The Hepworth Wakefield – Artist, iniva

Posted on: 22/06/2021

Future Collect – Open Call for Year 2 Artist

iniva (Institute of International Visual Arts) and The Hepworth Wakefield are excited to announce an open call for expressions of interest from artists of African and/or Asian descent, British born or based, to undertake a major new commission.

The new work will be displayed at The Hepworth Wakefield in spring 2022 and will then be acquired by the gallery and accessioned into its collection. As well as giving an opportunity for an artist to be collected and exhibited by a major British institution, the commission will contribute to a wider public debate on collections and whose heritage is being preserved. A public programme will be developed with input from the artist, which underpins the critical context for the commission, accessing the specialist collection at the Stuart Hall Library through artist-focused study days and reaching the wider visual arts sector through curator days and a conference.

The artist’s commission fee is £10,000 paid in three instalments and the production and materials budget is £15,000, plus agreed expenses to cover travel, accommodation and subsistence.

Deadline for expressions of interest: Wednesday 30 June 2021