The Central Denmark Region has launched the Global Goal Gables initiative in collaboration with the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals. 17 artists will be invited to create 17 works of art on gables in 17 Danish towns in relation to the 17 SDGs.
Global Goal Gables emphasizes 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.
Every town involved in the project has given three preferences for global UN goals and three preferred art forms matching each town’s cultural identity and distinctive features. The curating committee will review all proposals and select three preliminary proposals for each of the 17 towns. From the basis of this shortlist, each town will select one artist, who will then create its new gable art work.
The submitted art forms can for example include painting, graphic arts, audio and light exhibitions, literature, opera, sculptures, architecture, design and street dance. 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. Every art gable will be funded with up to DKK 115,000 / EUR 15,000. Work groups for each art gable may apply for further grants for the development and production of the art work.
Applicants have to clearly state the town (and global goals and art form) which they wish to work with and describe how sustainability plays a role in the development and execution of the art work. Selected srtists 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.
Applications should be submitted before the deadline of 9 October. Selected artists wil be informed on 29 October. More information can be found here.