Artists are invited to apply to take part in AD/DRESSING THE CITY, a strand of work for Norfolk & Norwich Festival 2022.
Norfolk & Norwich Festival are commissioning ten Norfolk-based artists to each create a window display for a Norwich city centre independent business. The display will be up for the month of May 2022, as part of Norfolk & Norwich Festival’s 250 celebration.
The first Festival event took place in 1772 and 2022 marks our 250th anniversary. At times, during the festival’s history, local businesses have dressed their windows for the Festival and we want to revive this tradition for our 250th year. We want AD/DRESSING THE CITY to celebrate Norwich’s independent spirit and creativity.
We are delighted to be working with Thorns DIY, Rainbow Wholefoods, The Book Hive, Elm and Bookbugs and Dragon Tales. The project is a collaboration between the two groups: local businessowners that make up Norwich’s unique and characterful city centre and local artists who make Norwich’s arts scene so dynamic and varied. Both small businessowners and freelance artists have been hard hit by COVID-19 and we are keen that the project facilitates working relationships between these two groups.
We are looking for window displays that both dress and address the city. ‘Dress the city’ means creating something visually interesting and exciting in the city, generating a buzz for shoppers, eaters and drinkers. ‘Addressing the city’ asks the question of what does the artist, and the business, want to say to the people of Norwich.
Applications are now closed, look out for more information on AD/DRESSING THE CITY soon.
Creative Individuals Norfolk #2: Posters Pamphlets and Other Paraphernalia was made possible thanks to public funding from the National Lottery through Arts Council England.
Masthead credit: JMA Photography