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Fill the Frame Preston

Funded on Spacehive 5 December 2023 Delivered 12 March 2024

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Fill the Frame Preston

Fill the Frame Preston

Garry Cook By Garry Cook

Eighteen portrait-shape frames will be installed on the streets of Preston. Local artists will be invited to have their 2D artworks displayed on them throughout October and November 2023.

Preston Delivery stage

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This project was funded on 05 Dec 2023!

We have 18 empty display frames - you can fill them! Fill the Frame aims to show the brilliant creative talent of Preston artists. Using the city's newly-installed display structures - a legacy of Lancashire Photography Festival - Preston artists will be able to display their artwork in a highly-visible, public outdoor exhibition. Money raised will be spent on printing of the artworks (portrait shaped measiring 1.2m wide x 1.83m high) and for their installation. A producer will be paid to co-ordinate the project, find suitable spaces to hang the artworks, administer printing process and manage the call-out for artists who apply to have their work put on display.

What we'll deliver:

  • Display x18 large-scale artworks on streets of Preston

Why it's a great idea:

Showcase the work of Preston artists. Encourage art, creativity and boost confidence of local creatives. Give people visiting the city of Preston some art to look at. Increase pride in the city through art. Outdoor location guarantees that people who do not usually see art get the chance to experience it.

Steps to get it done:

  • Publishing call-out for artists/art works
  • Selecting works for display
  • Delivering art works to printers
  • Installing art works
  • Unveiling art works to public and artists

This project builds on the successful Art on the Streets of Preston Corwdfund Lancashire project in 2023 which successfully displayed the work of over 30 Preston artists on the former BHS hoardings on Fishergate. The artworks in this project will be even bigger and at new locations across the city.

Location Preston

About the space

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Preston City Council

How will the money be spent?Total £2,878

Prints costs x18 - £1,500 (52%)
Installation of art works £150 per day X2 people x2 days - £600 (21%)
Production @200 per day x3 days - £600 (21%)
Other - £178 (6%)

Costs Breakdown

This shows how money raised for the project will be spent. These costs have been confirmed by the project's Delivery Manager and verified.

Prints costs x18
Installation of art works £150 per day X2 people x2 days
Production @200 per day x3 days
Other Read More
  • Spacehive fees
  • VAT
  • Transaction fees


This project is enabled for overfunding. If the project hits its funding goal before the end of the campaign period, any extra funds raised will be spent (in order of priority) on:

  • Contingency for the project to protect against price fluctuation
  • Contingency

Total £2,878

Our Volunteer List

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