Submerge Artist Commissions Call Out

Submerge is back for ArtWaves 2019!

ArtWaves is a visual arts festival taking over Bridlington on 22 – 23 June 2019, showcasing traditional, digital, contemporary and urban art through a vibrant programme curated for all; from the experienced artist to those simply looking to get creative.

The Submerge strand of the event is aimed at young, new and emerging artists looking to create and display artwork on a public platform.

We are looking for installation type pieces that are static or interactive for members of the public to explore.

Submerge works by commissioning artists and working with them by way of technical support to deliver the piece at the event, exposure through marketing/association with the event and a portfolio of images from our event photographers. Essentially providing further exposure to boost their artistic profile.

This formatting has been adopted by many arts events across the country and proves to be highly successful, the event manager behind ArtWaves has personally created and managed a similar strand for a highly reputable arts event within the region and is passionate about the benefits such a strand can have to artists.

The experience allows artists to go through all the elements of concept to creation with the support of the event management, production teams and further contractors where required to ensure the piece is showcasing the best the artist has to offer.

We are looking to commission 5 pieces for the 2019 event for a commission fee of £500 or £1000 per artwork.

The closing date for applications is Friday 18th January 2019, visit to download an application or email

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Contact Name

Lauren Frost 

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Start Date

17th December 2018

Closing Date

18th January 2019