Creative Commissions 2020


Following the success of the 2019 scheme Adur & Worthing Trust Creative Commissions are once more open for applications. Take a look at some of the projects that were funded in 2019.

Do you have a proposal for an artwork or a creative event or project that will take place in Adur or Worthing in 2020?

This year we have three different awards to make:

Creative Commissions

Each work commissioned will receive £250- £500 to produce the artwork and an accompanying archive that will be submitted to Adur & Worthing Trust at the end of the project – this could be photographs, film, text or a combination of different media.

SWAG Award

One additional award will be made this year for a project meeting our criteria that takes place in Worthing. It will be funded by the Sunny Worthing Arts Group. This group has been active for the past twenty years and is now drawing its work to a close.

Digital projects

Three 3D printers will be up for grabs for three proposals from individuals or organisations who will demonstrate how this technology can be used creatively in Adur & Worthing, and in line with our other criteria.

All work must be completed by the end of 2020 and each commission must:

  • be shared with the public in some way
  • demonstrate a link with the regeneration of Adur & Worthing (i.e. helping the area become a vibrant place, for both residents and visitors)
  • be a new piece of art developed especially for this scheme
  • network or partner two or more members of Worthing & Adur’s creative community
  • promote the idea that Worthing & Adur is the creative area we know it to be!

Applications are to be submitted electronically by midnight Sunday 1st March 2020.  Successful projects will be announced by Friday 20th March 2020.

Download further information about the scheme: 

Creative Commissions Guidance 2020

AWT Creative Commissions Application form 2020

There will be advice and support available through Colonnade House including a display in the Studio Gallery of the last round of Creative Commissions from 14 January – 2 February and again from 11 – 16 February.

A launch event will take place at Colonnade House on 16 January 18.00 – 20.00 pm.

Book a place at the Worthing launch here.

A launch event will take place at Ropetackle Arts Centre in Shoreham by Sea on 16 January 16.30 – 18.00 pm.

Book a place at the Shoreham launch here.