Stirchley Baths Craft Commission


Stirchley Baths is looking to commission a Birmingham-based, emerging or early career craft practitioner to develop and produce a ceremonial key inspired by the heritage of the building. When the building was opened in 1911 a beautiful ceremonial key was presented. The 2015 key will be used at the opening event of the building, and both the 1911 and 2015 key will be on display within the building on long term exhibition.

The successful craft practitioner will include a digital element to the commission also, meaning the 2015 key have a wider use than just a physical key, it will have a digital presence too.

Applicants should send up to 300 words about their practice, photographs depicting examples of previous work and an ideas on how you might approach the project to

Fee: £500, plus up to £500 material costs (expenses paid on receipt on delivery of work).

Deadline for applications: Monday 14 September 2015.
The commission must be completed by Friday 16 October 2015.

There are a few other events taking place at Stirchley Baths over the next few weeks:

  • Activities as part of the annual Stirchley Summer Bash in Stirchley Park
  • The Pool Party

More info on the Stirchley Baths website and newsletter.