The Brick Box are excited to be mentors in a new programme to support young visual artists working in the public realm.

Creative Youth has successfully secured funding from Arts Council England to commission four young visual artists working in the outdoor realm to produce bespoke, outdoor pieces to be on display for the duration of the International Youth Arts Festival in Kingston upon Thames from the 8th – 17th July 2016 (with some of the works potentially being displayed in advance of the festival).

Creative Youth are seeking applications from young artists between the ages of 18 – 26 who are early in their careers working in the outdoor / public realm.

Four successful artists will each be given a fee of 2500.00 to create their artwork including all material costs, plus an additional budget of 500.00 for the installation and removal of the piece.

In addition each artist will be provided with a professional mentor – that’s where The Brick Box comes in! – with vast experience of working in the public realm who will help guide them through the development, creation and implementation of the work.

It is a condition of the commission to work with a class of thirty Yr5-6 primary school students for 4 x half day sessions in order to create an element of the work. Creative Youth will identify and liaise with the schools on behalf of the artists.

One artist will be selected once the work is on display and offered a place on our Creative Talent programme for one year, which provides year round mentorship and support to emerging artists and organisations.

Deadline for submissions 5.00pm on Monday 30th May

The full commission brief is available HERE

Public art commission in Kingston upon Thames