Last year, we launched Whip it Up! and invited you to take-over our billboard, to transform the big blue building into a site of dialogue and provocation.
Once again, we’re reaching out. We want more of your untamed ideas, your wildest, boldest visions. Command the attention of public space and transform our billboard into your very own street-side canvas.
Through this open call, we’re inviting vital social, political and artistic discourse. We’re asking what the city means to artists…. and what do artists mean to the city?
Start talking and start doing. Start shouting from the rooftops. We need our meeting points; our clubs, venues, galleries, theatres, studios, our community spaces. Our places to meet and gather and to be ourselves. We need our city, but more than anything, our city needs us.
We want to empower artists and their unique ability to engage with cultural conversations in a way that enlivens and enlightens the public consciousness surrounding crucial issues in our city, our country and the world today.
Do you have a statement that you want to get people talking about? From visual art, to graphic design, to illustration, to memes, and beyond – whatever we can facilitate being printed large and loud for our billboard, we’re open to exploring.
It’s time to rip up the script, to Whip it Up and Start Again!
We’re inviting submissions from two artists to take over our billboard. Each billboard will be up for four weeks and will be documented and highlighted through Project’s social media channels & website. The design of the billboard must be new work for the purpose of this initiative.
Deadline: 5pm Monday 4th July
Artists Fee: €600
Send us your ideas for the concept behind your planned billboard in writing (200 words max) or in a visual format. Video or audio submissions are welcome (2 mins max). Please include a link to your website or your cv/bio.
Please submit them by email to email@example.com (we will accept Dropbox or WeTransfer links). You can also send any questions and queries to this email address.
Please note that the dimensions of the billboard space are 420x220cm.
Applications are due by 5pm on Monday 4th July. We will communicate decisions to artists by Friday 8th July. Applications will be shortlisted by the Artistic Director, Executive Director, Curator of Visual Arts and Project’s Marketing & Comms Team.
Project welcomes applications from all artists working in all art forms but would like to encourage applications by artists from a diversity of national, ethnic or cultural groups (including, but not limited to Asian, Black, Traveller and minority ethnic, refugees, people with disabilities, working-class and LGBTQI+ artists). We are committed to accessibility and want to make sure that our opportunities are accessible to all artists. If any additional supports are required to enable you to take up this opportunity, please include the details in your application. We will work with you to see how we can help remove any barriers, within a limited budget.