About the competition:
The Longest Urban Artwork in Denmark
In the spring of 2013 a very long, very dull and very grey wall in Copenhagen will be transformed into the longest piece of street art in Danish history.
The transformation is part of a prestigious competition â€˜The Ã˜restad Street Art Competitionâ€™ financed by The Municipality of Copenhagen. The city of Copenhagen invites artists from all over the world to submit their vision for transforming the wall into a spectacular work of art.
The wall is over 271 meters long and placed in the middle of cutting-edge and award winning architecture.
Copenhagen is looking for one artist who can create a powerful artwork that will continually amaze the citizens of the city. Whether the artist works freehand or with stencils, uses a brush, rollers or aerosol paint, creep around the streets under the cover of darkness, or exhibit his/her work at galleries around the world, the city of Copenhagen wants a submission.
The winner will receive:
100.000 DKK (app. 17.500 USD)
Free accommodation in Copenhagen
All materials required for the completion of your work, provided in full.
30.000 DKK (app. 5.200 USD) provided for assistants. The artist can either choose to bring his or her own assistants or get them provided by ArtRebels.
Jesper Elg – Co-founder of the contemporary art gallery V1 Gallery and currently a member of the Danish Art Council of International Visual Arts.
CLEAN – One of the most versatile Danish street artists.
Lasse Korsemann Horne – Danish editor behind the most comprehensive publication on street art in Danish.
A representative from the Danish Arts Committee.
Mia Ellgaard – Representative from â€Homeowners Ã˜restad Cityâ€.
Tina Saaby – Danish City Architect.
Peter Larsson – From â€œCPH City & Port Developmentâ€, one of Denmarkâ€™s largest urban development corporations.
‘The Ã˜restad Street Art Competition is financed by the Municipality of Copenhagen and the art project is a cooporation between a diverse group of people from the small creative Copenhagen based company ArtRebels, to the homeowners of Ã˜restad city, Street Art Utopia, Bella Center Copenhagen, Molotow and the CPH City & Port Development.
Deadline for submission is the 16th of December 2012 and the winner will be announced in mid January 2013.
Follow this link to read more about the competition