The Secretariat of Culture and Creative Economy of the Federal District of Brazil (SECEC) launched a public call for proposals that will select 15 graffiti artists to contribute works to the “Planaltina Arte Urbana” event, an artistic intervention scheduled for the 1st to the 4th of October. The event is planned to take place at the Cultural Complex of the Planaltina Region and is will commemorate its 161 years history, the oldest administrative district of the Federal government.

The project is seen as a great opportunity to boost interest in urban art, especially relevant for the Planaltina region known as one of the most creative cultural territories in the Federal District. Apart from the promotion of culture, the art installation at the Cultural Complex of Planaltina is seen as a chance to give more exposure to graffiti artists and hip-hop culture present in the city.

Under the banner of “Planaltina: Heritage, Culture, and Identity of Our Centennial City,” the installation consists of a series of graphic panels on the outer walls of the Cultural Complex located at the main entrance on Uberdan Cardoso Avenue.

Application is open to graffiti artists, whether individuals or collectives, who live in the Federal District or surrounding areas and who can demonstrate a portfolio with at least one completed mural. Selected candidates will be asked to, through their art, depict the history, art, and cultural heritage of the 161 years old city.

In view of the pandemic, participants will have to comply with standards set out by local health officials. Artists will receive necessary supplies to prevent contagion, personal protective and safety equipment, as will be required to work in altering shifts, in order to promote social distancing.