Initiated by the non profit organisation, Athens Partnership , a program titled “This is Athens – Polis,” aims to clean up the city’s historic center by eliminating tags and other vandalism on the city’s walls, and at the same time add a new creative touch, for which an open call for artists has been issued. The organization aims to clean 20.000 square meters of walls, some of which form part of buildings designed by distinguished architects such as Ernst Ziller and Panagiotis Kalkos.
To add some color to the streets, about 100 phone company cable terminals in the area will be decorated by local artists, who are now asked to send in their ideas. Any ideas are welcome, and artists may provide more than one suggestion. The artworks will be treated as permanent installations.
For a chance to have your artwork on permanent display somewhere in Athens’ historic center, send a short resume (max. 150 words), a description of your idea (max. 150 words) and 1-2 sketches (preferably scale 1:20) to: [email protected].
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