Publicly launched in 2005, Art in General’s New Commissions Program centers on developing and exhibiting new and challenging projects by artists who are interested in creating new work. It commissions visual artists to create new projects in any medium or form—from painting to sculpture to performance to video to other, perhaps undefined, types of art or interdisciplinary work.
Since the program’s launch, Art in General has invited and commissioned new works from four-to-six artists every year.
The organization works closely with artists to provide curatorial and logistical support to help them to develop their work from idea to final form. The high level engagement means that the process can involve an extended phase of research and development for the artists and Art in General. Through the New Commissions program, we hope to challenge artists to work beyond the scope of their customary practice and to take risks, away from the marketplace, in a supportive environment.