April 2023 Artist In Residence Open Brief – Perspectives On The Future

March 29, 2023
We’re back with our Artist In Residence fund, brought to you in partnership with Clear Channel and Shutterstock. The Art Fund aims to support underrepresented artists from the African, Caribbean and Asian diasporas with grants and free outdoor media space, to amplify art that champions new perspectives on the world. This April we’re back with a new brief, more free media space and £500 grants for visual and verbal artists. To enter all you have to do is submit your artistic interpretation of the following brief:

THE BRIEF – Perspectives on the future

In moments when society is taking stock of the past, thoughts of the future can drive us to greatness. This brief is all about looking ahead to what the future holds for ourselves, for our communities and for the world. Our fears, our hopes and our dreams. We want to see your visual and verbal artistic interpretations of ‘perspectives on the future’.

As part of our 2023 programme, we will be opening up selection of the final winners to the wider public, who will have the opportunity to vote for their favourite artworks on our website, before final votes are counted and winners notified.


Email [email protected] by Sunday 30th April 2023 with the following:

  1. Your submission:
    1. Visual artists: Hi-Res portrait entries to fit digital billboards
    2. Verbal/Word artists: 1 page of text (50 words max) to fit into our template
  2. Your work’s title
  3. A short description of your art (100 words max)
  4. Your name and bio (100 words max)


Final artists will need to sign a release form to give permission for your work to be showcased in POCC, Shutterstock and Clear Channel social, online and media communications worldwide as well as in outdoor media as part of

  • a) the public voting phase, promoted to the wider public
  • b) if a successful recipient, the 2023 Art Fund programme

You need to identify as a person of African, Caribbean, Asian descent or as a global majority creative to be considered for this fund.

If submitting imagery with models, please ensure permissions are granted for any models featured.

Final artwork will be live for up to a period of two weeks from launch. Our team will endeavour to supply a site list before your art goes live across billboards so you can see your work live.

Grants are awarded in £ Sterling GBP. Please note that if you are an artist residing outside of the UK and with an international bank account, your grant will be subject to local exchange rates and may incur additional local bank charges on receipt beyond POCC’s control.

For more on the art fund and our previous winners, see here.