The BNG Run for the Arts 5k sponsored by Chubb features a competitive run, along with a fun run/walk. The event is open to all — those who consider themselves serious athletes, as well as those who don’t!
This is not just a race but a community endeavour: a chance to support the vibrant atmosphere in North-East Hamilton, and to help raise funds for the arts! Your race will help:
To finance a vibrant public art programme, with the installation of up to three large-scale murals in the North-East Hamilton area to highlight and promote the area’s communities.
To fund a paid placement on the BNG Internship Programme for a student from the area, providing professional development in all aspects of museum operations, and opening the door to a career in the arts.
To support Bermuda National Gallery’s education department and programming, offering enriching educational experiences in the arts for learners of all ages.
Race numbers & Run for the Arts 5k apparel will be collected from Bermuda National Gallery on the 2nd floor of the City Hall & Arts Centre on Saturday, April 22nd from 10AM – 1PM.
Starting from the Pembroke Park basketball courts on Parsons Road, take in the sights and sounds of North-East Hamilton, Happy Valley, and Palmetto Road, and finish in front of the Pembroke Park Community Playground.
This event is sanctioned by the Bermuda National Athletics Association. Timing is supplied by Bermuda Timing Systems.
The Run for the Arts 5k will bring race participants through several neighborhoods that have identified spaces for murals. These murals will be created by local artists who will submit their design to the organisers for review and selection. The successful artists will receive payment for their design as well as funding to support the execution of their concept.
Three sites have been identified as potential location for murals, local residents and business owners having offered their properties, free of charge:
1 – Belvin’s Variety on Happy Valley Road, at intersection with Cherry Hill
2- Pembroke Laundromat on Parsons Road: 35ft wall adjacent to laundromat, leading to Rambling Lane
3 – Pembroke Park Playground Bathroom on Parsons Road, opposite the newly built Transformational Living Centre for Families
The murals will be selected by a committee including race organiser and artist Nhuri Bashir, representatives of Bermuda National Gallery and selected community stakeholders. This will be an open submission process.
MURAL APPLICATION DEADLINE: SUNDAY, MARCH 26
The BNG Internship Programme provides paid opportunities for Bermudians aged 18 to 25 within the arts and culture sector. Aimed at young people interested in professional development, the 10-week placement provides on-the-job training in all aspects of museum operations.
The selected candidate will support the small team of staff with projects that cover all aspects of running a dynamic arts and culture institution. The programme structure is tailored to each participant’s experience, interest and availability, with the aim of developing their resume to best assist with their future goals.
This will include, but is not limited to, assisting with: office administration, exhibition research and design, marketing, event planning, installation of artwork and management of the gallery space, exhibition tours and public speaking, and education programmes.
INTERNSHIP APPLICATION DEADLINE: MONDAY, APRIL 1
Nhuri Bashir is one of Bermuda’s leading contemporary commercial photographers and the co-founder of innovative design agency Burnt House Productions.
A self-taught photographer, 10 years ago Nhuri swapped a corporate career for one in the arts and is passionate about creating opportunities through art for residents in the neighborhood in which he grew up.
Situated in the City Hall & Arts Centre, the Bermuda National Gallery is a contemporary art museum that delivers world-class art and culture experiences in the heart of Hamilton.
BNG houses Bermuda’s national art collection and presents innovative exhibitions and programming for all ages.
Donna Raynor is a member of the World Athletics Development Commission, Bermuda Olympic Association and chairperson of the NACAC Gender Leadership working group.
The team manager for two Olympic teams and Chef de Mission for numerous international championships, she is an experienced project manager within both the sporting industry and corporate world.
Domico Watson is a multi-disciplinary Bermudian artist and designer working across animation, print, film and digital design. He is also a passionate distance runner, competing both locally and internationally.
Domico has created work for TV shows and films such as Marvel’s Dr. Strange, along with commercials and campaigns for Walt Disney World, Lionsgate and UPS, among other clients.