Forgotten Spaces (open call) – closing 12 Feb

“We want citizens of Belfast to share the unloved spaces of the city which catch their attention. Maybe you have a story of what they once were, what you imagine they could be, or even find a particular beauty/interest in what they are at the moment. Creative responses are particularly encouraged.

Belfast is full of underused, overlooked and unloved spaces. Pockets of neglected land, development sites in limbo, vacant buildings, lonely car parks, empty windows. The first step to change is imagining how something could be different from what is now, so let’s bring these forgotten spaces into focus.”

This Open Call is the first phase of a process where we will highlight, gather and map a range of overlooked, underused and unloved spaces with the view to making actual use of them in future programming with the Imagine Festival and other partners.

It is open to EVERYONE to participate. Submissions will be exhibited on the Imagine Belfast Festival website during February 2023, mapped and presented at a special focus event and prize giving during the festival (location TBC).

Category prizes of (£100, £75 and £50) will be allocated by public vote and by a selection panel (TBA).

Deadline for entry, February 12th 2023

Forgotten Spaces (open call)

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