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Open Call for Artists: The Global Goal Gables Project

Artists are invited to apply for the Global Goal Gables Project. In this project, artists will create works of art on gables in Danish towns. The art forms will, for example, include painting, graphic arts, audio and light exhibitions, literature, opera, sculptures, architecture, design and street dance.

Tartu 2024 stend.
Photo: Mana Kaasik
21. Sep Kaidi-Lisa Kivisalu

Photo: Mana Kaasik

The Central Denmark Region has launched the Global Goal Gables initiative in collaboration with the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals. The project emphasises global perspectives and cooperation between involved parties such as artists, municipalities, towns and local cultural entrepreneurs.

The Global Goal Gables in the Central Denmark Region will involve 17 gables, 17 art forms, 17 collaborative partners, 17 artists, 17 weeks and 17 global UN goals.

Expectations for the applications

In order to participate in the Open Call, you must send us a pitch of no more than 2 A4 pages containing your proposal for an art gable. The artwork must be new. You can present it in the shape of words, drawings, images and/or photographs. You are welcome to refer to a website containing further information.

  • In the application, you must clearly state the town (and global goals and art form) which you wish to work with.

  • You must also consider in the application how you plan to turn the artwork into a lasting exhibition for a 5-year time period. You must describe how sustainability plays a role in the development and execution of your artwork.

  • You should also state your expectations of the local work group, and the target group(s) that you are interested in addressing such as school children, senior citizens, corporate players etc.

  • Please also detail your plans for collaborating with the allotted town in the time leading up to the presentation/performance taking place on the Friday and/or the Saturday in the same week.

You can find an overview of art forms, global goals, towns, locations and local expectations of the art works in Danish here.


The pitch (2 pages) and budget may not exceed 10 MB in total, and the file(s) should be sent digitally to [email protected] before Friday October 8 2021 at 23.59.

On Friday October 29 2021, the project will officially name the artists that have been selected.

The Global Goal Gables Project will be launched at an art reception in between the 17th (April 25-May 1) and 38th (September 19-25) week of the year in 2022. All 17 art receptions will livestream to other cities and towns in Europe. The recordings will also be used to promote the ‘Global Goal Gables Project in the Central Region of Denmark’.


Every art gable will be funded with up to DKK 115,000 / EUR 15,000. Your application should include both the pitch and a realistic budget. The budget should include entries for materials, project execution and a salary for the artist.

Travel, accommodation and meals are settled through a separate account. DKK 10,000 / EUR 1,300 have been set aside per gable to cover these expenses.

Expenses relating to the technical production of the art gable, live-streaming, marketing, meetings, receptions and so on will be settled for the whole project.

The 17 art gables will be permanently exhibited for 5 years. Afterwards, the owners of the gables will be responsible for the art works.

Contact information

Should you have any questions concerning the project, you are welcome to contact project coordinator Maibritt Larsson at: [email protected] or by phone: 0045 2086 6604.