One Coventry Partnership issues call-out for artists to create social distancing art

24 April 2020

UPDATE: Applications have now closed.

The One Coventry Partnership, including Coventry City of Culture Trust, Coventry City Council and West Midlands Police, have come together to create a new artistic commissioning programme which shares the message of social distancing being ‘Our New Normal’.

Artists with CV postcodes are invited to create artwork which communicates the importance of observing social distancing and staying at home to save lives during the coronavirus pandemic. The artwork could be a public artwork, graphic design, animation/video or anything in between. It could be distributed online, as signs/posters, or in public spaces across the city including parks and outside supermarkets to spread the word to the people of Coventry.

The artwork should be playful but crucially offer a clear message that will help save lives. It can involve humour and should help people feel positive about social distancing and serve as a reminder, or prompt, for how their actions could have massive positive effects in their community.

The artwork should also be able to transcend cultural and language barriers; or be able to be translated into different languages to ensure that no part of Coventry’s diverse community is left out.

The fee for this work will be up to £1,000 + VAT for the delivery of the final artwork.

You can submit an expression of interest in two ways, either in writing or on video.

  1. Complete the EOI on Google Forms here (you will need a Google Account)
  2. Create a short video (up to 5 minutes) covering the information below and send it via WeTransfer (or a similar platform for sharing large files) to

On the form you’ll need to provide:

  • Basic details about yourself and verification that you can work to the timeline
  • 200-500 words (max) describing why you’re interested and what you would make
  • A mood board to illustrate your idea – we are just looking for a sense of the format/style of your work and your inspiration
  • Example of your work – files (no bigger than 5MB, or links to social media/website/portfolio)
  • An indication of your fee expectation

All applicants must also complete an Equal Opportunities Monitoring Form, which can be found below.

Applications close on Friday 1 May at 9am

Full Information Pack

Apply Via Google Form

Equal Opportunities Form

Successful artists will be notified by Monday 4 May at the latest.

Image credit: @natgeeoh (Instagram)

UPDATE: Applications have now closed.

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