Aberdeen Art Gallery is a winner of Art Fund Museum of the Year 2020 and we’re sharing our award with Aberdeen’s creative community. We invite creative practitioners with AB postcodes (artists, makers, musicians, dancers, designers, writers and performers) to submit proposals for micro-commissions to make new work that responds to the collection through explorations of identity, intersectionality and representation.   

We use the term micro-commissions to set the scene for all involved – the finished works might be small scale, and the time spent developing and producing does not have to be long and drawn out - this is a chance for you to respond quickly to this opportunity. 

Round 1 has now closed. For information, and in advance of Round 2, the information and application documents are below:


Round 2 will open on Monday 5 April with a deadline of Sunday 9 May 2021


Micro-Commissions Round 1 - Q+A

Head of Collections Helen Fothergill, Lead Curator Madeline Ward and Learning Manager Rachel Thibbotumuwe, with Mae and Hanna of the Hysteria Aberdeen collective. The panel talks about the micro-commission opportunity and answers any questions about the application process.