Artist Commissions

Buxton Museum has been open to visitors for 125 years. In that time it has told the story of the Peak District to thousands of people.

To celebrate, and as a result of a successful Arts Council application we are looking to commission four emerging, contemporary artists, writers or performers to make new work using digital technology to connect our collection with its roots in the Peak District landscape.

Each commission is worth £5000 with extra to digitize your work. We are looking for artists who can demonstrate a good track record of using digital technology to engage audiences. We want the work you make to exist in the Peak District landscape on a temporary basis and online, accessible via our digital platform

You will make a new piece of work. You will be supported by our staff and volunteers and you will help us shape an artist-run engagement program filling the museum with the sound of young performers. Together, we will engage 125,000 people from across the UK, 75% of whom will be new to the museum.

For full brief and details of how to apply please contact

Opportunity Type


Contact Name

Richard Johnson

Contact Email


Start Date

15th May 2018

Closing Date

28th May 2018