Creativity is fundamental in making The Beaney a vibrant and exciting place for everyone. Whenever possible we offer opportunities for artists to create, explore, engage, share and challenge using our collections and building as a resource for inspiration.

Current Artist Opportunities:


Artist’s World War I commission for 2018 – applications invited now – Deadline Midnight Wednesday 21st March 2018. 

The Beaney is offering an artists’ commission (solo artist or collective) for an installation to form part of an exhibition in the Beaney Front Room Gallery from November 2018. The rest of the exhibition will comprise selected work from local artists by submission later in 2018, around the same theme.

The theme of Beyond War – Visualising Peace: artists respond to the armistice of 1918 (working title) takes as its starting point the end of the momentous international war of 1914-18 and the view of the future for the survivors, with opportunities for artists to respond to themes such as peace and memorials, and our view of those issues from 100 years on.

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