Sculpture Wanted for The Liverpool Plinth 2020!

Open call for sculptors to submit work…

The Liverpool Plinth is a dynamic public art showcase in the heart of the Commercial District, established and managed by dot-art, working in partnership with Liverpool BID Company and Liverpool Parish Church. The plinth, which overlooks Chapel Street at the side of St Nicholas Church, hosts a new sculpture every 12 months, providing the area with new public art on an annual basis. The Liverpool Plinth was launched in 2018, when the winner was Tony Heaton, with his piece Gold Lamé, a flying gold Invacar which proved hugely popular. In 2019, Split Decision by Sam Shendi brought a burst of colour to the plinth, while exploring issues around mental health.

We are now launching the open call for The Liverpool Plinth 2020 to sculptors living or working in the North of England (North West, North East, Yorkshire and the Humber) to submit existing 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 Strategy 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.

The Liverpool Plinth 2020

Call for Entries

We are inviting sculptors living or working in the North of England (North West, North East, Yorkshire and the Humber) to submit EXISTING work for The Liverpool Plinth.

To apply for The Liverpool Plinth 2020, please download and read carefully the full brief then complete this form, BY MIDNIGHT ON SUNDAY 22nd MARCH.

Artists who applied in previous years are welcome to try again, but we would like to see new work please.

Artists may submit more than one piece, but each must be submitted separately.

If you have any questions, please email or call 0345 0176660.

The Liverpool Plinth - Same Shendi and "Split Decision"