[Closed] The Late Shows at The Common Room




11:59pm Thurs 22 Feb 2024

Open To

Artists and creatives in visual arts or installation

We’re looking for applications from creatives and artists who want to collaborate with The Common Room on a creative commission for The Late Shows 2024.

The Common Room

The Common Room is a charity, formed to lead the restoration of Neville Hall in central Newcastle, focusing on the future of innovation and engineering from its historic roots as the Mining Institute. 

The building is a historic and listed venue with a range of spaces including the impressive Wood Hall and the Lecture Theatre alongside a series of interesting corridors, staircases and in between spaces audiences will be invited to explore. 

The Commission

For The Late Shows in 2024, The Common Room will be inviting audiences into the building experience its spaces, take part in some bandeoke in the 5|Quarter café bar alongside this brand-new commission. 

We are particularly interested in commission ideas that are future-facing, taking the themes around innovation, sustainability, and science rather than being too focused on the past. 

playful approach that creates a juxtaposition with the historic surroundings would be welcomed.  

We are interested in commissioning visual, or installation based artforms rather than performance or sound-based work (if you’re looking for this type of commission, take a look at the other open opportunities for The Late Shows).   

Read The Guidelines for more details.

The Budget

There is a commission budget of up to £3,000 available.

The Timeline

The deadline for all applications to be received is 11:59pm on Thursday 22 February 2024

  • Shortlisting will take place the week of the 26 February 
  • Shortlisted artists may be invited for an interview via Teams during the week of 26 February
  • All applicants must be available to install (if applicable) the work in advance of The Late Shows, attend the event on Saturday 18 May and deinstall the work (if applicable) as agreed with the host venue.    

The Next Steps

  • Read The Guidelines in full before starting your application
  • If you have questions or would like the application in a different format, contact Vikki Leaney on vikki.leaney@newcastle.gov.uk
  • Apply by 11:59pm on Thursday 22 February 2024


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