EOI Urban Art and Anti-Graffiti Education Project

Expressions of Interest - Urban Art and Anti-Graffiti Education Project

The Town is seeking proposals from suitably qualified professional artists to develop and implement an urban art project with young people from Perth Inner City Youth Service (PICYS). The project will encompass providing effective education and mentoring to the young people from PICYS through installing urban art at identified graffiti hotspots in the West Leederville precinct.

Urban Art can be used as a graffiti prevention strategy, often most effective at ‘hotspot’ locations. Anecdotal evidence of the success in urban art as a graffiti prevention strategy is very strong throughout WA metropolitan local councils. Other benefits of undertaking urban art projects may include:

• The development of artistic skills in legal settings;
• Enhance public spaces through exciting and innovative artworks;
• Improve the rapport between the artists and community; and
• To enhance the participant knowledge on the issues surrounding graffiti vandalism and associated consequences.

This project will be a partnership where you will work and collaborate with Perth Inner City Youth Service (PICYS) and their young people to empower them to bring their ideas and vision to the art project. The project will encompass two urban art projects these include;

1. Bus Shelter – Cambridge Street (outside Butters Café), West Leederville – Art install This project will provide an opportunity to brighten an old and unsightly bus shelter which is on a main access road through the Town.

2. PICYS community car – vinyl wrap art install. PICYS use their vehicles doing community work, so this project will present the opportunity to showcase a design that will be seen far and wide.

With all aspects of the project you will be working in partnership with PICYS, which will require conducting up to 4 workshops with their young people to facilitate the project. The young people will lead the design ideas and must be included in the install of the art.

More information can be found here: EOI Urban Art and Anti-Graffiti Education Project(PDF, 242KB)

Any queries can be directed to the Town’s Community Safety Officer, Mrs Claire Turnbull on 9347 6085 or mail@cambridge.wa.gov.au 

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