Flag It Up #3 – Climate Crisis

dot-art and Bruntwood Works are delighted to announce the launch of the third open call for the Flag It Up project. For this call, as we approach COP26 in Glasgow, we are tackling the theme of the climate crisis and are asking Liverpool City Region artists to design a flag to highlight this vital issue.

Flag it Up #2, Reach

Flag It Up is a partnership between dot-art and Bruntwood Works to create an exciting new platform for public art in Liverpool – using flags! The selected artists receive a fee of £500 and a one year artist membership with dot-art.

The flagpole is mounted on the Grade II listed Exchange Court, 1 Dale Street, built in 1858 for the Liverpool and London Insurance Company and currently home to RBS. The large central flagpole, which is mounted above the main entrance and rises to the second floor, was unused for many years. This project aims to bring it back to life with a newly commissioned contemporary artwork flown as a flag, every 6 months.

In September 2020, we launched an open call for artists based in the Liverpool City Region to design the first flag, which was in response to the Black Lives Matter movement. Sumuyya Khader was selected and her work, entitled “Black, We Exist” was displayed for 6 months. Our second call, in response to International Women’s Day addressed issues around gender equality. Artist Charlotte Southall was commissioned and her work “Reach” is currently flying on the Dale Street flagpole.

Flag it Up #2, Reach

For our third open call, we are asking artists to address the most pressing issue of our time; the climate crisis. How can art help raise awareness of the problems we face? What can we do in our daily lives to help? What impacts are our actions having on our planet? What should world and national leaders be doing to reduce carbon emissions?


Instructions for Artists

  • To apply, please complete the submission form here: https://form.jotform.com/dotart/flag-it-up-3
  • You will NOT need to produce a full design, just samples of previous work and any ideas you have of how you would approach the commission.
  • The selected artist will need to produce a completely new and original piece of work.
  • The final artwork will need to be suitable for reproduction on a 10×6 foot / 305x182cm flag and have visual impact from ground level.
  • The original art work and copyright will remain the property of the artist.

The deadline for submissions is midnight Sunday 12th December.

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