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CALL FOR PROPOSALS 

We are excited to announce that we've opened our call for proposals for PARK(ing) Day 2021! Submissions are due on 24 January 2021, with PARK(ing) Day itself scheduled for Friday 5 March. The following Friday 12 March is set aside in case of bad weather. 

We've also increased the fee paid to participants from $150 to $300 for this round.

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 created and allocated, and to improve the quality of urban human habitat. We welcome submissions from creatives and community groups interested in taking over a Cuba Street car park for the course of one day. 

Download the full brief here

 

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

The Wellington Sculpture Trust was established in 1983 and is a voluntary and independent charitable trust dedicated to enriching Wellington by providing contemporary innovative public art for the city.