Sky Arts 50 - artist applications open


Art 50 has launched its second call for applications. This project will fund artists and organisations to create work on the subject of being British.
Already we have commissioned a first round of exciting works, the names of which have now been released.

For this round, once again we would love to hear about your bold projects.




What will Britain look like, feel like, be like to live in, when we are no longer members of the European Union?

The outcome of the Brexit referendum has stimulated a widespread debate about our national identity, with many people looking to express how they feel about our nation as we approach a future outside the EU.

What will it mean to be British?

Who will we be as a nation - as a people?

Having commissioned a number of films and plays in Round 1, we would really like to see more music and visual art ideas i.e. painting, sculpture, installations etc. But if your thoughts don’t tally with this, don’t worry – we still want to hear brilliant ideas about what it means to be British in other genres too. 

Again, we also want to hear from around the country, but are particularly keen on receiving a greater number of ideas from:

1) Areas commonly underrepresented in mainstream metropolitan arts 
2) Scotland, Wales & Northern Ireland currently underrepresented in Art 50
3) Schools across the UK and British territories for a particular project within Art 50 - ‘School Britannia’.

To apply and for further details, see

The Art 50 team


Closing date: 
Friday 12th January 2018
Opportunity type: