Artists, schools and community groups are needed to collaborate in a major arts project celebrating the green spaces in the city next year
A world-class arts trail aims to bring together local artists, businesses, schools and community groups to be part of an udderly unique event in spring next year. Cows about Cambridge is an innovative project featuring 50 cow sculptures. Each cow – designed by an artist and sponsored by a business – will form a trail of discovery across Cambridge from 30 March to 7 June 2020.
Schools and colleges can adopt and design their own ‘mini moos’ as part of a learning programme, while community groups have the chance to tell their own stories by collaborating with a regional artist.
The ten-week trail’s creative producers Wild in Art will work in partnership with local children’s charity Break, with support from principal partner Cambridge BID. The aim is to promote wellbeing and an active lifestyle, while creating discussions about environmental issues. Director Charlie Langhorne said: “The bespoke designs will tell the story of Cambridge and its people in a new way, which will inspire those who walk the trail to smile, laugh, think and reflect.”
“Red Poll cows are part of everyday life in Cambridge,” said Ian Sandison, CEO of Cambridge BID. “Thousands of people walk or cycle near their pasture every day on their way to work, school and the shops. In choosing cow sculptures, they will celebrate the uniqueness of our city.”
At the end of the project, the cows will find homes with the groups that adopted them, but the corporate cows will be auctioned off in an event expected to raise £250,000 in aid of Break. If you are a local artist, represent a Cambridgeshire school, business or community group and want to get involved, visit cowsaboutcambridge.co.uk