The £1 Arts Commission

What can you do with a £1?

Here at The Eccentric City - The world's first dedicated eccentric newspaper - we are proudly offering a monthly rolling programme called the £1 Arts Commission (this is not a joke - we are serious about this!). Yes, we want to encourage the delights of eccentric behaviour, believing that huge amounts of money doesn’t always encourage the powerful force of eccentricity to manifest its full effect! The Eccentric City will give one £1 commission per month to the person or group with an idea it wishes to help make happen!

What we need:

-Free to enter of course!
-We are prepared to receive any form of proposal that best expresses what you want to do with £1 for the making of an eccentric creation!
-Please send proposals to
-Or post it to:

The Eccentric City.
c/o The Edge,
79-81 Cheapside,
B12 OQH.

The selection process:

The Eccentric City co-creators will choose from the entries and make the final selection. This being Harry Palmer and Professor Si Walker will make the decisions. Their decision is final. If you miss the deadline, we will roll over your proposal to the following next deadline.

What we offer:

The Eccentric City will announce its £1 commission each month. In return we will encourage you by offering you the opportunity to have your commission published in the third issue of The Eccentric City, scheduled release date December 2008 (we currently publish between 4000-5000 copies of the paper worldwide, per year).

2008 submission dates in which to submit your idea:

Sat 15 Mar
Tue 1 Apr (we thought it'd be nice to coincide with April Fools).
Mon 5 May
Thu 5 Jun
Sat 5 Jul
Tue 5 Aug
Fri 5 Sep
Mon 6 Oct

See the Eccentric City website for further information.
The Eccentric City

What: The £1 Arts Commission
Further Details:
-Visit the Eccentric City website
Deadline: Ongoing - monthly deadlines