Hills Heritage Responce :
Commission Opportunity   


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Fantastic Exhibition Opportunity available In Sunderland Based Artists. Exhibit at our newest venue. Its so new the paints still being applied ! 


Artists fee of £700 available.  


SUBMISSION DEADLINE _ 15th November 2021_5PM  

Fantastic Exhibition Opportunity Available at : 17/18 Waterloo Place - Hills Arts Centre 


To kick off the first of our exhibitions programme we are looking for exciting work produced by artists from Sunderland who have been inspired by their memories of the former Hills book shop and arts supplier. Our first open call is for work which can sit alongside our heritage exhibition and will be digitally mapped by Art Matters Now and will be the first exhibition in our flagship space. This is one of four opportunities developed as part of our first Hills Programme. 


Hills Arts Centre is Sunderland’s newest independent grass roots cultural hub. Hills will be our flagship venue with a bespoke high street, not for profit gallery space ran by Norfolk Street Arts which will sit alongside Grinder Coffee’s newsiest city centre venture equalling a social and cultural hub and the home of great art and great coffee. 


We are looking for an artist to co-curate their work inspired by the heritage of the former Hills bookshop. We aren’t necessarily looking for new work for this exhibition, but we do want work which is reflective of the building and its memories / the artists memories of Hills, which will be displayed in a contemporary new space.


Norfolk Street Arts is delighted to offer this opportunity to an emerging practitioner giving them the the chance to develop their practice in generous exhibition space. The creative practitioner applying will need to set out a case for why the exhibition opportunity will develop their practice.



#ACEsupported  #Let’s Create 

This is a great opportunity to exhibit as an emerging creative and  meet other professional artists and contractors within our  growing community as well as benefiting from the networking and support provided  by the Norfolk Street Arts CIC.

If shortlisted you may be asked to attend a meeting to discuss your application with a panel from the partnership organisations.

We regret we cannot provide feedback to unsuccessful applicants

If you are interested, please fill in the form attached at the side of this page and return it to norfolkstreetarts@gmail.com

If you would like any more information, please contact Vincent on the same email as above.

With thanks to our funders of this project  Arts Council England and the National lottery