5 locations. 49 sculptures. Endless Gratitude.
The image of key workers standing together, but apart, is one of the abiding images of our times – each worker socially distancing and standing apart, while at the same time showing a unique coming together.
Gratitude is a spectacular outdoor public art installation which commemorates and celebrates this extraordinary moment in time.
Impactful and reflective, Gratitude brings together 49 uniquely-designed human form sculptures in a display which invites contemplation and takes visitors on a creative journey of discovery. Each sculpture will be individually designed by national and regional artists to reflect the stories and contributions of NHS staff and all key workers, and will be sponsored by a different business.
Free to visit, Gratitude will be hosted in high profile, accessible locations in Birmingham, starting from the 5th July 2021, and London. Other locations will be added at a later date.
The sculptures will be auctioned in autumn 2021 to raise funds for NHS Charities Together (Registered Charity Number 1186569).
Businesses and private individuals across the UK, are invited to support the creation of this very special and significant event, through sponsorship of a sculpture, which will ultimately raise funds for NHS Charities Together, whilst also creating unique business development, marketing, employee and stakeholder engagement opportunity. The project’s first sponsor is Atlantic Pacific Global Logistics which will be supporting the project operationally.
For more information on how to get involved and the benefits of this, please see the Gratitude Sponsorship Pack.
Businesses interested in sponsoring a sculpture should contact Julie Gaskell, Head of Partnerships, Wild in Art on 07768 038912, email email@example.com
Next summer Gratitude will go on tour around the UK. If you are interested in hosting Gratitude, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
Each sculpture will be uniquely designed by artists and designers from across the UK. If you are an artist and are interested in submitting a design for a sculpture you can register your interest here.