** DEADLINE EXTENSION ** Paid Art Commission Call for Proposals

ART COMMISSION Call for Proposals 


midnight FRIDAY 19th January 

Fee: £3000, inclusive of materials

The PoetTrio Experiment, an investigation into collaborative poetry translation, wants to commission an innovative artwork in response to poetry from the PoetTrio project in its original and translated languages.

The form of the work will be decided by the artist, but digital and filmic submissions are especially welcome.

Submit a written proposal (about 300 words) describing your planned artwork – including how it would use poetry from the PoetTrio project in its original and translated languages, and how it would engage audiences with the PoetTrio concept.

Collaborations are admissible. However, the fee remains fixed.

Consult this website and our YouTube channel to find stimulus material:


Send queries and submissions to bill.herbert@ncl.ac.uk and rebecca.johnson3@newcastle.ac.uk.

Selection will be made by a panel of researchers and practitioners from the Universities of Newcastle and Roehampton, led by director of the NCLA Professor Sinéad Morrissey

All entrants will be informed of the decision on 1st February 2018.

The winning commission must be delivered in a suitable form by 1st May 2018.


If you are submitting a proposal for our art commission, below is the list of British and Dutch poets who were members of our poetry translation ‘trios’, or PoetTrios.

For examples of them reading work produced during workshops, visit our YouTube site HERE.

British Poets

Sean O’Brien

W. N. Herbert

Fiona Sampson

Dutch Poets

Hélène Gelèns

Elma van Haren

Menno Wigman

Language Advisors

Karlien van den Beukel

Willem Groenewegen

Rosemary Mitchell-Schuitevoerder

Author: The Poettrio Experiment

An AHRC funded investigation into poetry translation trios led by Francis Jones, Bill Herbert and Fiona Sampson with Rebecca May Johnson & Sergio Lobejón Santos

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