Plastic Bottle Cap Community Project: Phase Two

Call for Artist Proposals

ACAVA have secured funding from Westway Trust to undertake the second phase of the North Kensington Plastic Bottle Cap Community project and we are currently seeking proposals from artists.

 Born from our successful family art programme, Flourish, phase one saw the local and wider community collect approximately 40,000 unrecyclable plastic caps with a view to design and fabricate a 12 metre mural inspired by the project name: Flourish.
Facilitated by local artist Tomomi Yoshida, the outcome is a colourful mosaic of caps which captures aspects of the ideas generated during the family design workshop. The artwork is much loved by local people and brightens up a space under the Westway and outside ACAVA’s Maxilla Studios, from where the Flourish programme is delivered.

Phase two will see a second artwork, utilising plastic bottle caps, to be installed on the two adjacent sections of the railings, and will offer adults the opportunity to be involved with the project.
Project criteria:

  • Artists applying have an interest in participatory and community based art
  • The proposal for the artwork complements the existing piece
  • The artwork utilises plastic bottle caps in its final outcome
  • Artists will facilitate a community design/ideas workshop as well as develop and fabricate the artwork in collaboration with local participants

Total commission for the project £1000 with a materials budget of up to £400.
To find out more and how to submit a proposal view this document.

The deadline for proposals 9am Tuesday 7 May 2019 (interviews to be held the week of 13th May).
For further information about our Flourish programme here.

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