International developer CTP has launched a new mural art competition for illustrators, visual artists, painters and graphic designers – CTP Art Wall. For this project, CTP will provide enormous space – the walls of their own industrial buildings. In doing so, selected CTParks will create a unique outdoor art gallery. Besides support during the realisation, CTP will also award two winners with a financial reward totalling CZK 200 000 (EUR 7,560).
The international competition CTP Art Wall is unprecedented on the Czech cultural scene. “I’m delighted that we have succeeded in linking art and business. We want to help artists to present their work in non-traditional format while raising the cultural level of our country,” said Remon Vos, CEO of CTP, adding: “I truly believe that we will be able to discover interesting and even new talents.”
The main objective of the project is to improve the public space and the “beautification” of industrial and logistics halls, not only in the Czech Republic, but also in other countries of Central and Eastern Europe where CTP operates. Winners of the first year will be given the opportunity to create artwork on two walls of CTP’s industrial buildings, one at the CTPark Humpolec near the D1 motorway and the other one at CTPark Prague Airport. Altogether, CTP will provide more than 6,500 sqm of space.
Of all registered artists, the jury will first select top 10, and then announce the winners at a gala evening. The jury will be composed of representatives of CTP, CBRE, Architect Acht, Global Street Art, DRAWetc. and representatives of the locations.
“We did not put any limits in terms of the topic of the work,” says Remon Vos. “We want to give space to creativity and fantasy. We will also evaluate the work on the basis of the relation to the location, whether environmental or thematic.”