CEC ArtsLink invites artists from around the world (with the exception of St. Petersburg, Russia), to propose public art projects examining how contemporary art organisations engage, support and unite local communities. The 8th Art Prospect Festival will include twenty projects by artists from around the world, created in collaboration with local arts organisations, as well as an on-site Festival of public art at the Gaza Palace of Culture in St. Petersburg. All projects will be documented and publicised on the Art Prospect website and social media platforms.
Proposed projects should be created in the artist’s city of residence and be displayed at a local cultural centre. Projects should address the festival theme, Forms of Unity, and explore questions related to mutual aid and coexistence: What exactly can I do to help others? How can my actions affect the people around me? How can I change the current situation, make it better? What is the role of the contemporary culture centre in my home city? Public art works in all media and disciplines will be considered. Public art works can be displayed for up to one month beginning with the festival opening on 23 September 2021.
During the festival, artists will be invited to speak about their work in panel discussions, online interviews, and other virtual events.
CEC ArtsLink will award a $300 honorarium to selected artists/collectives upon completion of their public art projects.