Brighouse Arts Festival launches Art Challenge

Having seen many of the amazing art responses to Covid-19 that people have been displaying in their windows, the organisers of the Brighouse Arts Festival wanted to find a way to boost community art work in the borough.

Therefore, for the whole length of June, the new Creative Art Challenge is open for submissions. A fun artistic challenge to create artwork inspired by our amazing NHS, key workers and/or your response to the current lockdown. This project has been supported by Creative Minds, an NHS charity hosted by South West Yorkshire Partnership NHS Foundation Trust (SWYFPT) and is open to anyone, of any age, from Calderdale and Kirklees who want to boost their well-being by taking part in this challenge.

Submitted artwork must create a fantastic spirit of optimism which unites around our shared emotions and gives us hope for the future. Your inspiration might be the NHS or it might be the wonderful spring flowers in gardens and open parks, or indeed anything that captures your imagination in a positive way during the lockdown. Brighouse Arts Festival will then share works on their online gallery and on their social media.

Ten of their favourite entries will be selected to be exhibited as part of the Brighouse Arts Festival in October (virus regulations permitting). Not only that, one lucky entrant will be selected as a winning entry and they will win a framed version of their artwork to keep.

Send Brighouse Arts Festival a photo of your art work and they will exhibit it online. Don’t forget to include your name and contact details.

It’s free to enter so start now, your art may be chosen for the festival exhibition!

Email your submissions to: brighouseartsfestival@gmail.com

Festival website: www.brighouseartsfestival.co.uk

Creative Minds website: www.creativemindsuk.com