Community organisations in north-east Birmingham have put a call out for local artists to create art installations to engage and empower local residents.

Gallery37 North – an initiative working on creative projects in and around Aston, Witton, Birchfield, Perry Barr, Erdington, Lozells and Newtown – is looking to recruit artists from Birmingham for seven new commissions being installed between  December 2020 and spring next year.

(L-R): Andrew Simons and Russell Green from Birchfield Big Local with and Amy Dalton-Hardy from Punch Records planning for the North Birmingham art commissions Adam Yosef
(L-R): Andrew Simons and Russell Green from Birchfield Big Local with and Amy Dalton-Hardy from Punch Records planning for the Gallery37 North Birmingham art commissions

Powered by Saathi House and Punch Records, the projects are being co-ordinated with partner organisations across north-east areas of the city.

Among them is the opportunity to design several illuminated art installations with Birchfield Big Local for a specially planned community Light Night and procession to be ready for March 2021 around the ‘Church Vale Triangle’.

Saathi House in Aston is co-ordinating the Gallery37 North Birmingham arts commissions with Punch Records and community partnersGoogle Maps
Saathi House in Aston is co-ordinating the Gallery37 North Birmingham arts projects with Punch Records

The Light Night commission has a budget of £20,000 for the artist and potential apprentice, and requires interactive  engagement with local residents.

Another commission focuses on the creation of a large mural outside Saathi House in Bevington Road, Aston. This project has a budget of £5,000, is ideal for a street artist and also revolves around key community engagement.

To find out more or to apply for these and other Gallery37 North commissions, visit: www.wearepunch.co.uk/gallery37. Applications deadline: 2 November 2020.

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