Open Call: Celebrating UEFA Women’s EURO 2022

UEFA Women’s EURO 2022 are looking for artists and creative practitioners to work on the cultural programme for the upcoming Women’s Euro tournament. This will be the first cultural programme initiated and led by The FA and will include arts and heritage projects in each of the nine Host Cities.

In July 2022, England will stage the UEFA Women’s EURO. It will use the inspiration and reach of football to deliver long-lasting social and cultural changes, particularly for women and girls. Starting 6 July, the tournament will last 26 days, during which time there will be 31 matches, played by 16 national teams, in nine Host Cities, watched live by 750,000 people. We are delighted to be hosting matches here in Southampton at St Mary’s Stadium.

This is a stage one call-out for Expressions of Interest. The full artist brief is still being developed and is subject to the completion of an on-going consultation with young people and football fans. When the brief is complete, it will be sent to up to 10 artists who will be invited to submit a stage two application. This stage of application will be supported by a £700 fee and will need to be completed between 30 June – 12 July, with interviews on 16 July. The actual final creation and presentation of the work is subject to successful fundraising, confirmation of which may come as late as early 2022.

To apply, please email before 10am on Thursday 24 June, with Commission EOI in the subject line, with the following incorporated as one document:

  • Up to two sides of A4 explaining your interest in the opportunity and how you meet the criteria. You may express an interest for a particular commission, or suggest if you would like to combine as one project.
  • Two brief case studies, max three A4 sides total, highlighting similar projects that you have worked on in the past. This must include detail of the budget you worked within. You are encouraged to include images (up to 3mb)
  • Optional: A CV, max two sides of A4

If you have questions or would like to know more, Caterina will be hosting a Zoom discussion at 2.30pm on 22 June. If you would like to register for this discussion, please email Caterina, with EOI Zoom in the subject line, before 10am on 22 June and include your questions

Find out more and download the call-out here