Artists Commissions: To Make New Work In Extraordinary Places, National Trust

National Trust








National Trust


Following a successful application to Arts Council England, through Trust New Art, three opportunities for artists to work with National Trust have opened up in the Midlands. 

Exploring ideas of global upheaval, science, religion and gender identity, they offer research and development time to new work with resources of staff and archives. 

Open to all artists working in contemporary arts, who have been practicing for three years.

Coming to an Open Day or independent visits are encouraged, please contact names  below.

Artists fees  from £5K- £20K.

Application Deadlines
Deadlines November and December.
Some Open Days have taken place, but this does not disallow an Expression of interest.

Biddulph Grange Garden and Geological Gallery, Staffordshire
Biddulph Grange Garden and the Geological Gallery are extraordinary places, and physical manifestations of radical ideas of the 19th century.

Biddulph's project will be public in September 2017 and close in May 2018.

Open Day
12 November 2017



Packwood House, Warwickshire: The Baron Ash Project
Packwood would like to work with an artist to present a new way of looking at and thinking about the curious character of Baron Ash, who created so much of Packwood.

This will be our main project in 2017-2018, sited mainly in the landscape, with an option to site works in the house as well.

Open Day
28 November – rsvp by 21st November.



Hanbury Hall, Worcestershire: World is Chaos, Creativity is Order
Hanbury Hall would like to work with three contemporary visual artists from different disciplines, to respond to ideas relating to the idea ‘World is Chaos, Creativity is Order.’

There is a period allowed for research & development and the project will be public from June – November 2017 at Hanbury Hall and Gardens. Independent visits encouraged.

Deadline for Expressions of Interest
15 November 2016