Dogs Trust in Cardiff

The Dogs Trust is offering commissions for a public art event

(from emerging and established artists in any medium, from traditional to new media including fine art, graffiti, illustration or mosaic)

Letter to Art Group Wanstead from the event organiser:

Good afternoon
  I have an open call for artists for a public art event coming to Cardiff this autumn, and I’m hoping you might be able to help me reach out to artists you may have on your books?  

Dogs Trust are launching an exciting new art trail in Cardiff for Spring 2022 (New date) – A Dogs Trail with Snoopy; where over 50 giant Snoopy sculptures will feature unique and vibrant designs and will be proudly displayed all over the city.

The trail will raise vital funds for Dogs Trust and our newest Cardiff based Rehoming Centre as each Snoopy will initially be sponsored by a local business, and then later auctioned to raise further funds for the charity.   We are actively seeking talented artists from all walks of life with various creative styles to submit designs to take part. Shortlisted designs will be put forward to a sponsor matching event, and all ‘matched’ artists will be commissioned and receive a £900 fee for their work on completion of their sculpture.  

The trail is expected to provide a significant financial boost to the city of Cardiff and is anticipated to bring 400,000 visitors to the city over the 10 weeks, similar numbers seen to previous trails in other locations – so the trail is a fantastic opportunity for artists both established and emerging to display their work both on the world’s most-loved dog and to a huge, varied public audience.  

Please see the PDF link below or visit to find out more about Dogs Trust, the trail and how artists can get involved. 

  I’d be incredibly grateful if you were able to share this information with your network to help us reach as many artists as possible. Please do let me know if you require any further information.   Thanks so much in advanced for your help.  

Best wishes Franki  

Franki Forrester 🐾 Special Events Assistant 

Artists Brief.pdf

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