A photo of Jo Verrent speaking on stage
Jo Verrent speaking in Kyiv, Ukraine for British Council. Photo: Alexander Pilyugin

Session 1: How to be commissioned with Jo Verrent

  • Fri 11 Mar
  • 1.30–2.30pm
  • Hosted online and screened live at Tiled Gallery, The Art House
  • Free, booking required
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Jo Verrent talks about how artists are commissioned.

Being commissioned to make an artwork can give time, money, recognition and validation. However, getting any commission is the start of the process and not the end.

We take a look at some of the practical considerations and complications that may arise during this process, including:

  • managing stakeholders
  • artists’ rights
  • managing your finances and possible effects on benefits
  • reading and understanding contracts
  • what you can do if your ideas or plans change

The session is designed to help you focus on creating your new work and ensuring your own wellbeing.


This event is part of PANIC! Together, a double-weekend artist development programme with The Art House, Wakefield.

This session will be recorded.

This is an online event that will also be screened live at The Art House.

Jo Verrent is director of Unlimited, a UK based organisation who commission extraordinary work from disabled artists. They are the world’s largest commissions programme for disabled artists, working to get work seen, discussed and embedded within the cultural fabric of the globe.

Online access

  • This event will be hosted on Zoom Webinar. Select ‘online ticket’ on the booking page and you’ll be sent a link to join the live stream on the day of the event.
  • This event will be closed captioned using Zoom’s automated captioning service. To enable these, please select the green closed captions button at the bottom of your Zoom screen.

In person access

  • There is level access throughout the building.
  • The Art House has two disabled parking bays, available by pre-booking.
  • Induction loops are available on the reception desk and shop counter.
  • For more information about access at The Art House, click here.

Getting there

Address: The Art House, Drury Lane, Wakefield, West Yorkshire, WF1 2TE

The Art House is located just 60 seconds walk from Wakefield Westgate railway station.

For more information about visiting The Art House, click here.

Please email Bella Probyn at bella.probyn@yorkshire-contemporary.local if you have any specific questions about access.