[FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE] Call for Artwork: Hillside 2019
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
SEPTEMBER 6th, 2018
Hillside Festival is seeking an artist to create the artwork for our 2019/20 festival branding!
This is a paid commission that requires the conception and execution of two pieces that form a unified pair with similar looks and concepts. The main artwork will be for the summer festival (July 2019), with the supplementary piece for our winter festival–Hillside Inside–which will take place in February, 2020.
The selected artwork will be used throughout all marketing, including posters, website, advertising, promotional products, merchandise, etc., in both print and digital formats. We will help direct the selected artist to craft the final product.
Hillside’s core values are creativity, altruism, equality, environmentalism, and peacemaking and we seek to promote these values through artistic expression, community engagement and environmental leadership. We are a festival built upon belonging, volunteerism, and, of course, great music. We are also a community festival, so themes related to the creation of ties and bonds are also of importance. In the past, many artworks have highlighted the festival’s natural location, on an island at Guelph Lake Conservation Area, but this is not necessary. We are looking to evoke some aspect(s) of the festival.
Because the artwork will be used on screen-printed merchandise and at many sizes, simplicity and boldness are assets.
Please refer to the timeline below to ensure you will be available during the creation and consultation period.
WHO CAN SUBMIT
The call is open to anyone who is interested–illustrators, painters, graphic artists, printmakers, photo artists/manipulators, etc. Students, hobbyists, and professionals are all welcome to submit concepts and all will be given equal consideration. Please, no conventional photography submissions; we aren’t planning a photo-based poster for 2019. The ability to turn your art submission into a vector will be considered an asset, but is not a requirement.
The artist selected will be expected to work in consultation with the Festival in accordance with the following schedule:
HOW TO SUBMIT
WHAT TO SUBMIT
The selected artist will work with the Hillside Festival Marketing Committee and graphic designer to develop the final artwork.