How would you like to see your art on the move?
Business & Arts NL has teamed up with Genesis St. John’s to offer an exciting opportunity!
Call for submissions
Are you an NL illustrator, graphic designer and/or a visual artist with a strong graphic aesthetic? We’re looking for you to produce scalable vector-based art that will be printed on vinyl and wrapped around a white 2021 Genesis GV80. Your art will be seen by thousands throughout the City of St. John’s and surrounding areas, and on social media!
Interested? Please submit:
- 3 images of your work (We encourage artists to submit samples of work that has already been produced.)
- A 200-word bio
- A link to your website or portfolio through the submission form below.
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 announce Business and Arts NL’s Explore Art NL public art app launching this summer.
Our mission is simple: We want to use the Genesis GV80 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, July 22 by 11:59 pm
- The successful candidate will be contacted by July 26.
- The car will be wrapped and hitting the streets by mid-August.
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 truck. Reference the photos above. Anything that is white will be wrapped! 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 vector-based 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?
JPGs under 10MB. Please label each file with the following format 01_Artists_Name
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 a scalable work that they can adapt to the individual panels.
Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org. We will get back to you within 2 business days.