Artist Commission Open-Call: Bears Sculpture Trail

In 2020, Sheffield will play host to the Bears of Sheffield – a new sculpture trail presenting 60 uniquely painted life-sized bears across the city. The project will fund a new Cancer and Leukaemia Ward at Sheffield Children’s Hospital and we’re looking for the best creative talent to help us reach our goal.

We’re delighted to have confirmed a number of artists already who will take part in the project including Nous Vous, Morag Myerscough, Supermundane, Natalie Finnemore and Ryan Mosley and we’re now opening up the invitation to the wider creative community.

Artists, designers and illustrators are invited to take part. To apply all you need to do is:
· Submit proposed design(s) using the downloadable template
· Complete and sign the application form

Deadline for submissions is 18th December 2019 with shortlisting taking place during February 2020.

Please visit for more information and details on how to apply or email

Opportunity Type


Contact Name

Pippa Cook 

Contact Email


Start Date

18th November 2019

Closing Date

18th December 2019