Contemporary art flag commission

The Collection and Usher Gallery is looking for an artist to design a new series of contemporary art flags for the Usher Gallery, in response to the idea of 100 years of votes for some women and the beginning of the ongoing journey towards equality. To mark this important anniversary, we are inviting proposals that look at the broad and universal themes of equality and civil and political rights and what these mean today. There are six flag poles on top of the 20th century Usher Gallery and as part of our contemporary art programme we commission a rolling programme of contemporary art flags. For this iteration of the project we are also working with Lincoln BIG to place a further 4 flags around the city of Lincoln.


Deadline: 29th June 2018

Feedback: 6th July 2018

Research/design: July – October

Install: November

Take down: Spring 2019


We are offering a payment of £700 for the design of up to six flags, with a further £100 available as a stipend for travel. The Collection and Usher Gallery are responsible for the production and delivery of the flags.

Further details

Through creating the designs for the flags, the design becomes part of our collection and The Collection and Usher Gallery reserves the right to reproduce the designs at any point.

Please see our website for details on previous artists’ flag commissions:

How to apply

Please send an application via email, including:

–          Name, address and contact details

–          Artist’s CV

–          Up to 5 images of previous work

–          A statement of up to 500 words explaining why you would like to receive this commission (focusing on the specific themes and environment of the commission i.e. the relevance of your idea and work to The Collection and Usher Gallery)

Please send your application to by 5pm, 29th June 2018.

Opportunity Type


Contact Name

Jenny Gleadell 

Contact Email


Start Date

1st June 2018

Closing Date

29th June 2018