Call out to artists for contemporary art flag commission

30 May 2018 - 29 Jun 2018

The Collection and Usher Gallery is looking for an artist/group/collective to design a new series of contemporary art flags for the Usher Gallery, in response to the idea of 100 years of votes for some women and the beginning of the ongoing journey towards equality.

To mark this important anniversary, we are inviting proposals that look at the broad and universal themes of equality and civil and political rights and what these mean today. There are six flag poles on top of the 20th century Usher Gallery and as part of our contemporary art programme we commission a rolling programme of contemporary art flags. For this iteration of the project we are also working with Lincoln BIG to place a further four flags around the city of Lincoln, forming a mini tour around the city.

We are offering a payment of £700 for the design of up to six flags, with a further £100 stipend for travel. The Collection and Usher Gallery are responsible for the production and delivery of the flags.

Further details
Through creating the designs for the flags, the design becomes part of our collection and The Collection and Usher Gallery reserves the right to reproduce the designs at any point.
Please see our website for details on previous artists' flag commissions:

How to apply
Please send an application via email, including:
- Name, address and contact details
- Artist's CV
- Up to 5 images of previous work
- A statement of up to 500 words explaining why you would like to receive this commission (focusing on the specific themes and environment of the commission i.e. the relevance to The Collection and Usher Gallery)
Please send your application to by 5pm on the 29th June 2018.


Deadline for applications 29th June 2018
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