Open Letters: Call for The Hague Artists

Page Not Found welcomes submissions to Open Letters 2022: an open call for artists and writers in The Hague to occupy our large storefront with messages of urgency and vulnerability.

Open Letters gives artists and writers room to publicly reflect on our current times.This project is inspired by Paul Maheke’s short essay ‘The year I stopped making art. Why the art world should assist artists beyond representation; in solidarity.’, published on the 18th of March 2020. In the essay Maheke channels voices of urgency from precarious figures who practice their art without structural support, ranging from the witch to the single parent to those struggling with mental health issues. “The Year I Stopped Making Art.” was the first Letter published in our storefront and was followed by five Letters by The Hague artists in 2021.

The Open Letters are published in the front window of Page Not Found’s project space using vinyl lettering, which can vary in size, color and font type. Textual and graphical contributions are welcome. However, the execution does not need to stay limited to just that and we invite artists to share their message in additional ways that seem fitting to the cause.

The authors of the selected proposals will receive a fee of €500. Our team will take care of installing the Open Letters on the window. Each Open Letter is displayed for four weeks. The first Open Letter will be unveiled in June 2022.

Submission deadline: Sunday, 15 May 2022 at 23:59.

Submit your proposal here.

Please note that only artists and writers who live or work in The Hague are eligible to apply. Submissions will be reviewed by the Page Not Found team and selected artists/writers will be notified by the end of May 2022.