Open call for Graffiti Artists




 FREEDOM project

A partnership project led by ArtReach (UK), FabriC (BG) and Haus Drei (D)


Building on the five year international development of the multi art form Night of Festivals  event (devised and led by ArtReach), a team of European partners, all working in development of cutting-edge carnival, visual arts and street arts performance, have come together to explore a European artistic response to the values of freedom and democracy in a time of seismic change and uncertainty.

FREEDOM is a collaboration involving three formal delivery partners – ArtReach (lead partner, UK, FabriC (Bulgaria, and Haus Drei (Germany Working through a process of co-curation the partners will share innovative artistic practice to create three multi art form strands of work that celebrate and explore values of freedom.

The three strands of work are – a night time carnival performance; a Freedom Wall installation/Urban Art project – digital and physical; and a series of temporary art installations (The Plinth Programme) – for delivery in the UK (Leicester and London), Bulgaria (Sofia) and Germany (Hamburg), all under the cohesive artistic umbrella of the Night of Festivals project.

In each partner country, as part of the Freedom Wall strand, local artists will be recruited to deliver workshops with community groups, schools and groups of individual participants. Participants will be encouraged to explore and determine what freedom and democracy means to them and to interpret that through graffiti/Urban Art which will be realised on a temporary Freedom Wall.

The outcomes from the project include presentations as part of Night of Festivals in Leicester (2-4 October 2015) and London (August 2016), and in pop-up form as part of Gabrovo Carnival in Bulgaria (May 2016) and STAMP Festival in Hamburg (September 2016). The presentations will reach live audiences of 250.000 plus and stimulate engagement from many thousands more through on line activity.

Open call:


Graffiti / Urban-Art artists wanted for the FREEDOM project

You are a graffiti or urban-artist and you want to create a large wall?

Then apply now for the FREEDOM project and convince the jury of your skills and ideas. It is open to single artists and groups.

The FREEDOM project (led by three partners – ArtReach, FabriC and Haus Drei) is organising wall paintings as part of the Night of Festivals events in the UK – Leicester (2-4 October 2015) and in London (July/August 2016), as well in Gabrovo, Bulgaria (as part of the Gabrovo Carnival in May 2016) and the STAMP Festival in Hamburg (summer 2016).

The presentations will reach live audiences of 250,000 plus and stimulate engagement from many thousands more through on line activity.

The project wants to find artists who can be commissioned to deliver urban-art at each of the named events, but will also give all high quality submissions an “exhibition” through the online Digital Freedom Wall.

All high quality proposals submitted as designs or exemplar images will be published on the Digital Freedom Wall project web site.

What you need to bring

The project jury is looking for submissions that are original and inventive and that relate to the project theme. Submissions may be designed in response to walls that are shown as possible canvases on the project web site, or simply be ideas that are transferable at different scales or in different shapes.

We need you to submit a design drawing or an image superimposed onto an example wall.

In order to be selected to make the work on a real, physical wall you need to demonstrate that you have the skills and experience to deliver the project. Examples of previous work would be helpful.

How to apply?

Indicate where and when you want to work. It is possible to apply for more than one city.The following sites and dates are available:

  • Leicester (UK) 2-4 October 2015
  • London (UK) in July/August 2016
  • Gabrovo (Bulgaria) in May 2016
  • Hamburg (Germany) in summer 2016

Send us an e-mail to with:

  • one or more designs either as design sketches or as images superimposed on the picture of an actual wall
  • a brief cv and your contact information
  • permission that we can present your idea on the Digital Freedom Wall web site
  • images of any walls you have previously painted

The Jury will publish all interesting proposals and select artists to deliver their work at each festival.

How will the work be delivered in real time?

If you are selected to deliver your work in real time then the appropriate project partner will help you in planning and realization.

A fee will be paid (sum dependent on the scale and scope of the work) and travel and accommodation costs, plus per diems, will be paid. Materials and required equipment and tools, such as scaffolding or other working platforms, will be provided.

If you need further information or to contact us please use the e-mail –


FREEDOM with the support  by Print


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