Inspired by the Olympics and its cultural diversity, GemArts (supported by Newcastle City Council) in partnership with Middlesbrough Council are working on an international art competition with MICA Gallery in London to celebrate diversity and Britain during the Olympic Games.
They are looking to recruit up to 16 participants from Newcastle and Middlesbrough. Participants will be made up of practicing artists and individuals that, irrespective of their faith, race, gender or ability, may not have had the opportunity to take part in arts projects previously and would like to get involved.
The final work produced will be submitted at the end of April to a judging panel consisting of representatives from Saatchi Online, Sotheby’s, The British Museum, The Times and MICA Gallery.
Judging will take place in May and a winners’ awards reception will take place in end May/ early June. The winners’ exhibition will be launched in London at MICA Gallery from early July to September to coincide with the Olympics, and will include an opportunity for participants to see their work exhibited regionally.
The focus of the project is on participation rather than winning and to be part of an amazing Cultural Olympiad programme!
Workshop spaces are limited, so will be allocated on a first come first served basis. If you want to get involved please contact Vikas Kumar by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org phone 0191 4404124 or Shahda Khan by emailing Shahda_Khan@middlesbrough.gov.uk phone 01642 729219 before Friday 27th January 2012.