ARTISTS from across Widnes and Runcorn are being invited to send in their ideas for an exhibition or project at Tate Liverpool.

The scheme named Art North West will offer one artist or artist collective to have their work represented at the art museum in spring 2021.

Any artists who are interested must respond to the call by September 10, 2019 with proposals being longlisted by Tate Liverpool's director Helen Legg and assistant curator Tamar Hemmes.

Those making the final decision also include Leeds based artist Simeon Barclay, curator of British Art at Walker Art Gallery Charlotte Keenan and curator of Contemporary British Art at Tate Britain Linsey Young.

Working with the support of Tate Liverpool staff across a number of topics such as: curatorial; learning; development; communications; art handling; visitor experience and interpretation departments, the chosen artist or collective will have 18-months to develop and ultimately present their project.

This is a unique opportunity for the successful candidate to have their artistic practice represented at Tate Liverpool, the most visited gallery of modern and contemporary art outside of London.

Helen told the World: "Since taking on the role of director and moving to Liverpool last year I have been struck by the thriving north west art scene that is cultivating exciting art and artists.

"We hope that this opportunity offers support and continues to build on our relationship with this community, which has been fostered through artists’ breakfasts at Tate Liverpool and numerous studio visits.

"In the long-term I want this to demonstrate Tate Liverpool’s continued commitment to the region’s artists, encouraging them to continue to work here and also inspiring artists from outside the region to consider living and working in the North West."

Tate Liverpool is looking for applicants who can show a serious commitment to their practice which is evidenced by a strong body of work.

Each applicant should have at least five years exhibiting experience and must be living and working in the North West to be eligible.

Artists and artist collectives who wish to apply can download the application form from

and submit it to by 12pm, 10 September 2019.

Helen Legg will also host three Information Sessions in venues across the north west of England for those interested in applying to ask questions and find out more. They will be taking place on Friday, August 16; Thursday, August 22, and Tuesday August 27.