Open call for mural artist for public art in Kilburn Town Centre

Camden Council are working with Brent Council and the Greater London Authority (GLA), through the High Streets for All Challenge, to commission a public art project for Kilburn Town Centre.

The councils want to identify a mural artist to work with the community to create a public art installation on the north and south facades of the Network Rail bridge spanning Kilburn High Road at Brondesbury Station that:

  • promotes Kilburn’s unique identity 
  • is accessible to residents and visitors
  • is relevant to the local historic and culture of the area 
  • is an enhancement to the town centre
  • is durable and will act as a permanent feature.

Both councils are seeking to work with artists to deliver a prominent mural, with a design inspired by the culture, heritage and diversity of the local area. The council’s want the project to provide a recognisable design that promotes and celebrates Kilburn. The selected artist will develop designs with local residents in Kilburn, providing opportunities for participation throughout the creative process.

To ensure work completes before winter months, we seek to commence this project over the summer period.

The council’s welcome applications from artists of diverse backgrounds including gender, sexual orientation, race and ethnicity. Brent Council are leading the process and all proposals should be submitted online by 13 May 2022.

Find out more and respond to the call for proposals online.

The commission is being funded by Brent Council’s Neighbourhood Community Infrastructure Levy (NCIL) and funding secured by Camden Council through the Mayor of London’s High Streets for All Challenge. Complimenting Camden’s Future High Street prospectus, the Mayor of London's £4m fund is supported by the London Economic Action Partnership (LEAP) to enable local partnerships to bring forward and co-design innovative high street recovery strategies and proposals.