June 22, 2018

Open Call | Leeds Corn Exchange – Entrance Lobby Lighting Commission

Deadline for submissions: Friday 29 June

Rushbond Plc are in the process of commissioning creative responses to one of the most important historic buildings in their portfolio, the Grade I listed Corn Exchange, located in the historic Kirkgate area of central Leeds. We are inviting site-specific responses to a key space within the building, specifically the Entrance Lobby, through this commission to create a new light installation.


A commission budget of Β£2500 is available, which must include all materials, fixtures, and installation of the light fitting. Rushbond Plc will negotiate with the successful artist/designer regarding any specialist assistance required to install the new lighting, and will provide access in the form of a scaffolding tower to access the Lobby’s ceiling. Please make any such requirements clear in your submission. Payment will be made in installments, to be agreed with the successful applicant/s.

An additional artist/designer fee of Β£1500 is available. Payment will be made in installments, dependent upon mutually agreed milestones for realization of the commission.

Applicants may opt to alter the split of the overall project budget of Β£4000 if they wish, although this is the maximum available and must include all expenses (such as travel and subsistence), and VAT if applicable.

The ambition is to launch the new commission on Light Night 2018, taking place this year across Thursday 4 and Friday 5 October. The new lighting will remain in place for at least one year and it is therefore essential that all proposals consider the works’ longevity and are suitably robust and low maintenance.

Open Call | Leeds Corn Exchange – Entrance Lobby Lighting Commission