Call for artists

Call to artists for Summer 2022 at Wakehurst

We’re seek­ing sub­mis­sions from artists of all dis­ci­plines (sound design­ers, sculp­ture artists, food artists etc.) for our sum­mer pro­gramme 2022.

Kew Science is at the forefront of work around food security, biodiversity and protecting the world’s plants from climate change.

The main theme of our summer 2022 programme is food security. It’s a three-month programme highlighting the importance of Kew’s scientific work in this area and seeks to connect our visitors to nature in new and innovative ways.

We’re seeking submissions from artists of all disciplines (sound designers, sculpture artists, food artists etc.) for our summer programme 2022.

The varied artworks in the programme will add a new layer to visitors’ understanding and enjoyment of the landscape, encouraging them to reconnect and experience nature with fresh eyes and ears!

We’re looking for artists that want to give a cultural response to Wakehurst and Kew Science, exploring exciting ways to connect our audience with nature, while communicating the core work that Kew Science is doing in the areas of food security and biodiversity.

The overall themes of the programme are:

Food security
Biodiversity for a healthy planet and body
Taste and diversity in our diet
Water intensity for food production
Natural capital

We are looking to commission between six and ten installations of different scales with budgets ranging from £5,000 to £30,000.

Deadline Expression of interest by 30 June.

For more details and how to apply please visit