We Are Commoners

Call for Submissions: We Are Commoners!


Call for Submissions


Midlands Arts Centre in Birmingham







Call for Submissions: We Are Commoners!

A Craftspace national touring exhibition launching at Midlands Arts Centre in Birmingham in September 2020

“The commons means: Things we share/ Places we share/ Systems we share/ Ideas we share/ Culture we share”
Peter Barnes, On the Commons co-founder

Craftspace is seeking submissions for We Are Commoners, a contemporary craft exhibition on the theme of ‘the commons’.

Following our first callout we have a shortlist of artists and are currently oversubscribed for textiles, but continue to seek work in other applied arts disciplines.

The exhibition will highlight acts of ‘commoning’ that are shaping the way communities are working together to share and steward commonly owned assets and resources. It will also investigate craft as a form of commons (through knowledge, materials, practice, heritage).

Artist’s brief, application form and further commons information available at craftspace.co.uk/commoners/

Application Deadline

9am (UK time) Monday 21 October 2019