Artist Commissions: Window Wonderland

Oldham Council Arts Development and Town Centre Teams are seeking to commission 10 artists to create a magical Window Wonderland trail in Oldham Town centre. We particularly welcome applications from Greater Manchester artists.

Winter Window

We want people to rediscover Oldham Town Centre this winter and follow the trail of windows to support town centre businesses. As part of the reimagined Christmas programme we are engaging our communities and local artists to transform the heart of the town centre.

The Brief

Design, make and install a visual arts-based installation that brings to life a window in Oldham town centre. The installation will be:

  • A visually exciting, vibrant and high quality piece of art to draw in visitors
  • Suitable for a family audience
  • Created in your own artistic style and medium
  • Designed around festive or winter theme
  • Durable – it needs to be in place for the dates below or longer.

The Installation

  • Should work in daytime and at night and can be illuminated. Some windows will be illuminated using existing light from inside the buildings.
  • Could take inspiration from the building whether historical or current but most importantly be wonderful.

To Apply

There are 10 opportunities available. Please send an email with ‘Window Wonderland’ as subject heading to the Arts Development team via consisting of:

  • CV with contact details and a short covering letter outlining your artistic practice and experience.
  • Images of relevant artistic work.
  • 200 words on how you would approach this project and any design inspiration.

Deadline for applications is Friday 6th November at 5pm.

Window Wonderland brief