Paid project offers for illustrators and artists

Thu 11 Jan 2018 by Garry_Robson

Paid project offers for illustrators and artists

Dear members,

We have received information about two local art projects which are detailed below. If you have queries about either project please contact the organisations directly.

Snailspace Brighton & Hove

Following the huge success of their Snowdogs by the Sea Snailspace are going to continue to raise awareness and funds for the Martlets Hospice with their Snailway. In 2016 they succeeded in bringing together the artistic, business and local communities who took the Snowdogs to their hearts, and they will be building on this with their beautiful Snails.

During autumn 2018 Snail sculptures will be popping up throughout the city, decorated by talented artists with the support of philanthropic local businesses. Get on board and submit your designs for the chance to take part in this spectacular city-wide art installation!

Designs are welcome in any art form - traditional to new media, fine art to illustrations, graffiti and mosaic. Whatever the art form, they’re keen to add drama, fun and a creative flourish to the Snailspace sculpture trail. If you are commissioned, you will receive an honorarium of £800 upon completion of your artwork, plus association with a major art initiative.


How to apply:

If you’d like to design a snail – or two! – download the artist pack to find out more about what’s involved.

Closing date for entries is 30/03/18.

Artist Inspiration Evening at Phoenix Gallery on Thursday 18TH January

This is your opportunity to meet the giant snails! Come, see and touch these unusual canvases and find out everything you need to know about how to submit a design and how the artist commission process works. Hope you can join us, reserve your place here.

Royal Sussex County Hospital

An Art and Wayfinding project for the redevelopment of the Royal Sussex County Hospital is currently recruiting 12 artist / illustrators (with a preference for local artists and illustrators). The project is for part of CONNECT, the public art programme. 

The project requires high quality and locally relevant themed artworks for the new hospital. These will be produced as large-scale feature wall prints. These feature wall prints will act as visual way-markers or landmarks. Placed at key junctions – lift lobbies and departmental entrances – they will support intuitive navigation as well as provide visual distraction that is uplifting and welcoming.

How to apply:

For more information about the Art and Wayfinding project take a look at the artist brief and supporting document. Artist design fees range from £1,750 to £5,500 depending on the number and sizes of illustrations required. Applications should be made through Submittable.

The deadline for applications is Monday 19th February.

Please remember to mention BiG when responding to projects and work opportunities.

Kind regards


Tweets from @bigillustrators and friends

14 Feb 19: Join us in a fortnight for informal fun sketching, meeting up over a drink. We hope this will be the first of many!

18 Jun 18: A reminder that this Thursday 21st June, we have a great evening lined up with guest speakers Bob Molesworth and Ny……

12 Jun 18: We are extremely excited to announce our Summer Solstice meetup - Two great comic artists - Bob Molesworth and Nye……

19 Apr 18: Excellent night at Bip-Art with the @bigillustrators for a night of printmaking workshops 😊😊😊…

17 Apr 18: The @FairyTale_Fair returns @BrightonOpenMkt for a @brightonfringe Festival special! On Saturday 12th May The Fai……

17 Apr 18: **ALERT** We still have 2 spaces remaining for our very special printing event on Thursday evening at BiP in Kemp T……

10 Apr 18: Fancy getting creative and having a go at drawing a self portrait with your favourite #book for #cityreads2018? Joi……

16 Mar 18: **BiG Members** On the 19th April @bipArt will be opening their doors to us for a special evening of printmaking wo……

14 Mar 18: Introducing BiG member Jan Barger. Jan has written and illustrated nine picture books including BEDTIME, NELLY! and……

7 Mar 18: Great stuff from AOI member Donough O'Malley @pencilrobot repped by @Illustrationweb here, advertising the……

Blog archive