Information on the King Street Public Art commission and how to apply.

The commission and fee

Expressions of interest: King Street Public Art Public Realm Commission

Artist Fee: up to a maximum of £10,000


We're seeking to commission an experienced artist, creative collaboration or artist collective.

Applicants for this commission must demonstrate an innovative, creative approach to deliver site/context specific public art.

The commission needs to both respect the significance and heritage of King Street and look to its future.

Expressions of Interest are invited by Bristol City Council (BCC) working with the Bristol City Centre Business Improvement District (City Centre BID).

What you will develop

The commissioned artist, collaboration or collective will develop:

  • a permanent artwork and/or cohesive design for the street that is linked with desired and planned street scene and greening interventions


  • a work that sits alongside these improvements providing additional interest and point of attraction to King Street

How to apply

Download and read the  pdf King Street Public Art EOI Final (225 KB)  which contains full details of the project requirements.

Download the pdf supporting document (748 KB) .

Check the pdf frequently asked questions (172 KB) .

Submit your completed Expression of Interest to

Submission deadline: 10am on Monday 21 August 2023.

Further information

An informal information and Q&A session is available to help inform your expression of interest:

  • on-site at 12pm Monday 14 August 2023 in King Street
  • online at 11am on Wednesday 16 August 2023

To book a place please email your preferred date with details of any access requirements to: