Micro-Commissions for Artists

Deadline for proposals: 26th July 2020 at 11:59pm

We, at Healthy Arts, hope you have remained safe, well and creative during this challenging period of the pandemic. We are also delighted to bring you some good news, especially at a time that is proving very difficult for many freelance artists. Thanks to a successful bid for emergency funding from Arts Council England and The National Lottery, Healthy Arts has been awarded a grant to continue its important work with the creative communities of Wigan and Leigh. Due to social distancing, all of our regular workshop activities had to be paused – a familiar situation that has meant a reduction in creative provision for our participants in the borough. The funding will allow us to improve our digital offer. In improving our website, we aim to create a selection of online taster workshops from diverse practitioners. This will raise awareness of our work and will allow the general public to be signposted to future opportunities – hopefully increasing participation but also allowing us to target people who may be isolated or unable to attend our venues and sessions. This will be a fantastic opportunity to promote the organisation, our artists and associates. Consequently, we are appealing to professionals of any discipline to consider the attached Artist Brief. Whether you are familiar with our work or are interested in becoming a new member of our not-for-profit arts consortium, we would love to hear from you! Please read the document below before requesting further information. We will be happy to assist with any enquiries if people need anything clarifying. Email:

HA 2020 Vision_Artist Brief Micro-Commissions

Healthy Arts are delighted to announce that ‘My Life in Their Hands’ which was ghost written by our writer, Julie McKiernan for Stephen Gallagher, is now available as a paperback and for Kindle on Amazon UK