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Illustrate the Cover of the Bristol 650 book

Bristol 650

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Throughout 2023, we're running Bristol 650, a project which marks the 650th anniversary of Bristol becoming an independent city and county. It's a year-long celebration of all things Bristol: who we are, where we come from, what we’ve done – and where we’re going.

As part of the Bristol 650 project, we’re bringing together a collection of newly commissioned essays about the future of Bristol. The book will be given away at this year’s Festival of the Future City.

We’re looking to commission a locally based artist to create an illustration for the cover of the book. There is a fee of £500 for the illustration. A full timeline for the project is provided in the brief, but the project will be working on a quick turnaround, with the appointed artist providing an initial design in June and supplying the final illustration in July 2023.

To apply, please send us:

  • A short explanation of why this commission is of interest and the particular contribution you can make.
  • Two examples of previous work, demonstrating your style.

Applications must be received by noon on Tuesday 23 May. Please send material to (email direct or use WeTransfer). The chosen artist will be notified on 30 May.

Download full details here

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