We are looking for new work that is specific to the special context and location of A B&B in Blackpool – The UK home of popular culture. A B&B Associate Artist Scheme. The scheme provides important support for artists living or working in the locale of Blackpool, Fylde & Wyre to develop ideas through in depth research. The scheme offers small bursaries to enable artists to connect their ideas with new peers further afield and learn how to turn them into a reality at A B&B. Selected artists will be able to engage with others creating work to develop the hotel, engage with the project throughout its building and construction phases and add to A B&B’s ongoing programme and events longer term. The Associate Artist Scheme is a rolling application process. For further information and criteria, please download the A-BB-Associate-Artist-Scheme-guidelines-
A B&B Plinth We are seeking to create an external plinth that serves two purposes:
  • Adds vital ‘curb appeal’ to A B&B’s façade which is passed by millions of people each year
  • Provides a significant platform for the display and celebration of contemporary art and spectacle
This prominent platform for work will act as a catalyst for cultural conversation on this much loved stretch of coastline. If you are an experienced artist, curator, producer or commissioner of contemporary work that is of scale, suitable for temporary outdoor display, then we would like to hear from you as part of developing this ongoing  programme. Please contact garth@abandb.co.uk

Opportunity – Art B&B Bedroom Artwork Open Call

An opportunity for Blackpool, Wyre & Fylde based artists, who work across 2D mediums: photography, printmaking, mixed media and painting, for the presentation of artwork within two bedrooms (1 family room and 1 bunk room). This opportunity is just for artists living or working in Blackpool, Wyre & Fylde. Commission Budget: £1000 per bedroom. Inclusive of all fees, materials and installation costs. For more details and how to apply please download the ABB Open call commissioning brief Feb 19. Submission deadline 13 Mar 2019, 10am.