The European Space Agency (ESA) & The Hague Street Art are joining forces for a unique crossover project between street art and space exploration.

ESA seeks new ways to create awareness for its activities: this time reaching out to young urban artists communities.. On May 18th, 10 top street artists from across Europe will be competing to create their own masterpiece on a 2×2 meter canvas in Noordwijk, the Dutch City of Space, using ‘space exploration’ as inspiration for their works of art. A three-member jury will decide, together with the audience, which artist created the very best artwork within the deadline of one day. For the winning artist awaits a very special prize: he or she will become the first street artist to make a piece of art in weightlessness. By means of a parabolic flight, this artist becomes the first street artist in space. Graffiti without gravity!

This collaboration will present live street art with some of the best names in the street art scene across Europe, each bringing their own unique style. All participating artists have some affinity with ‘space’ as it is a frequent theme in their work or style and/or technique used. In addition to the 10 professional artists, ESA and The Hague Street Art recognise the importance of talent development and have therefore decided to give away two ‘wildcards’ to any aspiring artist within Europe to join the competition.

Interested in winning one of the two wildcards and participating yourself?

Please go to the ‘Wildcard’ tab to see how you can enter.