Kingston Creative has launched an open call for visual artists to submit concept designs for the latest iteration of Paint the City.
With support by way of sponsorship from the Tourism Enhancement Fund and the Ministry of Tourism, the KC team is expecting to affix 10 new murals along Water Lane, between Duke and East streets.
The goal of Paint the City is to create an art district downtown Kingston – the centrepiece of a pedestrianised public art walkway connecting Jamaica’s preeminent cultural anchor institutions, the Institute of Jamaica (IOJ) and the National Gallery of Jamaica (NGJ).
Phase III of the project will cover walls between Duke and East streets and are slated for completion by August 2022.
The theme is “Whole Heap a Culture”, a nod to culture icon Louise ‘Miss Lou’ Bennett, which is aimed at commemorating the impact that Jamaicans have made in music, theatre, film, dance, culinary arts, literature, fashion, and visual arts.
Kingston Creative Art District Manager Katherine Johnson concurs. “We are really excited about this extension of the Paint the City project as we get to commemorate aspects of Jamaican culture that are not usually recognised in street art,” she said in a statement.
“We cannot wait to see the submissions!” she added.
The deadline to submit proposals for the Paint the City project is April 15th, 2022. To apply visit Kingston Creative | Paint the City III | Application Formand for more information on the artist brief and guidelines, download here or email Katherine Johnson/Kingston Creative at [email protected]