The Liverpool Plinth: A New Public Art Showcase in the Heart of the City
We are very excited and incredibly pleased to announce that we have been working in partnership with Liverpool BID Company and Liverpool Parish Church to launch The Liverpool Plinth – an exciting new public art showcase in the heart of the Commercial District.
The plinth, which overlooks Chapel Street at the side of St Nicholas Church, will host a new sculpture every 12 months, providing the area with new public art on an annual basis. We are launching an open call to sculptors living or working in the North of England to submit work for consideration. In addition to fantastic exposure and publicity, there will be a £1000 fee for the selected artist, plus support with delivery and installation.
The Liverpool Plinth is funded by the Liverpool BID Company as part of the BID’s public art programme for the Commercial District. It is designed to; enhance and animate the area around Chapel Street, engage with the businesses and residents of the local area, support and nurture visual artists, celebrate the importance of art in everyday life and raise the profile of the partner organisations.
St Nicholas Church has had an empty plinth on the flat roof on the North side since the removal of Brian Burgess’s “Christ on a Donkey” several years ago. The plinth occupies a prominent position whilst the church itself is an iconic part of the Liverpool waterfront skyline.
We are inviting sculptors living or working in the North of England to submit existing work for The Liverpool Plinth. There is no cost to submit work and there will be a fee of £1000, plus all delivery and installation costs, awarded to the selected artist. The selected sculpture will be displayed on The Liverpool Plinth for one year from June 2018.
Submissions open on 16 October 2017 and close on 7 January 2018 followed by the launch of the selected sculpture in Spring 2018.
To find out about The Liverpool Plinth, how you can submit a sculpture and criteria for applications, please click here.