Colmore BID is looking for artists to submit proposals for a vibrant new artwork to enhance a large part of Livery Street in the Colmore Business District.
The art will be in place for 5 years on a large 8ft high and 60ft wide concrete wall near Snow Hill station carpark near to the junction with Great Charles Street Queensway.
The chosen artist will be paid £7,500 for the ‘green in the city’ themed commission which will be completed in Autumn this year by painting or using spay-cans.
In 2013 the BID completed the first version of the art project to enhance the wall by displaying a design of local artist and designer George Benson. This will be covered as part of the project.
The BID is inviting proposals from commercial artists, students and graduates.
“Colmore BID is determined to improve the variety of public spaces in the District to enhance the area for visitors and workers to enjoy,” explained Mel Williams of Colmore BID.
“This is a fantastic opportunity to create something stunning for Birmingham’s street scene and to produce an artwork with impact that will be seen by thousands of people every week.
“We’re looking forward to seeing what Birmingham’s creative community can create and working with the chosen artist on a long-lasting, powerful piece of art.”
Jon Harris, integration and accessibility manager from West Midlands Railway, said: “We are proud to serve the people of Birmingham and we know vibrant artwork is always popular with our passengers. We are very pleased to work with the Colmore BID and look forward to seeing the innovative, creative ideas from our talented artists.
“Travelling by train is more popular than ever and as the number of journeys continue to rise we are always looking for new ways to improve the passenger experience, including our £1 billion investment in train services across the network.”
Artwork proposals should be emailed to Mike Mounfield at firstname.lastname@example.org or delivered to Mike Mounfield, Colmore BID, 2nd Floor, 37a Waterloo Street, Birmingham B2 5TJ.
The deadline for submissions is Friday, September 20, 2019. The chosen artwork will be selected by a panel of judges and the artist needs to be available to carry out the work in October 2019.