Artist R&D Commission – Celebration

Yeovil Art Space is commissioning an artist/collective to carry out a commission developed and co-delivered by the Yeovil Arts Action Group (YAAG).  The commission forms the 3rd part of a year-long R&D commissioning process led by Yeovil Art Space to develop a partnership commissioning group YAAG. Funded by Arts Council England Lottery Funding.

This 3rd commission is focussing on reaching out to areas and groups that do not normally engage and bringing them into the town to celebrate and connect together.

While this is an open brief, the YAAG are keen to:

  • Reach those in Yeovil Town who may not normally attend or link into cultural activities
  • Explore themes of celebration and togetherness centred around the upcoming Queen’s Platinum Jubilee or thoughts on how communities celebrate together
  • Interested in supporting identities and cultural heritage
  • Consider and support diverse and inclusive approaches to communal celebrations 

Our work covers a wider geographical area of yeovil, including the following Yeovil Town, Brimpton, Yeovil Without & West Coker Parish, and we are keen to engage with and increase our connectivity with groups/communities from the deprived neighbourhoods, including Westfield, Pen Mill North, Sherborne Road, Town Centre and Birchfield, which all within the 20% most deprived neighbourhoods in the UK. 

Our YAAG partners and YAS Team will support the artist by identifying and engaging with groups and organisations in these areas to ensure a broad reach. 


November 2021 – March 2022 

The overall artist fee is £3000 with a production budget of £1500.

If you are interested, please download the FULL BRIEF (In pdf format)

Deadline: 8 November 2021

If you would like to access this document in another format please contact us by emailing

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