Call Out to Artists

Date: 24th March 2021 - 30th April 2021 Recurs daily.

Location: Various

Cost: Free

The telephone box sculpture 'Out of Order' in Kingston

Professional and part-time artists from Kingston and beyond are invited to submit ideas for a contemporary sculpture which will form part of a new sculpture trail, set to open in August 2021.

The project is being organised through a partnership of the Canbury Community Trust, Kingston Council, Kingston First and Kingston University.

The trail will be located within Kingston town centre and Canbury Gardens, and will comprise six new artworks. One of the six sculptures will become a permanent artwork in the town centre. This will be chosen by residents and visitors who will have the opportunity to vote for their favourite sculpture. The winning artist will receive £10,000 prize money.

Interested artists are invited to put forward a proposal for a place on the trail, for either a free-standing sculpture or an artwork fabricated in situ. More information is available here.

The closing date for entries is 5pm on Friday 30 April.


Opportunity for 16 to 18 year olds

Are you creative and interested in the Arts?

We are looking for two creative young people aged between 16 to 18 to help us judge the entries for six new temporary sculptures, alongside the community and professional artists. This is a great opportunity to share your ideas by joining our selection panel and for you to represent the young people of Kingston. You don’t have to study creative subjects, but you should have a genuine interest in arts and culture and understand how you could benefit from this experience. For more information please download the application form and send to Deadline for entries is 5pm, Friday 30 April.