‘Caithness, Under the Christmas Tree’ Call Out

Closing date 2 November 2020

Lyth Arts Centre is looking to commission 10-12 artists in Caithness and North Sutherland to each design a 2-page activity for a Christmas-themed, physical and digital, activity book: ‘Caithness, Under the Christmas Tree.’

Caithness, Under the Christmas Tree will follow a similar style and format to LAC’s successful lockdown project: Caithness, Through My Window, but with a little bit of Christmas sparkle. We distributed over 800 physical copies of Caithness, Through My Window free of charge, and hope to reach at least the same again.


  • We are looking for original and unique ideas so we can put together a variety of activities
  • The activity page must be 2 x A4 pages in length
  • The finished page must be submitted in .jpg or .pdf format, so a reasonable level of digital design skill will be required. We can provide templates, and will have a designer pulling the whole booklet together
  • Keep your proposals as inclusive as possible, so avoiding the need for any additional specialist equipment.
The fee for each agreed submission is £294.00. We have calculated this at 8 hours x £36.75 (Scottish Artists union hourly rate), which should give you an indication of the level of work required. We will likely commission 10 – 12 artists to complete their designs.


Open call opens: Friday 16 October

Deadline for completing and submitting this form: Monday 2 November (midday)

We will let you know if you have been successful by Tuesday 3 November.

Print deadline for selected artists: Friday 13 November (5pm)


To apply, please complete the Google Form here by midday on Monday 2 November. You will need to login with a Google account. If you are unable to do this, for any reason, please email [email protected] and we will send the questions via email.

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