Artist Commission - Call Out for Proposals: The Art Maze

Art Playground, a new social enterprise in Cheltenham, are creating an innovative, accessible art installation: the Art Maze.

We want to commission local Gloucestershire artists, especially young, emerging artists who would be interested in creating something for the maze.

This is a fantastic opportunity to exhibit your work in a professional, public space.

The Maze...
“You will be able to explore every wall, space and dead end of the maze which will be created from art work. Getting lost is part of the experience, stumbling upon artworks at every wrong turn until you find your way through to the spectacular kaleidoscope room, created by artist Emma Reid using projection, reflection and your own movement.”

The maze is aimed at all ages, from 0-100+ and will be open to the public to explore from 1 – 19 April in Cheltenham town centre.

Where do you fit in?                                                                                                                              
We are now in the final stages of designing the maze and are offering 4 commissions of £500 each (all inclusive fee) to form part of the maze.

The frame and walls of the maze will be just over 2m high and in multiples of 1m widths. We are looking for artworks that could cover a flat 1m x 2m wall panel minimum or could include the ceiling, walls and floor of a section of the maze or be installed in a dead end (dead ends will have a 2m sq floor space). 

Artists working in paint, collage etc. can use the wooden panels provided to create the walls maze (2m high and in multiples of 1m wide). For mixed media artists and for installation and sculpture artists you can choose to use the wooden panels or to create the walls out of different materials using the metal frame provided.

The theme of the maze is This is Creative Cheltenham- showcasing Cheltenham's alternative creativity through its artists, history and celebrating Cheltenham's different communities. 

How to apply

To let us know you’re interested please send:

  • a short paragraph about the kind of thing you would like to create 
  • an example of some of your previous work – either a website link or you can send us photos. 
  • a CV, so we have contact details and a better idea of your work

Please email all submissions and any enquiries by 13th March