THE COUNTRY’S largest arts festival is looking for a budding artist to design next year’s brochure cover.

The chosen artist will see their work appear on the front of more than 100,000 Brighton Fringe programmes as well as on posters and banners around the city.

It is the third time the event has offered a local artist the chance to design the cover.

The chosen illustrator in 2013 was Carlos Garde-Martin, from Brighton.

He said: “It was one of the best experiences I've ever had. Brighton Fringe were great to work with.

“I enjoyed having my work literally everywhere in the town I live in - it was an incredible privilege.

“As a result, more people started buying my work online, I was commissioned by a French magazine as well as having other projects in the pipeline including a big contract with Network Rail.”

Fringe organisers are calling on budding cover designers to send their portfolio, links to work and a short email detailing why they want to work with Brighton Fringe by midday on September 5.

Selected applications will be sent a more detailed brief and invited to put together some initial sketches.

The final candidate will be chosen by September 26, with the majority of work expected to be completed in November.

While the commission is unpaid, expenses of up to £1,000 can be covered.

Julian Caddy, director of Brighton Fringe, urged interested artists to come forward.

He said: “The search for an artist for our creative campaign is always an exciting time as it marks the beginning of a process which defines the public profile of the biggest event of the year in Brighton and Hove.

“It’s quite a journey that we take together so we are looking for someone who can capture the essence of what makes Brighton Fringe what it is and work with us to bring it to life.

“Just as the festival is a showcase for performers, the creative campaign gives a unique platform for the chosen artist’s work to be seen by literally millions of people.”

Anyone interested should send their portfolio along with an email outlining why they want the commission to rosie.blackwellsutton@brightonfringe.

org by September 5.