BLIND WALLS OPEN CALL (CLOSED)

Have you always wanted to make a mural? Looking for a space to experiment on a large scale? Are you a designer, illustrator or artist and residing in the Netherlands or Belgium? Then apply for the Blind Walls Open Call!

Why participate

With the Blind Walls Open Call we offer 8 makers the chance to make their first big mural under the guidance of experts. One final winner can create a public mural in the Summer of 2022. This is a paid job in the public space of Breda, the mural will be added to the collection of Blind Walls Gallery. So you’ll get a spot between international professionals! 

Who are you

You are a graphic designer, illustrator or artist, residing in the Netherlands or Belgium. You would love to make a mural in the public space of Breda. There are no criteria for age or level of education. You are available to come to Breda at the given dates. 

How to apply

Fill in your contact information and motivation in the form below, and add a PDF-file of your portfolio (max. 8 pages and 10MB).  

Deadline

You can apply until Friday, May 6th 00:00. 

Selection

All participants will be invited to the MADE YOU LOOK conference in the Chassé Theatre on May 10th. During this event, the coaches will talk about their work and share tips and experiences. At the end of the afternoon the selection of 8 makers will be announced. These makers will be selected by a professional jury. 

Creating a design

After the selection, the selected makers get an elaborate design-briefing. From this briefing, they will make a design for a part of the Wallspot. During this process, from sketch to realisation, every maker will get guidance from a coach. 

Painting weekend

On Saturday May 28 and Sunday May 29, the 8 selected makers get the chance to translate their design to an actual mural on the Wallspot. Sunday will be a festive day and visitors, press and admirers are welcome to come and have a look. 

Jury

  • David Roos – curator and creative director of STRAAT museum in Amsterdam.
  • Gabi Brunhoso – winner Open Call 2021.
  • Dennis Elbers – founder, director and curator at Graphic Matters and Blind Walls Gallery. 

Coaches 

Saïd Kinos
Jan van der Ploeg
Ilse Weisfelt
Guido de Boer
Jeroen Erosie
Nina Valkhoff
Jasmine Roemendael
Hedof

Important dates

Deadline May 6
MADE YOU LOOK May 10
Schilderweekend May 28 & 29
Realisatie Blind Wall Summer 2022


APPLICATIONS CLOSED


*MADE YOU LOOK

wall talk beyond street art

May 10 | Chassé Theatre

On May 10th we’re hosting the first edition of MADE YOU LOOK in the Chassé Theatre. Thé muralism conference with wall talk beyond street art. Speakers such as Saïd Kinos, Jan van der Ploeg, Ilse Weisfelt and others share memorable anecdotes and give an insight into their working methods*. We will also announce the 8 makers that are selected for the Blind Walls Open Call 2022. Free entrance (worth €17,50) for all Open Call participants!

*This event is Dutch spoken.