The Arch Art Project: Application

19th Jul - 21st Aug

It is well established that public art supports regeneration whilst adding vibrancy and fun to the surrounding area. It gives a community sense of place and pride, whilst stimulating economic activity.

The Arch Art project is to create a gallery of public art in the Market Street Arches. Bailiwick Estates and Guernsey Arts are working together to develop the Arch Art project within the Market Street Arches, creating a vibrant “Public Art Gallery.”

Guernsey Arts are seeking proposals from locally based artists for these pieces of art.

The chosen pieces will be painted on the Arch walls, and therefore will need to be 2D. Due to the scale of the Arches, the judges will consider submissions put forward by all artists, If the artist putting forward a successful proposal cannot complete the work on their own, then Guernsey Arts will obtain the help of an artist who is confident at working on a large scale.

The brief is wide, but the chosen artwork will be forward thinking, as the building has reached its 200th year the chosen artwork will be a symbol for today and the future. This may be an outcome in the artists style, but could also be influenced by current topics including, environment, nature, health, peace, the digital world or metaverse.

The process is in 3 stages:

Stage 1:  Artists are asked to put forward their sketched proposal on the provided application with a brief description of the concept along with up to 5 images of their work or link to their portfolio. DEADLINE: 21st August 2022

Stage 2: The judging panel will invite a shortlist of artists to submit a fully devised and completed piece, a fee of will be paid of £200 to produce this work.   

Stage 3: The judging panel will announce up to three chosen pieces for installation and a fee of £1,500 will be awarded for each selected artwork. A further £1,500 will be paid to the artist installing the artwork.   

Terms and conditions:

At time of application artists must be resident in the bailiwick of Guernsey.

The work submitted is of your own origination and you own all moral and intellectual property rights in that work.

Please follow this link to our google form or find the download link for an application form below.

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