Commission Proposals

In addition to our call for existing works, we are once again pleased to offer a festival commission for the creation of new work. This installation will be presented in the large upstairs space of the New Cooperage building, Royal William Yard on the 23/24 June. Proposals for work are invited from British artists, artists living and working in the UK or international members of Sonic Arts Network. A total budget of £4000 will be made available for the production of the selected work. This will breakdown as £1000 artist fee and up to £3000 production costs. Those considering applying for this commission should see the plan and the photograph below.

The New Cooperage Commission Space


Artists should propose for the large space (32m x 7.2m) shown in the PDF available here. Access to the space for the installation of the commissioned work will be available during the week running up to the start of the festival (18-22 June). This large well-lit space is timber floored and has a pitched roof. It is possible to divide the space using gallery walls.

Commission proposals should include:

  • Title of work
  • Your name
  • Your contact details (name, address, telephone/fax, email, URL)
  • A brief biography (150 words max.)
  • Audio/video example of your previous work (or link to www site)
  • A description of the artistic concept to be commissioned (500 words max.)
  • The technical resources required for the presentation (specifying those which will be supplied by the artist)
  • A simple budget specifying your fee, the production, materials and presentation costs
  • The time-scale strategy for the creation and completion of the work

Please note, proposals should be sent as hardcopy to the address below and clearly labelled “Expo Commissions” and should reach the Sonic Arts Network office by 31 January 2007.

Sonic Arts Network
The Jerwood Space
171 Union St
United Kingdom