CREATE Art Award - call to Hackney artists for submissions

CREATE Art Award
Deadline for submissions: 5pm, 28 October 2011

Artists living or working in Hackney are invited to submit entries for the Bank of America Merrill Lynch CREATE Art Award - the largest participatory art award in the UK.

This annual award helps artists living or working within the London 2012 host boroughs to deliver brand new public art commissions as part of the CREATE Festival.

The award aims to open up exciting opportunities for artists to work with their neighbours: the residents of the London 2012 host boroughs. In turn, it gives local people a chance to engage with major art projects happening in their neighbourhoods.

Cllr Guy Nicholson, Hackney Council Cabinet Member for Regeneration and the 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games, said: "The arts are thriving in Hackney and the CREATE Art Award not only provides a platform to showcase the creativity found in Hackney, but also brings together artists and residents to celebrate Hackney through the arts. 2012 will be the year of the Cultural Festival for our Games, and the CREATE Art Award sits at the centre of that Festival, a perfect opportunity to show the world the very best of our creative talent."

CREATE is inviting submissions for a participatory art project from artists who live or work in one of the host boroughs (Barking and Dagenham, Greenwich, Hackney, Newham, Tower Hamets, Waltham Forest). Integral to the award is the active participation of people who live locally. CREATE welcomes proposals from artists working in all media.

The total value of the commission is £50,000
The commission will be awarded in December 2011.
The work must be realised in June/July 2012 as part of CREATE.

CREATE is the cultural partnership of the host boroughs for the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games who are working together with leading arts organisations, venues and practitioners from across the region to develop CREATE into an internationally significant annual arts festival in the lead up to, and beyond, 2012.

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