Creative Recovery Commissions’

The cultural recovery commissions are designed as outcome of the Test Valley Creative October event series and are focused around cultural recovery for artists following the pandemic. The 6 cultural recovery commissions are a collection of creative opportunities for artists to put refreshed skills, confidence and partnerships into practise. They are designed in partnership with the cultural sector of the Test Valley to invest in our own creative workforce for the benefit of our communities. The overall aim that connect the commissions is that they enable artistic collaboration, through producing work with peers or through a mentoring relationship. They all focus on creating a sense of place for Test Valley and explore how that can support wellbeing for the benefit of our communities.

The six new commissions are listed below, please click on the documents on the right for details of how to apply.

Project Title


Deadline for applications

Library Connections

A collaborative wellbeing project for isolated people from socially deprived areas at Andover and Romsey libraries in partnership with Hampshire County Council


Monday 10 January 2022

A Street Arts

A street arts commission aimed at emerging performance artists in Hampshire, themed on how much fun you can have taking part in activities for wellbeing. Partnering with The Hampshire Arts Network


Wednesday 26 January 2022

Wellbeing at Mottisfont

Artists will collaborate to explore the environmental influence on wellbeing, focusing on inclusion and developing participatory audiences for Mottisfont.

Monday 10 January 2022

Under Earth Mentee

A mentee opportunity as part of the CAS Artist in Resident project, Under Earth - a digital environmentally focused project, exploring what happens beneath the ground as we approach springtime

Coming Soon

Picket Twenty Extension Public Art Mentee

The wider project will commission a heritage interpretation scheme that will include a creative engagement project, bespoke artworks and interpretation, and a learning and education pack. This opportunity will be to act as mentee to the lead artist.

Coming Soon

Broadleaf Park

Public Art Mentee

The public art scheme will commission new artwork for the Parkers Farm redevelopment know as Broadleaf Park and is focused on the enhancement of children’s play equipment. This opportunity will be to act as mentee to the lead artist

Coming Soon

For more information please contact the Arts Officer