Brilliant Brighton is the name given to the Brighton City Centre Business Improvement District (BID).
A BID is a group of businesses that come together to fund a range of improvements to a town or city centre for the benefit of all. In Brighton’s case the businesses fund the annual Christmas Lights, the city centre Ambassadors, the Brilliant Brighton website and social media as well as a project to ‘Dress the City’ in the summer months from May through to September. To find out more, visit us online at www.brilliantbrighton.com/about.
Next summer, we want to adorn the city centre with bright, colourful designs which will be seen by millions of city centre visitors to Brighton. There will also be a significant online PR exercise to promote the summer dressing campaign as well as radio and press coverage, helping to raise the profile of the winning artist within the city and beyond.
The project will go live in time for the beginning of the Brighton Arts Festival in May. Your designs will be in place above Western Road and North Street in time for the annual Children’s’ Parade and will stay in situ until the end of September 2023. Your artwork will become the city’s summer ‘brand’ and give you unparalleled exposure to a local, national and international audience.
The 2023 theme is Brighton Buzz. The city centre has 15 cross street banner points (see below) which cross Western Road, North Street and Market St. We would like to see as much colour and flare as possible to give Brighton’s 11m visitors a real welcome to our vibrant, colourful city. The design brief is purposefully loose to allow as much freedom as possible – however, we would expect the concepts to be Brighton & Hove focussed, with graphics showcasing everything that is great about Brighton & Hove, from its diverse, alternative nature to its family friendly activities, attractions and… buzz.
Please submit your website link along with a brief art CV, covering letter along with brief concept ideas to Gavin Stewart via the email address below: