Artist Commission, Breaking the Mould 2020

Breaking the Mould gives a spotlight to the growing innovation-led organisations that have benefitted from a suite of innovative support programmes are available from Keele University. The awards are about recognising and celebrating some of the remarkable achievements of our business partners and graduate employers, and the work we do together. Businesses that enrich the life of the university, our research and its impact, education and how we prepare students for their lives beyond university. The second Breaking the Mould awards event will take place on Wednesday 2 December 2020, this year’s event will be virtual.

In 2019 we commissioned an artist to create the first set of Breaking the Mould award trophies. The Awards committee wanted the trophies to be more than an ‘off-the-shelf’ product, with award winners to taking away something with deeper meaning, a real connection to the place and something that would sit on shelves as a piece of art.

The first set of awards celebrated sustainability, collaboration, and support of our local creative economy.

For 2020 Breaking the Mould would again like to commission an artist to create 8 awards which will be presented to the winners of the various categories.

The total fee for this commission is: £2,250 (+VAT where applicable).

Please refer to the full brief and appendices which can be found on our website.

Start Date

7th September 2020

Closing Date

16th September 2020