Arts For Social Inclusion:
Call for collaborative
arts commissions.


We are now inviting applications to commission new collaborative artworks, each co-created by a minimum of 2 artists. Works may combine any art forms, and must be shareable online as well as in-person.

Selection process

An independent selection panel of 3 artists will be invited by art27 to make the final selections.


We aim to commission artworks that hold the potential to express new narratives and command new attention; that will captivate people with expressions of human experiences of migration that offer insight and illuminate perspectives. Importantly, we envisage a collection of artworks that express a spectrum of emotions and experiences. Proposals may describe any single artform or work cross-artforms.

Our selection panel will select successful applications based on the following criteria:

– The work features a collaboration between two artists, at least one of whom has lived experience of migration or forcible displacement.

– The subject or topic of the work is open and we welcome all narratives. Special considerations will be given to proposals that foreground non-dominant narratives of displacement, migration, or the refugee experience.

– The work must be shareable online in some capacity, whether through online exhibitions, shareable video or performance content, or any other means.


We are interested in commissioning creative collaborations between artists who have differing experiences of migration and displacement. In line with art27’s mission, special consideration will be given to collaborations that include artists who migrated as refugees.

As a network organization, we welcome applications that include plans for collaboration with organizations that will strengthen the impact of commissions. For example collaborations with festivals, performance venues, production companies or exhibition spaces.


The selected propositions will each receive €3,000.

We will also work with members of the art27 network to offer public performances, showings, screenings or exhibitions of the selected works. 

All artworks created will be presented in an online exhibition hosted on the art27 platform.


8th April – 5th May: Applications welcome.
16th May – 31st May: Decision making process.
20th June: Commissions announced. We invite participating artists to join livestream art27 to introduce your work.
21st September: all commissioned works presented in art27 Peace Day seminar.

Ownership and Rights

The ownership of commissioned works will remain with the artists.

art27 asks that artists grant us the rights to exhibit and promote the work online, in physical media, and at events, whilst giving full credits to the artists by name.

Application process

The deadline for this application has ended. If you would like to get in contact with us about this opportunity, or to change an existing application, please email [email protected]