Call for artists

Ryde Carnival Poster Commission

Ryde Car­ni­val is excit­ed to announce its 2024 Car­ni­val poster commission.

09:00 25/03/24
Isle of Wight
Contact Name
Ryde Carnival
Our poster commissions were funded through Ryde HAZ’s (Heritage Action Zone) cultural project: Waving the Flag. Following the success of our 2022 and 2023 posters, we are again looking for an artist to provide new original artwork for the 2024 Ryde Carnival season. The artwork will be used for a range of marketing purposes including (but not limited to) posters, merchandise, digital merchandising and television placement. We would also like the posters to be available for sale as signed, collectable, limited edition prints.

The fee for the commission and exhibition is £1500. Work must be completed and submitted by April 22nd 2024.
If you have any further questions about the commission, please email

We are looking for:
• Someone able to use their creativity to help raise the profile of a much-loved local tradition.
• An inspiring design that helps bring in new audiences and encourages new ways of seeing the event.
• Active engagement with the heritage of Ryde Carnival as part of the design process.
• Candidates experienced in adapting work for different contexts.
• A willingness to document the commission through social media platforms.


• A willingness to exhibit their artwork in a mini exhibition to showcase their design for Ryde Carnival 2024, alongside other pieces of their work. The mini exhibition will include the 2022 poster commissioned by Pete Bradley and the 2023 poster commissioned by Katie Stone.
• Candidates with experience creating artwork to publicise events.

How to apply:
• In no more than 500 words, please outline why you are interested in this commission
• Include attachments to three relevant pieces of work.
• A current CV outlining your relevant experience including a link to your website and/or professional social media accounts

Please email applications to:

Deadline for applications is 09:00am, Monday 25th March 2024 . The successful applicant will be notified 26th March 2024.