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Posted: June 8, 2021

Dumpster Art Project call for entry underway

The Arts Station is pleased to announce a Call for Entry for 2021; ‘Out of the Box: A Dumpster Art Project.’

Out of the Box is a public art initiative by the Arts Station in collaboration with Southeast Disposal. Project facilitation is provided by the Fernie & District Arts Council and a volunteer committee. Out of the Box is a project in which 6 commercial trash and recycling dumpsters will be transformed into works of public art by regional artists.

The artists will be selected from a Call to Artists with a deadline of Thursday, June 18, at 2 p.m. via the form below. Late submissions are absolutely not accepted.

Each prospective artist will submit their Out of the Box Proposal to a panel of adjudicators who will then select the artists that will be given the opportunity to bring their vibrant visions to life by recreating their proposals on the actual dumpsters.

The commercial dumpsters have been generously donated by Southeast Disposal. An artist fee of $500 plus materials will be provided to selected artists.

The Out of the Box competition will take place on dumpsters within the City of Fernie municipal boundaries and once complete the dumpsters will be placed strategically around Victoria Avenue as well as the Highway 3 corridor.

Out of the Box is intended as a way for our regional art community to bring beauty and creativity to a seemingly mundane item like a trash dumpster.

Experienced Artists and creative types of all ages and who work in all mediums are encouraged to enter in this exciting Public Art Initiative. New and emerging artists along with community groups are encouraged to enter by partnering with an experienced artist.

For more information or help finding a mentor please contact Louise Ferguson at 250-423-4842 or via e-mail at [email protected].

Please visit HERE for full rules, deadlines and submission information.

Lead image: One of the many extremely colourful Southeast Disposal bins around Fernie from previous projects. e-KNOW file photo

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