CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS: Fund for 2019 cultural projects on Castle Gateway
April 17, 2019
Ideas and pitches that bring the Castle Gateway area of York to life are being sought from artists, musicians and creatives that live in the city, as part of a new initiative to animate this key part of the city centre.
The £30,000 fund for cultural projects has been set aside by City of York Council, and is available for projects taking place in the Castle Gateway area – which stretches from the Ouse to Fossgate – between July and November 2019. Bids for the fund are welcome from anyone who lives within the boundaries of the City of York, and it is anticipated it will fund at least two to four projects.
These projects will provide a window into the exciting future planned for the Castle Gateway area. The masterplan prioritises high quality public spaces – including one to replace Castle Car Park – at the heart of its regeneration, and organisers are particularly keen to receive ideas for events on Castle Car Park.
The team behind York Mediale is managing and co-ordinating the distribution of funds, on behalf of City of York Council. Entries will be considered by an expert panel which includes representatives of City of York Council, Make It York, York BID and York Mediale, along with two arts industry specialists from nationally respected organisations. It is an open brief, but they are particularly interested to receive projects that include events and installations that celebrate the future of York – where heritage meets hi-tech. The project should be free for the public to enjoy, with content suitable for all ages; accessibility, inclusion and economic impact will be assessed as part of the judging process.