Call out for artists from the CreArt Cities Network to work with Liverpool digital/graphic designer/street artist. The project will design and create/install a site specific mural within the Chinatown area of Liverpool at Great George Square.
They are seeking two artists:
- A CreArt artist (born or resident in any city of the Network) to design the concept and graphics for the artwork in collaboration with a Liverpool based artist.
- A Liverpool artist to work onsite with the community with the technical skills to ensure implementation of the design on the site.
Artists may submit individually, to be paired during the selection process, or as a pre-arranged pairing. Teams or collectives may also apply.
The purpose of the project is to:
- Offer CreArt city artists the opportunity to work collaboratively with a Liverpool based artist to develop an artistic project in the urban environment
- Promote and encourage creativity and create a piece of artwork that will both improve the environment for residents and neighbours but also attract visitors to the space increasing footfall in the area.
- Install a celebratory artwork that celebrates Chinese New Year 2021.
- Use Art to engage the local community in the process
- Enable a transnational collaboration using remote communication, developing knowledge of digital working in this area of work.
- Build the profile of the artists and the CreArt network both locally and internationally.
The Chinese New Year celebrations are the most important festival in the Chinese calendar. It is traditionally a time for reunion, when families come together to celebrate. The Spring Festival as it is also known signifies new beginnings, fresh life, the warming of the sun and the transition from winter to spring.
Each year is represented by an animal from The Great Race, a traditional story of the 12 animals who make up the Chinese zodiac. The animals have their own characteristics and personalities which are believed to be reflected in people born in the corresponding years. 2021 is the Year of the Ox, believed to bring good fortune.
The theme of Reunion, togetherness and new beginnings is an appropriate theme after the impact of COVID-19 in 2020.
The piece needs to sensitively consider Chinese superstitions and beliefs in terms of imagery and colours used and any text should be both in Cantonese and English.
They would welcome any links made to Chinatowns and Chinese Communities in other CreArt cities.
Design will be initiated by a CreArt artist, in collaboration with the Liverpool artist and Chinese community. The Liverpool digital artist will ensure its production and installation to LCC specifications.
There is flexibility in this arrangement, however timely delivery is crucial to the project and responsibilities must remain clear throughout.
Registrations will be made before 9 December through the online form in the calls section of the website.
Interested artists must attach a portfolio (only PDF document) with the following documentation and description of the proposal:
- Scanned photocopy of ID
- Proposal Concept and development of the project (maximum 5 pages of A4), detailing technique, materials, necessary equipment and execution method
To apply see here.