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PUBLIC ART TRAIL OPEN CALL
PUBLIC ART TRAIL OPEN CALL

Tue, 17 Oct

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Curators Space

PUBLIC ART TRAIL OPEN CALL

KCAW runs an annual OPEN CALL for artists, creative organisations, and curators to submit artworks to be displayed in a variety of public spaces for one month or longer during the summer.

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When + Where

17 Oct 2023, 23:50 – 10 Jan 2024, 23:50

Curators Space

About

(Image credit: Here and There, 2023 by Nick Hornby  New permanent sculpture, installed in July 2023  Location: Kensington: The juncture of Canning Passage and Victoria Road W8  @nickhornbyartist)

The Kensington + Chelsea Art Week Public Art Trail is seen by one million visitors each week across many iconic locations across Kensington + Chelsea. Every year, artists are invited to participate in an Open Call by aligning their proposals with the annual festival theme (to be revealed on October 17th) where submissions are encouraged to:

  • Pay homage to the area's rich historical and artistic heritage, encompassing both ancient and modern influences.
  • Foster active engagement with the audience.
  • Evoke the festive and celebratory atmosphere of the event.
  • Maintain a positive, non-discriminatory, and non-political stance.
  • Promote inclusion and celebrate innovation and the possibility of making a positive impact on society.

We welcome artists at various stages of their professional careers; from local to national talents and those who have never previously exhibited their work in public. The Kensington + Chelsea Art Week expert team provides comprehensive support, covering installation, public liability, insurance, engineering approvals, safety inspections, council permissions, and associated expenses related to delivery, installation, display, publicity, and the secure return of artworks to the artist's studio.

The final selection of participating artworks is curated by a rotating, esteemed Art Committee, ensuring fresh perspectives and diversity in the selections. For information on previous Art Committee members, please refer to our archives.

Stay tuned for the unveiling of this year's festival theme on October 17th, along with the announcement of the Art Committee for the 2024 edition.

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