29 Jan ’21

We are looking for one North East based artist to bring five winning Easter Egg designs to life to be displayed in the window of The Hullabaloo as part of our Easter activity

This year the activity will consist of five eggs hidden in the window of The Hullabaloo in Darlington alongside our new Spring window installation running from the end of March. The egg activity will be accompanied by a downloadable activity sheet so families can let us know where the eggs are located in the window.

Through this project we are looking for opportunities to employ and engage with local artists, as well as reminding the audience that there is still magic to be found at The Hullabaloo and it won’t be long before we’re able to re-open our doors.

What we’re looking for

We are looking for one North East based artist to bring five winning Easter Egg designs to life to be displayed in shop windows in Darlington as part of our Easter trail.

We are encouraging children and families to submit their own egg designs to us by mid-February (based on a standard egg-shaped template to fill in) and the chosen artist will choose their favourite five designs to incorporate into the production of five eggs.

The eggs must:

  • Be able to be seen clearly from the window but be no bigger than 50cm tall
  • Be recognisable as a “set”
  • Include recognisable winning designs in the final objects
  • Be presented in a playful and creative way – they could be hung, incorporate a stand, tell a story or be able to stand up on their own, they could all be different sizes and materials … the presentation is open to artistic interpretation.

The eggs will remain with Theatre Hullabaloo after this project, but the artist will be credited on our website with a photo and short biography.

We will be selecting artists based on the most creative interpretation of this brief and within the limited allotted budget.

If you have any access requirements or need additional support, please let us know.

You must be based in the North East of England to apply.

Theatre Hullabaloo are committed to ensuring that our work and the artists we work with represent the communities we serve. We are actively looking to work with artists who are currently underrepresented in our work and organisation and so we particularly welcome applications from people who are disabled and from people of colour. Please reference this in your application if this applies to you.


£350 to include materials. This is based on our estimation of up to 2 days work on this commission and should include the delivery of 5 finished eggs to The Hullabaloo in Darlington.

 Schedule & details 

Application deadline: Midday 12pm on Friday 12 February 

Selection process/ follow up conversations: wc 15th February 

Decision on the successful application: by 6.00pm on Friday 19th February 

Deadline for children’s design competition:   Friday 26 February 

Deadline for finished artworks to be delivered: Monday 22 March 

 How to apply 

To apply, please send a short email (no more than 250 words) outlining how you would approach this commission, including a draft proposal for a materials budget and examples of previous work that give a sense of the style of your work. Please also include considerations on how you would choose a winning design and how you might approach presenting the eggs in a playful, quirky and unconventional way.

We will also accept video applications. A video application should also tell us how you would approach this commission, how you would use a portion of the fee for materials, how you would choose a winning design and how you would present the final artworks. You can either show us examples of your work in your video or attach images to an email.

If your video is too large to send via email, please send us an email to let us know to expect it via your chosen software e.g. WeTransfer or Dropbox.

Please send applications to sarahchurlish@theatrehullabaloo.org.uk.

Please also compete an equal opportunities monitoring form. Click here to access the form

Deadline for applications is 12pm midday on Friday 12 February 2021

Please do not send hard copies as they will not be considered.

If you have any questions about how to apply or would like to discuss making an application in an alternative format, please contact Sarah Churlish, Programme Coordinator, sarahchurlish@theatrehullabaloo.org.uk

Theatre Hullabaloo is a specialist producer of theatre for young audiences and a National Portfolio Organisation of Arts Council England. www.theatrehullabaloo.org.uk