Artist call out: Paint Lab - Great Exhibition Road Festival 2023

We are pleased to share that micro-commissions are available for London-based artists and creatives interested in a weekend of live painting at the forthcoming Great Exhibition Road Festival 2023.

New for 2023, Paint Lab will feature 10 artist and researcher collaborations, creating live art over the festival weekend inspired by Imperial College London’s research and we're looking for local artists to get involved. The micro-commissions offer a fixed fee of £800 (incl VAT) including materials, research meetings and two days of live painting.

We are looking to support locally based artists and creatives to deliver a weekend of live painting responding to one of the key research topics below:  

Research topics: 

  1. Britain in 2050: images of a cooler, more sustainable world: an optimistic vision for imagining a more positive NET Zero future, drawing on the Grantham Institute’s 9 things you can do about climate change focusing on some of the sustainable solutions to the climate crisis that are highlighted here. 
  2. The materials and technologies that will build the cities of the future.  
  3. The future of food and how what we eat can be made more sustainable, healthier, and exciting. 
  4. The marvels that can be found inside the human body and mind. 
  5. The inspirational power of the natural world 
  6. The new technology that could revolutionise healthcare and the date revolution in healthcare.  
  7. The need for change if we are to avert the worst consequences of climate change. 

How to apply 

Download and read the artist brief (pdf) before making an application. The document includes all the relevant information you might need.

You will need to submit: 

  1. A short CV featuring any relevant experience/transferable skills. 
  2. A link to your website – or up to 5 images of your artwork (max. 5MB) 
  3. A brief covering letter (no more than 300 words) outlining which of the areas of research you are most interested in and why! 

Please submit your application to Mark and Jo via email, referencing the email subject as ‘Paint Lab 2023 Application’ to [email protected] 

Closing date for applications is 11.59pm on Sunday 26 March 2023. 
Successful and unsuccessful applicants will be contacted by Thursday 30 March 2023