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

Submissions open


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.

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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.

Anne Guest


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.

Jenny Leonard


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.

Kelly Ma


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.

Glen Brooks


Get Social with Us


We think our new Shaun the Sheep designs are fab-ewe-lous! Have you spotted these Shauns at @clumberparknt? 👀🐑⭐

🎄 Seasons Tweetings by @eden_designs_murals
🎄 Snowfall Symphony by @mrasingh
🎄 Shaun the Tree-t by @meganevansartist
🎄 Shaun the Shape by @kelly_ma_

📷 @mrasingh

@ntmidlands | @nationaltrust | @shaunthesheep | @aardmananimations
#wildinart #shaunatclumberpark #shaunthesheep #clumberpark #nottinghamshire #arttrail

In the lead-up to our Six Places in a Different Light project with @wearewillow, a series of workshops were held with participants from local charities.

A specially written album of music and spoken word by We Are Willow was listened to during the workshop sessions, providing a starting point for discussion and reflection as well as inspiration for the participants to design their own mini head-shaped sculpture.

Each artist then used the designs from the workshops as inspiration for the six two-metre tall head sculptures you can find across Greater Manchester.

Find a selection of photos from the workshops and a trail map for the large sculptures 🔗 link in bio

@kelly_ma_, @tomjnewell, @ekunrichard
@manchester_mind, @startinsalfordart, @jamiehorrockstrust, @stockportmind, @bluescisupport
@salford_council, @salforduni, @aceagrams, @landsec_uandi, NHS Greater Manchester Integrated Care

📷 Simon Pantling
#wildinart #wearewillow #sixplacesinadifferentlight #adifferentlight #manchester #arttrail

Bid online for your favourite Scottie and take home a lasting memory of the fantastic @scottiesbythesea trail 🐾

Join online for the charity auction this Thursday 30 November from 7:30pm for an exciting evening where the uniquely decorated Scottie Dog sculptures will find their forever homes.

The auction proceeds will go to @maggiesdundee, a charity providing free cancer support by expert staff to those in the local community living with cancer and their families.

View the catalogue and register to bid online: (link in bio)


Visit 'Events' in the link in our bio for more information 🔗


Elmer's Ōtautahi Elephant Trail officially launched in Christchurch NZ over the weekend! 🐘

We are so excited to be back in New Zealand for the first international @elmerthepatchworkelephant art trail 🌈

You can download the app and find more information on the website 🔗

📷 Photos from the app gallery

@elmerchristchurch | @laurafergussonbraininjurytrust | @andersenpress
#wildinart #elmerchristchurch #elmer #elmerthepatchworkelephant

Wondering which of our The Snowman™ sculptures are where this year? 💭 Now all three events are live, visit to take a look at the sculpture groupings ⛄

📷 @hillsboroughcastle

@penguinventures @ntknole @fleetstreetquarter @officialthesnowman
#wildinart #walkingwiththesnowman #thesnowmanwalk #thesnowman #christmas #knole #hillsboroughcastle #london

Our collection of Christmas decorations and figurines, which lovingly replicate the unique art from our public art trails, are the perfect gift for anyone who is a little wild at heart 💜

Shop online now through the 'Shop' link in our bio 🎁

🐧 Doncaster's Penguin Parade is here! 🐧

❄️ The brrr-illiant art trail is the perfect free activity to spend quality time with your friends and family whilst exploring the city centre.

📆 The spectacular trail begins today to mark the start of Doncaster’s Frost Festival and will be on display until 29 January.

For more information and to download a trail map, visit the link in our bio 🔗

This event is brought to you in partnership with City of Doncaster Council.

📷 Image from Brum's Penguin Parade 2022

#wildinart #doncaster #penguinparade #arttrail #doncasterpenguinparade #christmas

The Brighton flock will be auctioned next Monday 27 November to raise vital funds for @martletshospice, so they can keep caring for people facing the toughest of times 💛

If you would like to give a home to one of the flock, bidding is open online 👉 link in bio.

🎥 You can also watch the auction live on the Shaun by the Sea Facebook page on the night!

#wildinart #shaunbythesea #brightonflock #shaunthesheep #brighton

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