Lydia McCaig - North West

Queens Platinum Jubilee Commission




The Lord-Lieutentant of Lancashire, Lord Shuttleworth and a collective of local business leaders and cultural professionals have come together to commission a new artwork which celebrates the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee. We wish to commemorate both her majesty’s relationship with Lancashire and her service to the nation in a new artwork that connects with and expresses the respect of the industrious, creative and diverse communities that live and work here.
We are looking for an artist or collective with roots in Lancashire*, to propose an imaginative new artwork that both connects with the themes outlined, reflects our community and is a fitting tribute to mark this important occasion.
The work can be produced in any medium but should respond to the theme of ‘70 years of service’. Final works could be physical objects, site responsive, installations, or performative for example. We are especially interested in works that create a legacy for the occasion that reaches future generations
Deadline for Stage 1 applications is 23 August 2021
This is a two stage application process – the first of which is an expression of interest. If selected to make a detailed proposal for the second stage a fee will be paid in recognition of the work involved. The commission will only proceed if all aspects of the process are satisfactorily met by the artist and the commissioning body.
The overall budget for this project is £75,000 - which must cover fees, expenses, all materials and any other related costs including acquisition costs. (At this point we only ask that you provide us with a daily rate, if successful in progressing to the project proposal stage, we will ask you to develop a more detailed budget and delivery plan.)

Please follow the link for all of the information and to apply.


Lydia McCaig
North West