Independents Biennial 2018 – Knowsley Commission

Independents Biennial 2018 – Knowsley Commission

Independents Biennial is back with a festival that celebrates visual contemporary art across the entire Liverpool City Region. Working with galleries and studios around Liverpool City Region to create a festival that is open to new and diverse audiences.

We have commissions covering all councils, and in Knowsley we want to commission work by emerging artists. The commission is for £1000 to cover time and materials. There are several potential locations for the commission, ranging from public space to shop units, permanent and temporary, so we are seeking expressions of interest without a theme.

The goal of the Knowsley Commission is to enable an emerging artist to have a huge voice in a festival with an international audience, and to highlight the ongoing talent development voice that exists already in Knowsley though Kirkby Gallery & Prescot Museum who are supporting the festival.

Practitioners from all areas of visual art can apply, but it is preferred that applicants have a connection to Knowsley (past or present, personal or professional) and we encourage applications from artists from diverse backgrounds with unique perspectives.

You may apply as a group, individual artists, or organisations.

To apply send:

  • 500 words outlining your proposed activity
  • A brief history of your practice (2-300 words)
  • Artists CV
  • Up to 5 images of your work (as .jpeg files each below 1MB)

Send applications to by 9am on the 15th May 2018. Applications sent after this time will not be considered for commissions, but may still be considered for the open programme (details here).

Links to all festival opportunities: St Helens Commission, Sefton Commission, Knowsley Commission, Wirral Commission, Development Space, Open Call

Art in Liverpool are producing the four month festival with production partners including; Heart of Glass (St Helens), The Atkinson (Sefton), Williamson Art Gallery & Museum (Wirral), Knowsley Galleries & Museums (Knowsley), and Metal Liverpool (Liverpool)

Funded by Arts Council England, Liverpool City Council, VAiL and the above partners.