Current Opportunities:


Artlink are looking to commission an experienced artist to develop, create and deliver a high quality artwork to celebrate Jean Bishop and Hull’s older community, to be located at the Jean Bishop Integrated Care Centre in East Hull.  The centre is designed to provide a whole range of services allowing patients to be referred from their GP for assessment, and then a managed treatment programme for long term conditions. The centre predominantly treats the over 55’s.

The art commission will be an exploration and celebration of what older people contribute to society, with Jean Bishop as an inspirational figure.  We want the work to reflect the experiences of the older generation in the city and facilitate expression of their perceptions of ageing and what older people contribute.

The artist will facilitate a series of workshops engaging the Butterflies group of older people with dementia, as well as working with other service users of Jean Bishop Centre and possibly other groups of older people. These workshops will be used to inform the final artwork – with the artist suggesting the methodology for this.

The selected artist will have significant experience of working with people in participatory and/or socially-engaged art projects and creating artwork for long term public display. Experience of working with older people or people with dementia is especially relevant.

Consideration should be given to creating a dementia friendly installation and how the artwork fits into the context of the spaces of the centre, including alongside existing artworks and wayfinding. The selected artist will work with Artlink and the Jean Bishop Centre to ensure the artwork complies with standard building regulations, including SBEM (Simplified Building Energy Method), Health and Safety requirements and NHS guidelines including infection control.  The work should be durable, easy to clean and should require minimum and low-cost maintenance. As the work will be located in public spaces, they it be able to withstand possible touching and knocks. Consideration should be given to how the work would be sustainable during inevitable re-decoration periods of the centre. The artist will be informed of all specific requirements. It is expected that the artwork will have a minimum lifetime of 10 years.

The artist will need public liability insurance with liability up to £5 million and comply with Artlink’s Safeguarding procedures.

As well as project meetings, the selected artist will be expected to undertake approximately 5 x three hour workshop sessions (or equivalent) with groups as part of the project.


Period  Item


Nov – Dec 2018 Artist selected through open submission process. Artlink then contracts with the artist and they completes a detailed project outline for approval.
Jan – Feb 2019


Artist delivers workshops with groups supported by Artlink.
March 2019


Artist submits artwork final designs and fabrication/installation method statement to be approved by steering group.
April – May 2019


Artwork fabricated and installed. Project final reporting.



Artist fee (includes prep and planning time, workshop delivery, design, creation and installation of final artwork) The artist is responsible for their own Tax and NI and for any personal expenses incurred including travel and sustenance. £ 2700
Materials, project resources and installation costs including for workshops and final artwork. Final breakdown of this budget to be agreed with Artlink in advance. £ 2000

The above is inclusive of VAT.


In order to apply to be the artist for this project, please submit a brief outline proposal for the project including how you would engage workshop participants in its development. Please also attach an artist CV and any other supporting information (including images) you wish about relevant past projects.

Please note that this is an application process for this commission and the chosen artist will be decided by a panel. No payment is available for this application stage or work guaranteed on submission of a proposal.


Please submit your proposal with supporting information to the below details by 5pm on Friday 16th November 2018.

For completed proposals or if you have any questions about the commission, please contact Jemma Brown on or 01482 345 104.


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General Opportunities

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We like to work with people on developing projects as partners, tend to plan exhibitions quite far in advance and only have limited core funding, so please bear these factors in mind when pitching ideas.








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