Parking Day 2017 Call for Proposals

CALL FOR PROPOSALS 

Once again, the Wellington Sculpture Trust, in association with the Wellington City Council, is organising a Wellington version of PARK(ing) Day in March 2017. Next year, we have decided to schedule it on Friday 10 March, to enable greater engagement for people at the end of their working week and who might spend a little more time wandering around the Parks, especially in their lunch-time or at the end of their day.

This year's PARK(ing) Day was very successful, and resulted in the Trust receiving the Best Walking Project at the Golden Foot Walking Awards. We want to build on this success by aiming for a larger and even more successful event next year. We are therefore increasing the amount paid to exhibitors and increasing the value of the People's Choice Award. There will also be an increase in publicity around the event to make it a much anticipated regular feature of Wellington's lively street-scape.

We are seeking applications from people or groups who would like to take over an inner city car park for this day. 

Applications are due by Wednesday 8 February 2017.

 

For more information download the brief here.

Or you can contact us at wellingtonsculpture@xtra.co.nz - 04 4996644

To view last years entries click here

 

Image above: Golden Section, 2017, Occupation: Artists

 

Background

Usually held in the northern hemisphere in September, PARK(ing) Day is an annual open-source global event where citizens, artists and designers collaborate temporarily to transform metered parking spaces into “PARK(ing)” spaces: temporary public places. The mission of PARK(ing) Day is to call attention to the need for more urban open space, to generate critical debate around how public space is used, created and allocated, and to improve the quality of urban human habitat … at least until the meter runs out! 

We have changed our PARK(ing) Days to March when the weather is better.

The original PARK(ing) Day concept was initiated by Rebar, www.rebargroup.org