[Closed] The Late Shows at the Grainger Market




11:59pm Thurs 22 Feb 2024

Open To

Artists and creatives across all disciplines

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

The Grainger Market

Built in 1835 by the partnership of Richard Grainger and John Dobson, the Grainger Market is still home to over 100 small businesses selling everything from groceries, meat and fish to haberdashery, vintage clothing, plants, comics and a wide range of local and international cuisines. The Market is architecturally striking with wide busy alleyways, high ceilings and open spaces, it’s a true hub of activity, well used by the many different communities it serves.

The Commission

For The Late Shows 2024, the Grainger Market will be inviting audiences after dark to explore the historical arcade and alleyways

We are interested in commission ideas that take inspiration from the Grainger Market which is rich in history, stories and quirky architectural features that might inspire you. 

Read The Guidelines for more details on the history of the Market.

Work could be any artform – installation based, performance, dance, promenade, or music based, writing, spoken word, film, light, the visual arts etc, it can also involve The Late Shows audiences in the creation of elements of your work over the course of the evening, for example a scratch choir, sculptural work, a live mural.

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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