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Artistic responses from NTU students, colleagues and alumni for Global Week 2020

NTU Global are seeking artists and makers to produce an artwork that reflects the themes of Global week in February 2020.

Creative students at Global Week
Global Week artist call-out

About Global Week:

Global Week takes place across the City, Clifton and Brackenhurst Campuses every February to celebrate the rich cultural diversity of NTU’s students and colleagues. It has a fun festival vibe with a wealth of stalls, performances, talks and events offering delicious traditional food, interactive games, cultural arts, crafts and sports. Global Week is a chance for students and colleagues to showcase their culture or a global subject (such as climate change, plastic waste or migration).

What we are looking for:

We are looking for a current student, NTU colleague or NTU alumni to produce a creative response to Global Week, which will have a public engagement element between 24 – 25 February at the Clifton Campus in the Pavilion and 27 – 28 February at the City Campus in the Newton building. We are looking for a creative individual or more than one person to work with Global Week volunteers and current students to produce a visual/sculptural/digital piece which can be the centre point of Global Week. The artwork will be positioned in the Pavilion at Clifton Campus or at the City Campus in Central Court/the Old Chemistry Theatre within the Newton building.

What is the theme?

We are keen to see proposals that include recycled/upcycled or natural materials and themes that include culture, climate change, migration, plastic waste, connecting globally, sustainability and biodiversity. Please bear in mind that you will only have two days to develop the piece and therefore there might be some pre-work that needs to take place to prepare materials/sculptural pieces. The artwork used at Global Week must be a new piece of artwork and not an existing piece.

Working with the public and in a public space:

The ideal proposal would allow others to get involved easily and for the piece to be ever evolving and freestanding. It is our aim to involve as many students and NTU colleagues as possible and therefore we are keen to see a vibrant piece that would encourage a lot of participation and photo opportunities. As candidates will be working to develop a piece in a public space, it is essential that materials do not present a trip or slip hazard. Ideally the selected candidate will have some experience of producing and exhibiting artwork and/or engaging the public (for example delivering workshops/demonstrations and talks).

Why get involved?

This is a great opportunity to create the first artistic response to Global Week and to get paid for it! The successful candidates will have a professional photograph taken with their artwork and will have the work promoted through the central marketing and NTU Global social media accounts. Undergraduate students will have the opportunity to add the experience to their Higher Education Achievement Report (HEAR).

Artist/materials fee:

NTU Global are offering a £200 fee (£100 and up to £100 for materials/travel) to one proposal for the City Campus and one proposal for Clifton Campus that best demonstrates the ideas and themes of Global Week. You will need to provide receipts for materials/travel.

Apply here:

To submit a proposal please complete the following form by Friday 31 January 2020:

The form asks you for contact details and to provide the following information:

  • What do you want to create and how does it relate to the themes of Global Week? (200 words max)
  • Tell us about the materials and processes you will use. (200 words max)
  • How will people engage with the artwork? (200 words max)

Please supply sketches/designs, artist CV and any other relevant information by email to

Search #NTUGlobalWeek on Twitter and Instagram to see photos and posts from previous years. Visit to find out more.


Your proposal will be selected by a panel of judges from NTU Global and the NTU art departments. Unfortunately, we cannot provide individual feedback on unsuccessful proposals.

Deadline to apply has been extended to: Friday 31 January 2020.

Send enquiries by email to Lucy Stevens: before Friday 31 January.

Artistic responses from NTU students, colleagues and alumni for Global Week 2020

Published on 19 March 2019
  • Subject area: Business, management and marketing
  • Category: Current students; Nottingham Business School

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