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Murals Project

Calling all artists and designers!

Submission Deadline: Sunday 2 April 2017 at midnight.

Call for Submissions

The murals must be vibrant, engaging, uplifting, innovative and original. They should also complement and enhance the surroundings, supported by the city’s heritage and cultural foundations, reflect its successes and ambitions and to sit comfortably in its contemporary situation.

We are seeking art pieces which make a difference, not just adding a visual impression into the street scape, but enhancing the city and its standing as a cultural destination.

Our aim is to improve the visitor experience, promote the city as a key UK destination for viewing public art, attracting more visitors to the city and creating an international reputation for Norwich.

The designer/s will be selected by open submission and the Norwich BID encourage local designers to apply.

Project Description

The project is based on design and production of a creative mural artwork suitable for use on the side of buildings, unused walls and other vacant spaces within the Norwich BID area. A list of spaces is included in the Call for Submissions pack and also below:

This is not just a temporary installation but one that will remain as a legacy in the city for several years. Various styles including Tromp L’Oeil or 3D are welcomed. 

To Apply

Please read the Design Guidelines and Terms and Conditions within the Call for Submissions pack before submitting your application. To apply for this exciting city wide initiative and to wow and convince the judging panel of your skills and ideas you will need to provide the following:

  • One or more designs (sketches)
  • Description of the design and how it fits the brief and space (max 250 words)
  • A brief CV and contact information
  • Permission that we can present your idea/s on the BID website
  • A portfolio of any previous work that you want to show us

Online Application Form

Selection Process

We are looking for original submissions that show/represent the project theme, ‘Norwich the City of Stories’. The submissions may be designed in response to walls that are shown, or simply ideas that are transferable at different scales or in different shapes.

This project is an open call to all designers and design teams, including students; however, preference may be given to designers living, working, and/or studying in the Norwich area.

Winning Submission

The BID is offering a prize award for the winning commission to the designer/ team of £500.

Submissions should be addressed to:

Submissions close at midnight on Sunday 2 April 2017

The successful designer will be notified no later than Saturday 15 April 2017

Contact for Questions or Additional Information

Martin Blackwell, Business and Operations Manager
Norwich Business Improvement District (BID)
01603 727936

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