Unlimited Commissions

Expression of Interest Reminder

unlimited logoUnlimited is a commissions programme, delivered by ShapeArts and Artsadmin, funded by Arts Council England with additional funding from Arts Council Wales, British Council and Spirit of 2012.

7 November 2016 is when the portal closes for the Expression of Interest applications for all 3 Unlimited commission strands. Please click on this link to the Unlimited page from where you can download application forms for all three strands of commissions for this round:

  • Main: commissions & Research and Development (R&D) awards
  • International: International collaborative commissions
  • Emerging: commissions for young and/or emerging artists to make work or run participatory projects

The Unlimited panel will look at your ideas first, and shortlist according to popularity, balance across art-form, geography and diversity, as well as their key objectives to find quality, innovation and ambition across everything they commission.

By ‘artists’ Unlimited mean individuals, companies, collectives and partnerships, so you can apply according to what works best for your creativity.

You have to decide which strand suits you best. By ‘emerging artist’ Unlimited mean any artist who has yet to receive a major exhibition or showcasing opportunity.

Unlimited are inviting ideas from any artform – or cross-artform – and are consciously engaging in discussions around opening up access and visibility in different artforms.

If you have questions about the criteria, the application form or experience access barriers, the team are on hand to talk about the practicalities of making an application. However at this stage, to keep the process fair, they will not talk about the ideas.

For more details please click on this link to the Unlimited impact blog or visit the Unlimited page from where you can download the application forms