Sitio da Camara Municipal de Lisboa

Artist MURO LX_21 Open Call

FRAMEWORK

Considered one of the most important worldwide cities in the artistic production in graffiti and street art, Lisbon will host the 4th Edition of "MURO | Urban Art Festival Lx_2021", between the 3rd and 11th July, organized by the Urban Art Gallery (Galeria de Arte Urbana - GAU) from Lisbon City Council (Câmara Muncipal de Lisboa) together with a wide range of partners.

The MURO | Urban Art Festival Lx_2021 will take place in the Parish Council of Parque das Nações with an area of intervention that extends from Avenida Marechal Gomes da Costa to Parque Tejo.

For this 4th edition of MURO, the event core is: THE WALL THAT (RE)UNITES US, addressing in each unit of interventions a specific topic: Urban culture, Multiculturality and Sustainability.

3 units and 3 topics under the main Theme:
PARQUE TEJO: URBAN CULTURE
(hip-hop, graffiti, breakdance, music, sports)

CASAL DOS MACHADOS: MULTICULTURALITY
(community, nations, cultures, equality)

AVENIDA DE PÁDUA: SUSTAINABILITY
(planet, ecosystem, sea, land, air, 3 r's - reduce, reuse and recycle)

The Festival Muro is the moment when we aim to bring together the urban art community around interventions carried out in public spaces, demonstrating the vigor and freshness that urban art represents for the city of Lisbon.

With the (Re)union as its motto, we emphasize the importance that the urban art community represents for the implementation of this Festival. And then there is the multiculturalism, the richness of the city that we can find in each place where we create urban art projects, and in what the Parish of Parque das Nações is represented, where all Nations were invited to participate in Expo 98, the motor of requalification of that parish, today a central reference in the city of Lisbon.
The existing collection of Public Art is now joined by a wide range of Urban Art interventions, in its various aspects such as Graffiti, Street Art, Sculpture, Light, Tiles, Lettering.

OBJECTIVE

The purpose of this Open Call is to elect the best proposal for the artistic intervention to be held on one of the defined surfaces.

INTERVENTION AREA

The intervention area that is located in the Bairro do Casal dos Machados, where 10 gables will be intervened. These contain small bathroom windows, and have an area of about 252 m2.

In drawing up the proposals, one should seek to take advantage of the configuration and arrangement of the various architectural elements that define the area of intervention, working as a whole.

THEME / TOPIC

3 units and 3 topics under the main Theme:

PARQUE TEJO: URBAN CULTURE
(hip-hop, graffiti, breakdance, music, sports)

CASAL DOS MACHADOS: MULTICULTURALITY
(community, nations, cultures, equality)

AVENIDA DE PÁDUA: SUSTAINABILITY
(planet, ecosystem, sea, land, air, 3 r's - reduce, reuse and recycle)

The Festival Muro is the moment when we aim to bring together the urban art community around interventions carried out in public spaces, demonstrating the vigor and freshness that urban art represents for the city of Lisbon.

With the (Re)union as its motto, we emphasize the importance that the urban art community represents for the implementation of this Festival. And then there is the multiculturalism, the richness of the city that we can find in each place where we create urban art projects, and in what the Parish of Parque das Nações is represented, where all Nations were invited to participate in Expo 98, the motor of requalification of that parish, today a central reference in the city of Lisbon.
The existing collection of Public Art is now joined by a wide range of Urban Art  interventions, in its various aspects such as Graffiti, Street Art, Sculpture, Light, Tiles, Lettering.

Thus, participants should be inspired by the universe of (Re)union, in a generic way, and the topic of the Multicultural (communities, nations, cultures, equality) as a starting point for the creation of their artistic intervention proposals.

PARTICIPATION

Any person, individually or in groups, national or foreign., may participate in this Open Call.

Applicants may submit a maximum of 3 proposals.

Artists invited by GAU to perform other artistic interventions under the MURO | Urban Art Festival Lx_2021 event will not be able to participate in this Open Call.

INSTRUCTION OF PROPOSALS

Proposals should be sent to GAU’s e-mail address: Opens window for sending emailgau@cm-lisboa.pt, with the following elements:

- Application Form filled/completed;

- Mock Up of the intervention proposal (scheme drawn from the idea to be implemented, from the image included in the application form).

The files containing the proposals must be submited in PDF format and should not exceed a maximum limit of 3Mb.

Opens external link in new windowDownload here the OPEN CALL and the Application form

COMPETITION SCHEDULE

Deadline for receipt of proposals - 23:59 pm 19th of May
▸ Jury meeting - May 25th
▸ Announcement of the results - May 26th
▸ Execution of the work will take place during the month of July