Stirling’s Business Improvement District has launched an appeal for artists to contribute to a ground-breaking project aimed at tackling the city’s empty shop units.
The team at Go Forth Stirling, working in conjunction with the city’s arts and culture partnership Scene Stirling, is seeking Stirling artists to help deliver the scheme which will transform vacant shops into vibrant points of interest.
Street Stories will introduce and celebrate Stirling, its people and heritage through artwork which will be given an added dimension by incorporating interactive Augmented Reality (AR).
The AR twist will bring the artworks to life with multi-sensory animation which can be triggered by a free downloadable smartphone app.
Go Forth Stirling BID Project Director Danielle McRorie-Smith said: “This is an exciting project which will transform and enhance the city centre while giving local artists the opportunity to see their work come to life through animation.”
Kevin Harrison, Manager of Scene Stirling, said: “We’ve been working hard to create commissioning opportunities for local artists and creatives affected by the pandemic through our digital commissions and grants scheme.
“So, we were only too happy to get involved in this new project which will not only showcase Stirling’s talent but also draw people to our city centre at a time when retail needs a boost.
Go Forth Stirling BID represents close to 400 local businesses with a key objective of delivering projects and services which improve the area’s trading environment to benefit businesses, shoppers and visitors.
The BID was set up in September 2017 following a vote among the city’s traders and runs for an initial five-year term.
For more details visit www.goforthstirling.co.uk
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