Radius Housing is calling all promising young Picassos, Banksys or Hockneys from across Northern Ireland to enter their ‘Art from the Heart’ competition.
Radius provides housing and care and support services for over 30,000 people including families, elderly and vulnerable people, many of whom are currently self-isolating and unable to see family and friends at this time. Our plan is to help brighten their days by distributing artwork submitted to our sheltered housing and care home residents. The winning artwork will also be published and displayed extensively throughout Northern Ireland.
Art work submitted will be judged by a prestigious panel of experts, including:
- Celebrated Derry/Londonderry artist Conor Larkin
- Nisha Tandon, Executive Director of ArtsEkta
- Conor Shields, Community Arts Partnership
- Diana Fitzsimons Chair of Radius Housing.
Given the prestigious nature of the panel we are particularly keen to encourage GCSE and A level Art students to get involved. Students are invited to submit a picture that represents ‘Community Spirit’
There is a category prize for 14-18 year old's of £100 voucher and the overall winner from all age categories will receive a much sought after Nintendo Switch.
The message from our Chief Executive John McLean, Radius Housing to your students is:
“Our Art from the Heart competition will give budding young artists across Northern Ireland, not only a chance to spread some joy to the older generation, but also to showcase their own creative talent. We have exciting plans to go large to showcase the winning entries….so I would encourage all young people, particularly GCSE and A’ Level art students to send us your work, you never know where you may see it in future!
We are living through extraordinary times and this competition aims to capture the amazing sense of support and generosity being witnessed all across Northern Ireland and perhaps leave a legacy embodying that community spirit and kindness which we can all be proud of.”
The competition deadline for entries is 8th May 2020.
Entries can be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org or posted FREEPOST to: FREEPOST RSBH-RZZA-UUAE, 38-52 Lisburn Road, Belfast BT9 6AA.