MULTIPLY Design Competition

Deadline: 25/01/2021  |  Published: 05/01/2021  |  Venue: online  |  City: Leeds  |  Region: West Yorkshire  |  Country: United Kingdom  |  Old Red Bus Station

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We are calling for all local designers, illustrators and artists to respond to the theme MULTIPLY, to consider their experiences of the pandemic and use this opportunity to 'speak out visually'.

Part of the ‘Save Old Red’ Campaign

Background

In 2016 the bus station on Vicar lane was transformed into 'The Old Red Bus Station', a cultural, food and drink, and events space. Five years later it has become one of the most loved venues in Leeds, with a DIY ethic, vegan canteen, bar, exhibition space and underground club / event space. ORBS has been giving Leeds raw, cutting edge music ever since and has continued to have an emphasis on supporting new and local talent. 

Like many venues in the UK, ORBS had to close its doors due to COVID-19 and is now at risk of never opening again. Now, with the recent variant and lockdown, the venue is in real need of support. 

Context

The team at ORBS are developing a series of online events and projects that will continue to focus on supporting new, young and local talent and at the same time fundraise for the venue. The first project for 2021 is a design competition based on the theme 'Multiply'.

The virus has to multiply its genetic material, which consists of a single long RNA strand. This task is performed by the viral "copy machine" (Max Planck Institute for Biophysical Chemistry)

We are calling for all local designers, illustrators and artists to respond to the theme MULTIPLY, to consider their experiences of the pandemic and use this opportunity to 'speak out visually'. 

Brief

Responding to the theme 'Multiply' we would like you to design one/all or a mixture of the following:

1.   Turntable Slip Mat 

2.   CDJ / Technics Skin

3.   Cassette Inlay 

Please use templates for all submissions to ensure correct dimensions. You can download the templates here.

Winning designs

Winners will be selected by the design team at the Old Red Bus Station.

Winning designs will be showcased on our online DJ competition in Feb 2021. A selection of winning submissions and artists will also feature on our website throughout February & March. The overall winner will have a solo show at ORBS later in 2021, with private view and publicity across our networks. 

Please note: the winning design/s will be printed and sold as part of the 'Save Old Red' fundraiser merch on our online shop. 

 

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Who is eligible for this opportunity?
People from Leeds & its surrounding areas.
When is the deadline?
25/01/2021
How many works can I submit?
At least one design or a total of four designs (one design for each format):
1 x slip mat
1 x CDJ/ Turntable Skin (one of each)
1 x Cassette Inlay
When is the delivery date?
Digital Submissions. Winning submissions will need to be submitted electronically. We will send details of how to do this to individuals.
When do I need to collect my work?
N/A
How much does it cost?
It is free to enter
Are there payments to artists?
No
Is there a private view / opening?
Winning submissions will be featured online. The overall Winner will have the opportunity of a solo show at ORBS later in 2021. This is TBA.
What are the exhibition opening hours?
Winning Submissions and artists will have a feature on the Old Red Bus Station's website through February & March.
Does the location have disabled access?
N/A
What publicity will be provided as part of the opportunity?
Yes
Do I need to be present?
No
Where will my venue be listed?
N/A
How do you decide on proposals?
Panel of designers will choose artworks. We will be looking for a clear response to the theme MULTIPLY. We are interested in anything you have to say (visually and text) that comments on your experience of the pandemic.
What happens if my proposal is chosen?
We will contact you via email to let you know. If you are chosen, you will need to send us high res images that can be printed to be showcased at our online DJ event and for the fundraising merchandise.
What kind of proposals are you looking for?
Bold & brave imagery designed using the templates for the DJ & music formats.

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