LATITUDE LAUNCHES ‘ART CARAVAN’ COMPETITION WITH CHANNEL 4 MASTER CRAFTSMAN WILL HARDIE

Latitude festival has teamed up with Will Hardie, the master craftsman behind Channel 4’s Amazing Spaces and Shed of the Year, plus the creative minds behind Electric Picnic festival’s Trailer Park to launch an art caravan competition. Grants of up to £2000 will be available for creators to invent, design, build and host their own caravan or mobile structure at this year’s Latitude. The most jaw-dropping and inspiring ideas will be developed for a new ‘mobiletropolis’ set within the festival.

A judging panel led by designer, maker, artist and craftsman Will Hardie will read proposals. Joining Roz and Hugo Jellett, the creative directors of Trailer Park, they will choose the best ideas (or the best sounding creators) and work with them to bring the wacky designs into being. Winners will be invited with a team of friends to host the creation at Latitude.

Artists, architects, theatre-makers, performance groups and creators of all sorts, with an appetite for what makes a festival really sing, are being invited to submit their most amazing designs, and up to 10 grants (between £400 and £2000) are being offered for this year’s festival. Entrants can turn a caravan (or something with wheels that can come and go) into something implausibly wonderful, and Latitude will give it a home from home, in the brand-new Trailer Park area.

Trailer Park will become Latitude’s moment of madness, a haven of hilarious caravans, utilitarian mobile homes that have undergone surgery, vans re-functioned and campers converted. Collectively, they will create a metropolis of tiny venues, interactive cultural outposts, fun-clinics and oddball theatres.

The deadline for entries is 30th March.

All entries should be submitted online and any further questions should be submitted to trailerparkcaravanchallenge@gmail.com

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