Birmingham Gay Village Mural: Open Competition

Submissions are now being invited for the “Shout” lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans and queer cultural festival in Birmingham, England in November 2009.

A concept design is sought for two murals to be located within Birmingham’s Gay Village area. The murals will be an integral part of the environmental improvements due to start soon covering Hurst Street, part of Bromsgrove Street and Kent Street.

The murals will be sited on two prominent buildings, the corner of Kent and Essex Street on the Nightingale building and also on Hurst Street along the Southside Car Park.

Funded by Birmingham City Council and Arts Council and supported by the Nightingale Club. A prize of £250 and a year’s free entry to the Nightingale Club will be awarded to the winner.

The theme for both murals is “LGBT History” and although two distinct pieces we expect the artist to create a design which links the sites together.

The artist can explore this theme in any way that they choose. We would welcome bold and colourful designs.

The design for Kent Street/Essex Street to be provided orientated landscape and no bigger than A4.

The design for Hurst Street to be provided orientated portrait and no bigger than A4.

Please submit work electronically to title the email ‘gay village mural’

Or David Viney
SHOUT Festival
420 Scott House
Custard Factory
B9 4AA

The deadline for submissions is the 1st September 2009

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