It’s no surprise to find that Britain, post-referendum is yet to cool-off from its decision to depart. A number of issues have arisen following the ‘Brexit’, with a surge of Britons applying for citizenship in EU countries and further claims of firms planning to leave the UK. However, the most worrying issue of them all is the increase in hate crimes in the country.
London Mayor Sadiq Khan has risen to the occasion in light of the recent troubles and is turning to creatives & agencies to help tackle problems. It is important to remember that art isn’t solely a tool to appease our eyes, but it is also a useful mode of self-expression.
Hence why The London Mayor, Sadiq Khan is requesting for creatives to submit work for an open-source campaign to reassure all that London is open and welcoming to people from diverse backgrounds. ” The Mayor would like to encourage creatives to submit a visual interpretation of #LondonIsOpen as part of an open source campaign, a spokesman claims.
The brief is simple – spread the message that London remains open for business, music, food, art and more using the hashtag ‘#LondonIsOpen’. Submissions must be original work or work that expresses the message of the campaign.
A few of the work chosen will be showcased at an exhibition at City Hall in September, across social media and on other physical/digital platforms e.g. billboards, theatres and events until the end of the year.
For your chance to get involved – all you have to do is send submissions to firstname.lastname@example.org with the title “London is open submission” by 22 July or submit using the hashtag #LondonIsOpen.