From University of Exeter Arts & Culture – 10 x £500 micro commissions for artists, designers, writers, poets etc.. Deadline 5pm Tuesday 7th April:

10 micro-commissions for freelance artists based in Devon and Cornwall to explore the hyperlocal of their immediate domestic environment.

We are all having to get creative in responding to the Covid-19 pandemic. Although we are physically restricted during this period of government lockdown, our imaginations are still free to roam, and as makers we’re still keen to realise our ideas.

In the spirit of adaptation, we are offering 10 micro-commissions to freelance artists working in any discipline who live in Devon or Cornwall, to explore the hyperlocal of their immediate domestic environment. £500 will be awarded to each successful project, to cover all fees and costs.

Project partners are: Arts and Culture University of Exeter, Exeter Northcott TheatreExeter Phoenix, and Kaleider.

Outputs must:

  • Respond to the hyperlocal, and take inspiration from the immediate domestic environment
  • Produce a final artwork (poem, dance, music, song, installation, painting, sculpture, print, photograph, graphics, design, etc) to be shared on project partner websites – images, sound or video files to be submitted, IP stays with artist
  • Be light-touch – about two days to make

To apply

To apply please complete this Google Form by 5pm on TUESDAY 7 APRIL.

By applying, you are giving permission for your details to be shared with the selection panel, to be used for the sole purpose of awarding the commissions.

Selection process

The selection panel is made up of representatives from each of the project partner organisations: Arts and Culture University of Exeter, Exeter Northcott Theatre, Exeter Phoenix, and Kaleider.

Selected projects will be announced on TUESDAY 14 APRIL.

Final submissions

Selected artists will be required to submit: the final artwork (if digital), or a presentation of the final artwork (in appropriate digital file format); a short statement about the artist(s); and a short statement about the inspiration for the artwork.

Deadline 5pm, FRIDAY 24 APRIL.

Final submissions will be shared on project partner websites, digital communications such as e-newsletters, and social media platforms.


Contact Sarah Campbell, Associate Director for Arts and Culture,

If you would like the above as a pdf you can download it here.

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