To date, Wild in Art has created over 130 art trails in the UK and around the world, featuring over 5,000 sculptures.
This has given direct exposure to over 4,600 artists and has injected over £4.2 million into creative communities through artist commissions.
We encourage emerging and established artists, creatives and designers, both local and regional to the trails, in any medium – traditional to new media, fine art, graffiti, illustrations and mosaic.
Design submissions to our trails are shortlisted before they are presented to sponsors to choose their artwork.
If successfully chosen, artists will be commissioned and upon completion, each will receive a commission fee as well as the opportunity to showcase their work as part of the event. We recommend a fee of at least £1,000 but amounts will differ between trails.
To be considered for special projects and commissions, please tell us about yourself and your work. We’ll hold onto this information and use it to help match artists to briefs.
Artist open calls
Let’s get creative
Through our high-profile events, we provide a platform for amateur and professional artists to showcase their work.
With experience, creativity and commitment on our side, it’s our aim to balance artistic integrity with the needs of our partners. Sign up to our artist database to keep up to date with new events, opportunities or commissions we think might be of interest.
Take a look at our current events and their art programmes below, which you may want to submit sculpture designs for.
Why join our Art Programmes?
• To push the boundaries of creative expression
• We provide commission opportunities to artists at all career stages
• Connect art with new audiences
• Put art onto the streets and break down barriers in terms of audience accessibility
• Contribute to the reinvestment in our creative communities and economy
• We value, celebrate and support artists to grow and develop in their practice and recompense them accordingly
• Use art to create joy and inspire new generations of artists
• Produce beautiful and thought provoking artwork to sponsor, to visit and to own
What they say…
Being part of public art trails and events is a fantastic way to benefit both your practice and career as an artist, through media exposure, valuable contacts, developing your style, learning from others, building your portfolio, and gaining advocates who appreciate your art.
It’s great to be part of something where everyone wins – the sponsor gets recognition, the artist gets paid, the public get free art and the auction raises money for a good cause.
Some of the art trails have literally hundreds of thousands of footfall and knowing that your work has been seen, enjoyed and photographed by so many people is so brilliant. I love my work being out in the open and accessible for everyone and not behind doors hidden in a gallery.
Theres something really exciting about the challenge of transforming these sculptures and giving them a new lease of life. Working on Wild in Art trails is an incredible experience and has introduced me to an incredibly talented pool of artists and the wider community.
Wild in Art, through their consistent emphasis on promoting diversity within artistic excellence, has allowed for numerous creative visions to be made uniquely accessible. Only through projects as ambitious, open minded and quality-led as these, can such a diverse array of visual practises be celebrated and exhibited on such a large public platform.
Sarah Jane Richards
As an artist who spends a lot of time working to a clients briefs and various genres and styles in various forms of replica, I enjoy working on the Wild in Art trails, working with sponsors and having some fun with the Wild in Art family and sponsors through social media – from starting painting, to the trail reveal and finally the auction. It is great to be part of a public trail and to see people enjoy and take video or photos of my sculptures and share them on social media. I also feel very proud to contribute my work to the charities that the trails represent.
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