Hanwell Arts

Hanwell Big Local seeks to commission one or more artists or an arts organisation to create a public artwork or arts trail within its defined area in the London Borough of Ealing. There is scope for an artist(s)’ ideas and innovation to accomplish the brief, but we expect it to include community involvement and workshops. The total budget is £5,000, inclusive of artist time, workshops, materials, travel etc. For more information and how to apply, please download the guidance below. Deadline for proposals is 1 June 2018.

Download Brief

Following our 2017 community survey it was agreed that Hanwell Big Local would fund the creation of a permanent art piece, led by a professional artist but including local community involvement in its design and creation.


To create a public art that will:

  • Reflect the area’s vibrancy, history and diversity

  • Improve the local area

  • Leave a legacy in our ever changing community.

Hanwell Big Local’s aim is to involve local residents in all we do, increase their quality of life and build their skills.

To that end we expect this project to include involvement of local residents in design and creation workshops which strongly contribute to the evolution, construction and installation/launch of the final artwork, to be proposed by the artist. The key requirements to the commission are

  • The work must be sited within the Hanwell Big Local area
  • Its design/construction must involve local residents of the Hanwell Big Local area

  • A long-term outcome must be achieved—whether this is a permanent piece of art or establishing an initial grassroots resident arts movement which, with Hanwell Big Local’s support, takes local arts forward

The partnership is open to ideas/options including:

  • A permanent work, contingent on site identification, and its maintenance/materials therefore taken into account

  • A series of permanent/semi-permanent pieces across the area (e.g. an ‘arts trail’)

  • A series of pop-up/mini-exhibitions across the area (e.g. involving/expanding Hanwell Open Houses, exhibition series/art festival across the area at churches/community centres or even non-traditional spaces such as shops/pubs)

We welcome the artistic vision of one or more artists or arts organisation to undertake this work