Artist Commission Call Outs

DEADLINES: Mon 12 Sept & Fri 30 Sept


£3000 Artist Commissions available

Culture Collective Community Arts Commissions

This is a fantastic opportunity for artists based in Lewis and Harris to design and deliver a community arts project as part of the Culture Collective project.

Three commissions of £3000 plus an expenses budget £1500 per commission will be available for successful submissions.

Deadline for submissions: Monday 12th September 2022

 All of the projects must start by October 1st 2022 and be completed by April 2023

 What is the Culture Collective? 

 An Lanntair (Isle of Lewis and Harris); Pier Arts Centre (Orkney); Shetland Arts Development Agency (Shetland), and Taigh Chearsabhagh Trust (North Uist) have come together as a ‘Culture Collective’, funded by Creative Scotland’s Culture Collective Fund: 

Previously commissioned Artists who have completed their Culture Collective project are free to submit to this round. 

Full brief and how to apply




An Lanntair invites proposals from Artists of all art-forms who are interested in teaching a series of art classes. Our art classes allow adults to learn diverse new skills in a wide range of art-forms. Whether you are a dancer, musician, visual artist, designer or actor, we’d love to hear from you if you have specialist skills that you can teach to others. You don’t need to have taught before, just be accomplished in your chosen practice and passionate about sharing your skills.

We are looking for proposals from artists to deliver sessions in person or online via Zoom. Workshops can be in any art form and run weekly for one or two hours over six to eight sessions. The freelance fee will be £25.50 per hour.

When submitting your proposals please indicate if you would be comfortable delivering your sessions online. Please include details on how classes would be structured online and what materials and equipment would be required. We may wish to discuss changes to your lesson plan or materials / equipment before making a decision.

If you would like to propose a class, download and complete the Evening Class Proposal Form. Send it by email to

If you have any queries please get in touch with me at


Clàr / An Lanntair – Digital Arts and Music Commission Opportunity

We are seeking applications from artists and musicians aged 17 – 25 to create new work that uses digital technology at its core. The commission includes a £3000 budget to spend on artist fees and materials as well as mentoring from the programme leader and An Lanntair’s artist support department.

  • Deadline: Friday 30th September

The Commission

The digital arts commission is open to all creative practitioners whether you are an artist, musician, performer or designer, you may also fit into more than one of these categories! We take an experimental approach in our programme and encourage mixing disciplines and learning new skills. At its heart, Clàr is about using technology in creative ways and integrating it into our practice.

We’re looking for exciting, innovative project ideas that represent a point of development in the use of tech in your work, examples might include:

  • an illustrator branching out and creating 3D animations
  • a performer using projections in their work
  • a sculptor adding sensors and electronic music to their installations
  • a musician creating audio reactive visuals for their live shows

We have a flexible timeline for making the work and will agree an outline of the project with you before the commission begins. We anticipate the work being spread over a period of approximately 6 months to a year in order to allow for the idea to develop, with a public showing at the end. During this time we will schedule check-in sessions to offer guidance on the progress of the project.

The commission is supported by the project leader, Robbie Thomson who is an artist and musician that works with film, robotics and sound. He will support the successful applicant with critical feedback sessions, skills workshops tailored to the project, and creative advice. Alongside this, An Lanntair’s artist support co-ordinator will facilitate introductions and mentoring with later career artists and highlight any relevant opportunities that are available.

Full information and application process