Launch Pad is a commissioning series developed by contemporary art patron Sarah Elson that serves as a platform for emerging artists who have not previously exhibited in the UK. Up to three artists per year are invited to create a new work that responds to the domestic space, history, or environment of the founder’s home.

The commissioned piece will be on display and open to the public, by appointment for a minimum of a week. Launch Pad creates bespoke programming around each commission, depending on the nature of the artwork, and draws on the founder’s network to introduce the work to a wider audience.