Chapter is re-opening in the Autumn and to celebrate they would like to commission an artist to create an artwork for the front of their building.

About the commission

The artwork will be in situ until the end of January 2021.

For the last 10 years Chapter has commissioned a range of works that have featured on the glass box at their entrance, placing the visual front and centre of the venue. Artists have included: Vernon Ah-Kee, Phil Collins, Rose Wylie, Holly Davey, Bedwyr Williams, Rachel Maclean, Lothar Goetz, Melanie Counsell, S Mark Gubb, Cornelia Baltes, Tatham & O’Sullivan and Nàstio Mosquito.

Who can apply?

Chapter is inviting applications from Wales-based or Welsh-by-birth visual artists.

Artist’s fee

The selected artist will be paid a one-off fee of £500. All costs for the reproduction and installation of the artwork will be covered by Chapter.

Selection panel

The work will be selected by Hannah Firth, Director of Programme at Chapter, Claire Vaughan, Cinema Programme Manager at Chapter and by Deborah Smith.

Deborah Smith is a curator who has worked for over two decades. Through exploring different strategies for collaboration and the presentation of interdisciplinary practices she continues to deliver exhibitions alongside large-scale commissions, residencies, conferences and publications, interwoven with programmes of learning, engagement and interpretation. Deborah was recently appointed Director of Arts Council Collections, England. For more information please visit her website:

Zoom Meeting for applicants

On Monday 17 August at 11am, Chapter will be holding a zoom meeting with Hannah Firth to discuss the application process. If you would like to join the meeting please email Hannah Firth: If you’re unable to attend the meeting you can also email any questions.


Deadline for applications is 8pm on Tuesday 1 September 2020. The successful applicant will be notified by 4 September. All other applicants will be notified of the outcome no later than Tuesday 8 September.

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Closing date: 01/09/2020