Tiny Ideas Festival - Early Years Arts commissions 2022

Last edited by Tiny Light on 19 April 2022
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Closing Date: 
Sunday, 15 May, 2022

Tiny Ideas Festival Oxford are commissioning two artworks for Early Years audiences for our inaugural festival this Autumn. Inspired by the city of Oxford and the children's artworks made at our launch event in February (please see our Instagram @tinyideasoxford for images) we'd like to invite artists of all mediums to apply to create works for children under 6.

Fee: £1000 per commission to cover all artist fees and materials.

Deadline for applications: midnight on 15th May 2022 (delivery of final pieces due by 5th September 2022)

Our two commissions:

Early Ears – an audio piece for early years audiences that will be available to download or listen to from our website- it could be an audio trail around Oxford, a soundscape, a story or a new piece of music – anything that will engage the ears of young listeners!

Early Eyes – a visual piece of art, either physical or digital (or hybrid!) to engage young children and families. Physical pieces will be displayed in one of our partner venues and digital pieces on our website. It can be any artform, could be interactive or downloadable, sculptural, textile, 2D, 3D – let your imagination run wild!

To apply email Ceri and Emma on hello@tinyideasoxford.com with a short statement or video introducing yourself and your work, expressing your idea for the commission and including a very rough budget. Please email us if you have any questions or would like further inspiration images. We believe strongly that representation is fundamental, especially when creating work for the young, so we particularly welcome applications from people of the Global Majority and people who self-identify as disabled.

Contact Details: 

Please contact Ceri and Emma on hello@tinyideasoxford.com

Multi Artform
Crafts and Applied Arts
Film and Animation
New Media
Visual Arts
Written and Spoken Word
Commissions - practising artist
Community Arts
Families and early years
Public Art