ART IN THE EASTSIDE BILLBOARD PROJECT 2014
Deadline: August 29th 2014
Application fee: none
ART IN THE EASTSIDE BILLBOARD PROJECT 2014 is the largest outdoor visual arts exhibition in Ireland, including work from local, national and international artists. As part of the Ulster Bank Belfast Festival at Queen's programme, this dynamic public art project, celebrates the creative positive energy of East Belfast, through the use of high-quality visual art, on 50 Billboards and installations, in public spaces.
Collectively, it will create an outdoor gallery of positive and thought-provoking images. The artworks will be displayed in the heart of East Belfast in high-profile locations and arterial routes. Viewed by over 400,000 commuters, visitors and residents, Art in The Eastside is for many, an introduction to visual art. It is by its very nature, accessible, presenting high-quality visual across the East of the city, adding colour, vibrancy to the urban landscape.
Open Submission for Artists
We have an open submission opportunity for artists wishing to participate in the "Art in the Eastside' Billboard project and will include artists that are based locally, nationally andinternationally. All that is required is a digital image submitted be emailed. Submission is free of charge and selected artists will receive a small fee for their participation. This year the theme for the project is 'Green'. We are asking artists to respond to this in the widest sense their interpretation can be related to (but not limited to) color, environment, political or cultural.
A selection panel consisting of Deirdre Robb from Creative Exchange, Joanna Harvey from Arts Council NI, Rob Hilken from Visual Artists Ireland and Richard Wakley the Director of Belfast Festival at Queen's will make he final choices regarding artwork to be included in the exhibition. Submissions will be anonymous when presented to the panel. NB. The panel's decision will be final. .
Closing date for submissions - August 29th 2014
Selection panel meet to decide on imagery from open submission August 30th -4th September 2014.
Artists are required to submit a digital image of artwork
Landscape Width 375mm x Height 254mm @ 300 dpi minimum
or portrait approx. 190mm x 250mm @ 300 dpi minimum.
Artists are also required to provide the following;
A title and statement of the work (approx. 100 words)
Submissions can be made via E-mail firstname.lastname@example.org
It is not unusual for artworks to appear slightly darker when printed, please bear this in mind if you are submitting dark work. We are legally bound to adhere to the advertising rules for Billboards, which may eliminate some artwork due to sensitivities; please consider the appropriateness of the artwork.
For background to the project go to www.artintheeastside.wordpress.com