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How can artists get involved?

In Summer 2019, Tyne and Wear will host a herd of individually designed Elmer elephants – which means we will soon be on the lookout for talented artists to come up with the designs.

You don’t have to be a well-known artist to submit a design, those as yet undiscovered, particularly those living in working in Tyne and Wear, are encouraged to take part too, you never know, this could be the start of something big!

All submissions received will be shortlisted by our expert selection panel, ahead of a special matchmaker event in December, the first opportunity for sponsors and designs to meet.

Call for artists will open in Autumn

Please check this page for the artists’ submission pack, which will contain full details on how to enter, as well as the template on which to submit your design.

Alternatively, you can register your interest with us via email at artists@greatnorthelmer.co.uk or using the form below and we will send you a copy of the pack when it is available.

If you are one of the artists selected, you will be commissioned to customise one of the Elmer statues; creating a unique piece of art to be displayed next summer, and then auctioned in aid of the hospice.