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Commission: ’The Commonwealth - here and now’

Summary Following the successful completion of the three-year project to create the Handsworth Park Arts Trail, Handsworth Creative is pleased to announce a commission for an additional piece of public art to mark the hosting of the Commonwealth Games locally in 2022.

Over the course of three years, five pieces of public art were commissioned, and these complement other examples of public art in Handsworth Park to form a unique experience for local residents and other visitors to the park.

For full details about the project, including details of how to apply, download the PDF at the bottom of the page or visit: Open Call for new commission — HANDSWORTH CREATIVE

Please provide information summarising your idea by 10am Monday 24 January 2022, this must include:

1) A short profile of the Artist and/or organisation or CV (400 words maximum)

2) An outline of the idea and description of the materials to be used (including an assessment of their durability and suitability for the location) and approximate dimensions plus installation requirements (400 words maximum and 1 - 6 images)

3) A brief summary of who will be involved (e.g. school children, local community) and how, and the method of engagement (250 words maximum)

4) Examples of previous work (4-6 images or website/online profile link)

5) Provisional Budget and how much you are seeking from Handsworth Creative (maximum £12,000)

There is an indicative budget of between £9,000 and £12,000 for this single commission.

The closing date for applications for producing a piece for 2022 is 10am Monday 24 January 2022.