Bauhaus: Art as Life Design



Set by:

What you win



Brief closed
hours to go


Calling all designers, artists and photographers!

Would you like to have your work sold in the Barbican shop, as part of their forthcoming Bauhaus exhibition? Of course you would.

Bauhaus: Art as Life, opening at the Barbican in May 2012, will feature painting, sculpture, design, architecture, film, photography, textiles, ceramics, theatre and installation from the modern world’s most famous art school.

To celebrate the exhibition, we want you to design a series of Bauhaus-inspired images to be sold as products in the Barbican shop. Six designs will be selected by an esteemed panel of judges to be made into paper-based products such as greetings cards, posters or prints. You’ll even receive 10% of the initial print run for your own use.

You will also receive an invite to the exclusive private view to mark the opening of the exhibition.

Want to know more about Bauhaus? Read our interview with the exhibition's curator Catherine Ince.

All you need to do is submit at least six images, all of which must be new work inspired by the forthcoming exhibition. Upload your six images to your portfolio as a set named Bauhaus: Art as Life. These can be created using any media (eg collage, digital, photography, painting) but submissions must be provided as digital files. Once selected, the winning designs will need to be provided as high-resolution JPEG files for production.

Winners will be able to negotiate terms before any subsequent print runs.


Bauhaus: Art as Life is at Barbican Art Gallery from 3 May to 12 August 2012. The exhibition is produced in cooperation with Bauhaus-Archiv Berlin/Museum für Gestaltung, Stiftung Bauhaus Dessau and Klassik Stiftung Weimar. Find out more.


The brief closes on 16 February at 5pm and is open to IdeasTap members aged 16-30 based in the UK. Late entries will not be accepted under any circumstances, including technical issues – so make sure you don’t leave your application to the last minute. 

If you have technical issues, email

Picture credits: © T. Lux Feininger, Sport at the Bauhaus (The jump over the Bauhaus), c.1927, Bauhaus-Archiv Berlin / © T.Lux Feininger

How to apply

This brief is now closed for comments. If you have any questions, please email


Related briefs