Artist Commission, Festival and Events

People Express, a participatory arts organisation working in and across South Derbyshire are looking to commission an artist(s) for the following event:

National Playday- Wednesday 2nd August 2017

A national day for play in the UK for children and young people. This is a free event held at a Maurice Lea Memorial Park, a local park in Swadlincote and attracts audiences of 5000.  This is an extremely popular event with children of all ages and their families.

Event Theme: Superheroes.


We would like interactive artwork based on these themes so please use as a guide in your proposal. We usually provide a free, drop in activity for all ages at each event and are usually very busy. We are open to new ideas and happy to support you in making your vision a reality. The artwork can be created with local people in the lead up to the event or solely by the artist.

We are looking for a friendly, high quality artist with participatory experience and confident in working at public drop in festivals. You will need an enhanced DBS certificate and public liability insurance.

The commission is £500 for each event.

If you think you could create some exciting and innovative work to be shared to the community of South Derbyshire, please send us images of past work/ projects and a short proposal about your possible idea and related experience to

For more information, please contact the office on 01283 552962

Deadline for National Playday: Friday 26th May at 5pm

For more about People Express, please visit

Opportunity Type


Contact Name

Hema Mistry

Contact Email


Start Date

17th April 2017

Closing Date

26th May 2017