Art Bed & Breakfast: Artist Callout

LeftCoast are pleased to announce a small initial opportunity for Blackpool & Wyre based artists to have their work featured in the early stages of the ?Art Bed & Breakfast? project.

A B&B is a new concept turning an unused promenade hotel into a space where all rooms and communal areas will be commissioned by emerging and established artists. The facility will also include social space for the Fylde coast; which over time will build its own programme and exhibition opportunities. It will continually showcase local talent and invite other artists to stay and work in Blackpool as part of a developing ?great art for residents and visitors alike? approach.

We are currently developing the brand and website for Art Bed and Breakfast. ?We want to platform Blackpool based artists on the website to help profile the project at this stage. But we need your help!

What do I have to do?

If you are interested in having your work featured, then all you need to do is take the A B & B letters and ampersand and respond/create them in your own way as an artist. All mediums are encouraged including installation, sculpture, light, dance, painting and drawing, mixed media and so on. Think big, think bold and USE CAPITALS!!!

Please note, although works can be in any medium, the final display of work must be in the form of a high res photographic image, which would act as your submission.

An honorarium of ?300 will be granted to a selected winner, whose work will feature as the opening page for the website. All other submitted artworks will be acknowledged and credited on the website as part of this prestigious developing project. The winner will be selected by LeftCoast directors, Project Manager and a Jobs, Friends & Houses representative.

The opportunity is not limited to just visual artists, but the works will be documented by photography, so do consider how a photo image best captures the work you are creating. Photographs submitted must be a minimum 300dpi and landscape in orientation.

The deadline for submissions is 21st?August

Artists must submit their high res photographic image, along with their name and a description of the medium/s used to: with subject title ?A B&B Callout Submission?

Submissions must be made by self-employed artists who have a Unique Tax Reference number (UTR).

For more information please contact A B&B Project Manager, Garth Gratrix on 01253 477971 or email