Crabtree Mural – Artist Opportunity

We are looking for an artist who has experience in producing large scale murals in public places and is confident engaging with members of the public and leading creative community engagement, including activities with children. The artist must be able to demonstrate:

  • Previous mural or equivalent artwork in public places
  • Strong design skills, with a commitment to community engagement in the design process
  • Previous experience of engaging with schools and communities
  • A knowledge of suitable materials and where to source them
  • Coordination experience and knowledge of Health & Safety guidelines
  • Current DBS status and Public Liability Insurance

The Project

The successful artist will be invited to work with local volunteers at Crabtree Community Centre and pupils and staff at Crabtree Farm Primary School. We would like the artist to engage with the local community to discuss potential design ideas for the mural and work closely with the school’s Arts Coordinator to inspire and encourage children attending the school to create some elements that can be included in the design. The artist will then draw up final designs in discussion with local residents, pupils and staff. We would like as many children at the school as possible to have the opportunity to directly work on the mural, under the artists’ supervision, during the school art week.

The aim of the project is to celebrate the local area and generate pride and ownership of the space, drawing on local themes such as local heroes and heritage and global themes such as looking after the planet, nature and our environment. The successful artist will lead on community engagement, with the support of the Project team, and present a clear vision for the design and creation of the mural. The artist will be expected to manage the production phase, completing risk assessments and working within health and safety guidelines, to ensure the smooth running of the project.


The total confirmed budget available for this project is £2000 (inc vat) to include all time (meetings, engagement, design and production), travel expenses and materials.

Completion date

The underpass should be completed by 15th July 2017; the final day of Bulwell Arts Festival.


To Apply

Please send the following to Cathy Mahmood, Creative Nottingham North Coordinator:

  • A letter outlining your experience, why you are interested in this commission, how you meet the desired criteria and your availability to work in accordance with the timetable above.
  • Your CV
  • Examples of relevant previous work, which can include:
  • Links to websites
  • Jpg images and descriptions of previous projects
  • Costs and timescales
  • An outline of how you would approach the project and a draft budget. You can use images in your outline (max four sides of A4).

The application must be sent electronically to to arrive by: 5pm on Thurs 11th May. (Bulwell Riverside, Main Street, Bulwell, Nottingham, NG6 8QJ)


The Project Team will consider the applications and select a candidate on the strength of their application and the information that they provide.

DOWNLOAD The full project brief here: Crabtree Mural Artist Brief

Please contact: Cathy Mahmood 07808 165209