DEADLINE: Sunday 4th October

On Saturday 21st November, Macclesfield will (virtually) switch on the town’s Christmas tree which will sit proudly, as always, in Market Place – the heart of Macclesfield town centre.

This year, we want to transform our Christmas tree into an eye-catching, inspirational symbol of hope, after what has been for many of us, a difficult year.

We’d like to commission an artist, designer or artist collective, to create a light artwork which re-interprets, responds to and combines with the traditional lights of the tree in a new and exciting way, one which captures the themes of commemoration, contemplation and celebration.

This commission will be for £3,000 including artist time, expenses, materials and all tech requirements.

You can download the full brief here

Please send your submission to by Sunday 4th October. We look forward to receiving them.