Last chance to apply for our Visualising Policy Open Call!

Global majority artists, it’s your last chance to submit your interest and apply for our Visualising Policy Open Call.

We’re looking for a global majority artist to visually interpret our Anti-Racism Action Plan and design images and animations that relate to the 15 commitments in our Anti-Racism Plan. Whether you’re an illustrator, collage artist or graphic designer, this is your opportunity to develop your professional portfolio and design a body of work which will be shared both digitally and as print.

The commissioned artist will receive a fee of £2,000 (which includes all costs and expenses) and will be supported by the ‘a space’ arts team, with the option to work collaboratively.

You can download and read the full brief here


How to apply

To submit an EOI for this commission please contact Mia Delve at or on 02380 338778 by Monday 17th January at 9am with the following:

  • Your name and contact details (email address and phone number)
  • Up to 8 jpg images of recent work or a link to your website, or social
  • 100 words outlining why you are interested in this commission


Selection process

A small team of ‘a space’ staff and trustees will review EOIs and shortlist four artists.

  • Those four artists will receive £125 to develop one draft artwork which relates to one of the 15 commitments.
  • The draft artwork will be discussed and reviewed by the shortlisting team, who will then appoint one artist to complete the commission.



As an organisation we actively look to reduce barriers for artists applying for our opportunities and commissions, and we are committed to being fair, accessible, transparent and inclusive.

We offer a range of access support for artists, including alternative formats for information we release and submissions we receive as well as an artist access fund; please contact us so that we can discuss your individual needs and provide appropriate support for your application or project. Please either email us on or call 023 80 338 778



To further our mission we are taking proactive steps to becoming an anti-racist organisation. We have pledged to deliver a number of commitments through our Anti-Racism Action Plan over the next two years along with a series of activities to bring immediate benefits to global majority artists. We feel this combination of working towards long-term change and immediate action can make a real difference to Southampton’s global majority visual artists and we plan to continue working on this dual approach.

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*A note on terminology

  • We acknowledge language is fluid and evolving and aim to ensure our use of language remains inclusive and inoffensive.
  • As an organisation we have joined the movement to reject the acronym BAME as this state- manufactured term flattens and depoliticises global solidarity between people with a lived experiences of racism.
  • We acknowledge the term ‘people of global majority’ as it is factually true with over 80% of the world’s population making up the global majority of non-white peoples.