Town of Culture: Creative Commissions 2021

About Creative Commissions 2021

Bury Town of Culture is looking to find six local artists to create a series of creative micro-commissions for the borough.

Applications are now open for artists working in any medium including

  • art;
  • prose;
  • design;
  • film;
  • poetry; or
  • performance.

Each successful commission will receive £500 worth of funding from Bury Town of Culture as well as in kind support from the town's cultural partners including The Met Theatre and Bury Art Museum.

This latest initiative is part of a year long programme of events to celebrate Bury's Town of Culture status which will run throughout 2021 and comes on the back of last year's successful Greater Manchester Combine Authority Commissions three of which were from Bury and whom we'll be showcasing in the coming weeks.

There will be six commissions in total (one for each township of the borough) up to the value of £500.

This year's theme

This year's theme is all about celebrating Bury's cultural offer, rich heritage and diverse communities.

Criteria for the commissions

  • Applicants must be a resident of the Borough of Bury
  • Proposals can take the form of any creative medium
  • All commissions are to be produced and accessed by the general public in a COVID secure way