How would you like to see your art on the move?
Business & Arts NL has teamed up with MINI St. John’s to offer an exciting opportunity!
Call for submissions
Are you an illustrator, graphic designer and/or a visual artist with a strong graphic aesthetic? We’re looking for you to produce scalable digital art that will be printed on vinyl and wrapped around a white, 2023 MINI Countryman. Your art will be seen by thousands throughout the City of St. John’s and surrounding areas, and on social media!
This is the second Art Car collaboration – check out the Genesis GV 80 Art Car designed by Vanessa Iddon in 2021.
Interested? Please submit:
- 3 images of your work
- A description of your proposed vision for the car – we welcome submissions of new or previously created work (250 words max)
- A 200-word bio
- A link to your website or portfolio
We are looking for a design that is colourful and bold. Check out our FAQ below for more information.
The selected artist will be invited to design an Art Car to help spread the word about Business and Arts NL’s Explore Art NL public art app. The back window design (provided by Business and Arts) will include messaging about the app.
Our mission is simple: We want to use the MINI Countryman as a canvas to create a work of public art and showcase as much creativity as possible.
What’s In It For You:
- An artist fee of $2,000
- An artist credit printed on the vehicle itself
- You and your work will also be featured on our website, social media and through our marketing initiatives.
- Submission deadline: Thursday, April 13 by 11:59 pm
- The successful candidate will be contacted by April 21.
- Artist files for the final design will be completed by May 25th.
- The car will be wrapped and hitting the streets by mid-June!
This project is made possible with the generous support of MINI St. John’s.
Is there a specific theme or guidelines to follow when submitting?
Our submission is wide open! We encourage artists to consider how their style would look wrapped around the different panels and surfaces of a vehicle. The end result will need to be an artwork that works effectively as a seamless and continuous wrap that follows the contours of the car including the roof, sides, hood and trunk. Reference the images here. All windows will remain clear except the back, which will include credits and sponsor logos.
We recommend avoiding text as it may be difficult to read when wrapped around the car.
Still not sure what we’re after? Take a look at the BMW Art Car Collection, which helped inspire this project.
This call is open to NL-based creatives only. The selected artist will be provided with the printer’s specs and is responsible for setting up the files so they are production-ready.
Is there a limit on the number of pieces I can submit?
Yes, 3 samples of work that demonstrate your ability to produce digital work and creative style. We also encourage you to provide a link to your website or Instagram page to give jurors the opportunity to view a broader range of your work as well.
What format should I be submitting in?
Please submit your application as a single PDF under 10 MB.
Do you accept photography or painting submissions?
Due to the large size and nature of the vehicle wrap process, we are only accepting artists or designers who are proficient in working with vector-based software to produce scalable work that they can adapt to the individual panels. The selected artist will be provided with the printer’s specs and is responsible for setting up the files so they are production-ready.
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