Artangel Open – call for work


‘Artangel lets artists do what no one else will’

Open is a £1 million initiative by Artangel and BBC Radio 4 for new site-specific commissions across the United Kingdom. It is a call for artists working in any media to share proposals for ground-breaking projects that will transform the cultural landscape of the UK.

Previous Artangel Open calls have led to some of the most iconic projects of the past decade – Michael Landy’s Break Down, the very public destruction in a department store on Oxford Street of absolutely everything the artist owned; Jeremy Deller’s The Battle of Orgreave in South Yorkshire, the re-enactment of a dark day in the conflict between police and colliery workers during the 1984 Miners’ Strike; Roger Hiorns’ Seizure, the blue crystal-filled council flat in South London; and Clio Barnard’s award-winning film The Arbor shot on the Buttershaw Estate in Bradford.

Open proposals are encouraged from UK-based visual artists, film-makers, writers, composers, theatre makers, choreographers and producers as well as artists working in the digital space.

Dates for entry
The deadline for this Open call is 28 February 2014.

What we are looking for
We are looking for ground-breaking site-specific proposals, bold project ideas that will transform the UK’s cultural landscape.
Proposals should be for projects of real scale and ambition in relation to particular places – ideas which might otherwise never see the light of day.
The sites or situations that the proposals relate to should not habitually be used for the presentation of the arts.
Proposals are welcome from all arts disciplines, including (but not limited to) visual artists, film-makers, writers, composers, theatre makers, producers, choreographers and artists working in the digital space.

Between £50,000 and £500,000 might be invested in an individual commission – whatever is needed to realise the idea properly and fully. At this stage, however, we don’t need to know what each project will cost. Artangel and the commissioned artist(s) will work out production budgets together.
For more specific criteria for entry, please see the terms and conditions at the end of this document.

How to enter
All submissions must be made via the online form found at the following URL:

Before filling in the form you should prepare all of the information and materials you will need.

More information and resources can be found at:

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