The Programme board has dedicated funding to provide a series of small creative commissions to professional artists, mainly those local to Herefordshire. The intention is to bring a range of art forms to help adorn the unfolding apples stories. Artists across all media were invited to apply to help illustrate some of the Apple Stories.

A creative commissioning panel reviews all applications. It is particularly keen to engage artists whose work has suffered due to the pandemic and to showcase the amazing range of talents waiting to flourish again after the pandemic ends.

This collection of new artwork will span spoken word, poetry, film, painting, photography, illustration, sculpture, drama, dance, music, lighting and sound engineering, and crafts.