The Central Denmark Region has launched the Global Goal Gables initiative in collaboration with the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals. In this project, 17 artists will create 17 works of art on gables in 17 Danish towns. The art forms employed can be anything from painting to graphic arts, audio and light exhibitions, literature, opera, sculptures, architecture, design, or street dance.
The project emphasises global perspectives and cooperation between involved parties such as artists, municipalities, towns, local cultural entrepreneurs, the tourist and business industries, and a set of foundations and funds.
The location will be outdoors, and thus locals, tourists and business entrepreneurs alike will be met with an excellent and innovative cultural experience in their own backyards.
The Global Goal Gables in the Central Denmark Region will involve 17 gables, 17 art forms, 17 collaborative partners, 17 artists, 17 weeks and 17 global UN goals.
Artists will deal with the artistic challenge that the gables must remain onsite as a permanent exhibition for at least 5 years. After this time span, individual gable owners have permission to remove the respective art works.
Selected applicants will attend a full-day workshop with local work groups on Saturday 27 November 2021 between 10am – 9pm (including dinner) at Teatersalen in Brande. The Global Goal Gables Project itself will be launched at an art reception in the middle of 2022. All 17 art receptions will livestream to other cities and towns in Europe.
Every art gable will be funded with up to DKK 115,000 / EUR 15,000. Your application should include both the pitch and a realistic budget. The budget should include entries for materials, project execution and a salary for the artist.
Travel, accommodation and meals are settled through a separate account. DKK 10,000 / EUR 1300 have been set aside per gable to cover these expenses.