Open Call for b-side festival 2020

‘In its every breath it has everything to do with the place and people.’ 

Festival Visitor 2018  


One amazing island ….. 

b-side is offering a number of commission opportunities to create new, temporary, site-responsive work in any media for the next festival, September 2020 on the theme of common lands. Proposals can be for any amount up to £4000 - we expect to commission work across a range of contexts, concepts and costs. An additional allowance of up to £750 per commission is available towards travel and accommodation.  

Deadline for applications is midnight Sunday 23 June 2019. 

Download the full brief and all information below.

How to Apply: 

Applications must be made online via Curatorspace applications portal APPLY HERE 

Please complete the Curatorspace online application form giving the following info: 

  • A brief summary of your idea (250 words max) 
  • A detailed description of your proposed idea (500 words max) 
  • A summary description of your practice (300 words) 
  • Proposed location if known or type of site/venue preferred  
  • Amount applied for and outline budget 
  • The resources and technical support you will need access to 
  • Images (10 max) or weblinks illustrating your proposal and /or previous work 

Your proposal and description of practice may be submitted EITHER in writing using the online form OR as a video recording uploaded to YouTube or Vimeo (max length 5 mins) 

If you cannot make an application online then please contact for alternative options. 


Closing Date: 
Sunday 23rd June 2019 (All day)