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Open call for artists based in Cardiff to create a unique road crossing for Canton Posted on 24 Sep 2020

In partnership with Cardiff Council, we're looking to commission an artist from Cardiff to create a unique road crossing for Cowbridge Road East in Canton.

The project is part of a range of improvements being undertaken by Cardiff Council, and the commissioned artwork is intended to be both a bold and vibrant addition to the location, and to provide a safe place for people to cross the busy area of Cowbridge Road East.

We will shortlist three artists who will be invited to develop the brief up to design for the location. Their proposed artworks will be expected to pay particular attention to the local culture, history and architecture of Canton and they will be supported by us to develop their ideas in-line with the brief from Cardiff Council.

All three shortlisted artists will receive a £500 fee in respect of their work.

The designs by the three shortlisted artists will be presented for consultation with the local community who, in December this year, will select the final artwork to be taken forward to completion in early 2021.

Who can apply: artists who are based in Cardiff

How to apply: please complete the short application form and submit it, along with the Equal Opportunities Monitoring Form and no more than six examples of your recent work, to Catherine.Angle@chapter.org

Deadline for submissions: Wednesday 14 October at 5pm

Selection panel: Hannah Firth, Director of Programme, Chapter; Jude Lau, Co-founder and Workshop Manager, Printhaus, and representatives from Cardiff Council

Selection dates: The three shortlisted artists will be notified no later than Wednesday 21 October. They will be expected to deliver their final design proposal on Monday 16 November.

Information: If you have any questions or would like to know more about the commission please email Catherine.Angle@chapter.org

Download Application Form

Download the Equal Opportunities Monitoring Form

undefinedExamples of road crossings by Camille Walala and Eley Kishimoto