Artist Commission Snowflake Trail 2015 Liverpool, Open Culture

Deadline: Monday 19 October 2015. Paid.

Open Culture CIC and Liverpool BID Company are seeking proposals from artists and creative organisations to design and decorate 1.5m high fibreglass snowflakes, which will form part of the Snowflake Trail in Liverpool city centre, from 19 November 2015 – 3 January 2016.

About the Snowflake Trail
For Christmas, Jack Frost is transforming Liverpool city centre into a frozen wonderland of festive fun for young and old, when the city centre becomes a magical winter wonderland. The public is invited to follow the Snowflake Trail and solve clues with a chance of winning the grand prize. Other aspects of the trail, aside from snowflake sculptures, include street based light and sound installations, a giant snowflake, magical window displays and children’s snowflakes on the giant Christmas tree.

12 fibreglass snowflakes have been created to offer a blank 3D canvas for artists to showcase their skills to the huge audiences that visit the city centre over the Christmas period. We ask all artists applying for this commission to consider the below when submitting their design:

There are no specific themes or design criteria for this commission, however we encourage artists to create a design that is eye catching, festive and works for a broad range of audiences and ages. We want the on street artwork to capture the public’s curiosity, imagination and help to create a sense of magic as they explore the city centre in the winter months and undertake their Christmas shopping.

Consider how the snowflake can look effective day to night as the snowflakes will be on street 24 hours.

Successful applicants will be paid a one off fee of £800.00 (exc VAT) per snowflake. This fee must cover the artists fee, their time to decorate the snowflake, all decoration materials and varnish.

Each snowflake is 1500mm high, 1360mm wide

All commissioned artists will be promoted

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