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Lockdown has raised questions around the use of public spaces, and how they are an integral part of our networked cities whether for recreation, movement, habitat or a sense of place. As part of Overmorrow (an ongoing festival taking place between November 2020 – April 2021, which include a series of commissions, talks, screenings and events which exploring collective futures with audiences, members and communities), The NewBridge Project want to commission a piece of public furniture that invites social relationships as a permanent monument to the present. 

From the open call three artists will be selected to design a physical maquette, 3D model or diagram of their proposal. These designs will be exhibited in The NewBridge Project gallery in Gateshead along with other supporting material curated by members of the Programme Committee. As the exhibition draws to a close, one of the artists will be selected to develop their concept into a full-size physical structure to be installed in an outdoor setting for public interaction. This will be launched in summer 2021 and will coincide with The NewBridge Project’s move to a new location. 

This open call is suitable for UK artists at any stage of their careers and there will be a £600 fee for three successful applicants and a further £1700 given to one artist selected for the overall Summer commission.

The deadline for this is midday on Monday 7th December. For further details, click here.

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