ARTIST CALL OUT: Mural Design, Summer of Love – Yorkshire Sculpture Park

Posted on: 18/04/2022

Yorkshire Sculpture Park is seeking to commission an LGBTQIA+ artist/illustrator to design a temporary mural in the form of a large vinyl print.

The mural will be installed indoors on a wall in the YSP Visitor Centre restaurant and will form part of our joyous and poignant summer programme, Summer of Love.

Elements of the design will also be used in marketing materials, including digital assets for use on our website,newsletters and social media, as well as printed materials and signage.

We acknowledge and are taking steps to tackle the structural inequalities existing in our sector, to address imbalances of representation. This is an opportunity specifically for an LGBTQIA+ artist/illustrator.


Design a 2D mural to fit a 5.7 x 3m wall, to be produced as a vinyl print, which is visually and thematically in keeping with Summer of Love. The design should incorporate references to our site-wide programme which examines relationships, love and community. This content will be developed in discussion with YSP once the artist has been selected. Work closely with the YSP Marketing and PR team to repurpose elements of the mural for use on digital and printed marketing materials.


£1500 artist fee, to include work with YSP Marketing and PR on assets
Production and install costs will be arranged and paid for by YSP

Process and schedule:

  • Research and design time 2 – 20 May.
  • During this time YSP propose two online meetings to discuss design ideas
  • 23 – 27 May YSP to assess and feed back to artist
  • 30 May – 3 June any amends and final approval
  • Send to print 6 June
  • Install 20 June, opening 21 June, displayed until September

Download the full artist brief below:
ARTIST CALL OUT: Mural Design, Summer of Love – Yorkshire Sculpture Park (PDF)

Deadline: Wednesday 27th April 2022