Open Call: St George's Cultural Quarter Art Posts

Make your mark on Leicester’s Cultural Quarter

Published: 1 July 2024

Leicester City Council is inviting artists, designers and members of the public to create artwork that will decorate the lamp posts and road-sign posts of St George’s Cultural Quarter.

The aims are for the decorated posts to spark conversation and encourage social media sharing whilst supporting artists to make their mark on the creative St George’s area. The proposal is to introduce colour and vibrancy to the everyday through long-term, visual art intervention.

The Art Posts will highlight pedestrian routes linking cultural venues. Residents and visitors passing through the Cultural Quarter will recognise that they are in a culturally specific area through the quantity and quality of surrounding visual art. Artist studios based in St George’s Cultural Quarter have also been invited to submit Art Post designs to celebrate and showcase their creative contribution to the area.

Art Post submissions are accepted through an online open call. Submissions will be received digitally and reviewed for selection by a panel of Cultural Quarter and Leicester City Council representatives. The selected designs will decorate the lamp posts and road-sign posts across the Cultural Quarter. Successful artists will be awarded a fee of £300 for their design.

This opportunity is open to residents of Leicester City and Leicestershire. All applicants must be 18 years old or above. All submissions must be in a digital, print-ready file format. Submissions close on Sunday 18th August at 11.59pm.

Please read the Artist Brief and the Terms and Conditions before submitting a design. We have also provided submission guidance and an Art Post template to support you in preparing a print-ready design.

Important dates:

  • Monday 1st July: Submissions open
  • Sunday 18th August at 11.59pm: Submissions close
  • Monday 19th August Friday 30th August: Designs selected
  • Week commencing Monday 2nd September: Entrants notified of outcome
  • Date to be decided: Installation of printed artworks in the Cultural Quarter