting involved please get in touch. However you define access, whether that be disability, white spaces, money, access to the internet, childcare, institutional transphobia or other forms of exclusion please let us know how we can support you in making your application and throughout the selection process.

Deadline for application: 19 November

If you would like to apply, visit the vacancies page here.