Young Stove Commission – Flag Designs

A Young Stove Commission*

19.Boats at Finish



This is an opportunity for a young artist or team of young artists to undertake a commission to design an exciting ‘flag’ artwork inspired by sails, that will be produced as a series and displayed along the riverbanks as part of Nithraid 2015.

Nithraid is an annual public event developed by The Stove Network – now in its third year. For background information on the Nithraid – see here.

The Commission

The commissioned artist will create concepts for a flag to be used as part of Nithraid and develop these designs to be produced in numbers on budget and on time.

You will be working with the guidance of Tabitha Mudaliar – Tabi is the Event Manager for Nithraid, she is experienced in events and marketing and will help guide your design to be achievable and meet the needs of the event.

You will also have assistance from one of the Stove artists who will help you shape your initial ideas and advise on materials, processes etc.

You will need to be ready to start immediately and the work will need to be ready for the Nithraid event on 2st August 2015

The fee you will be paid for the commission is £300 (this does include fabricating the flags – which will be paid for separately) 


  1. A letter telling us something about why you would like to do this work and how you think it would help you further your own art practice
  2. 3 images of your past work
  3. 3 images (from anywhere and anyone) that you find inspiring in thinking about this project

Submissions either on paper or electronically (email to reach The Stove by 5pm 12th June.

*People eligible to apply for this commission are those who have previously attended Young Stove meetings and/or participated in Young Stove events.