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Call for Brighton artists to help us dress the city centre this summer!

Brilliant Brighton (formed of 517 retail, leisure and hospitality businesses with the city centre) is looking for a local artist to help us celebrate ‘all the colours of Brighton’ with designs for this year’s banners spanning Western Road, North St, Market St and Preston St.

It may be winter, but we’re thinking ahead to the sunshine-filled, blue sky days of summer, and our dressing the city project (which as well as banners, also includes bunting and floral displays). We would like to add colour to the city centre’s streets to give Brighton’s 11m visitors a real welcome to our vibrant, colourful city. The design brief is purposefully loose to allow as much freedom as possible – however, we would expect the concepts to be Brighton & Hove focused, with graphics showcasing everything that is great about Brighton & Hove, from its diverse, alternative nature to its family friendly activities, attractions and of course, its colour and creativity!

The project will go live in time for the beginning of the Brighton Festival in May. The selected designs will be in place in time for the annual Children’s Parade and will stay in situ until the end of September 2024. The artwork will become the city’s summer ‘brand’ and give the commissioned artist exposure to a local, national and international audience.

Previous years have seen beautiful banner designs from local artists Rosie Apps, Kate Forrester, Rocket Artists and Ilona Drew.

Interested? Find the full brief and how to apply here.

Commission fee: £1000.
Deadline: 29th February 2024.