Call for artists

Artist Call Out

We are look­ing for an artist or col­lec­tive of artists to cre­ative­ly inter­pret the respons­es to our com­mu­ni­ty engage­ment project.

Earlier this year we asked the people of Bristol to respond to the sentence ‘What I Want to Be, What I Want to See’.

Over two weeks we programmed free-online workshops with Vanessa Kisuule, Rider Shafique, Gerry's Attic - plus more - to inspire people to creatively share what they wanted to see for themselves and others in the world around them, post-pandemic.

S.U.S.A.A.N, a socially distanced robot, toured the local area collecting responses from members of the local community. In Trinity's community garden Artist Amy May-Ellis welcomed people to take part in a socially distanced workshop to share their hopes and dreams.

On our social media platforms we shared videos from groups who use Trinity regularly, including Misfits Theatre Company and Dance for Parkinsons.

Responses came in from across Bristol - from wanting to be a marine biologist to hoping to spend more time with family, wanting to see more bikes and less cars and much more. People responded in many forms including poems and drawings.

We are now looking for an artist or collective of artists to creatively interpret the responses, capturing this moment and continuing the conversation with the many communities who connect with Trinity. This is a paid commission with a fixed fee of £9000.

The call is open to a Bristol based (within a 20 mile radius of Trinity Centre) artist or collective that is reflective of Trinity’s diverse communities. We’re open to people working in any art-form but you must have experience of co-creating with communities.

Please note:

All work carried out as part of the commission must adhere to current Covid-19 regulations and guidelines.


Deadline for Proposals: 9am Friday 25th June
Artists Selection Panel Meeting with Programming Forum: w/c 28th June.
Successful applicant receive notification by: Wednesday 30th June.
Residency Period: 1st July – 31st December 2021

Apply here:

You’ll need to attach or link to examples of your work and a budget detailing how you will spend the available commission (each question can be submitted as a video or audio recording if preferred)

We will be hosting a Zoom call on Wednesday 16th June at 5pm for an informal Q&A session around the commission.

If you have access needs in order to join the Q&A session. Please let us know in advance by emailing or telephoning 0117 935 1200