A partnership between Central Otago District Council, the Central Otago District Arts Trust and Chorus will turn bland telecommunications cabinets into eye-catching works of art.

The Chorus project was initiated in 2010, in Auckland, to reduce vandalism and has led to spectacular art adorning streets all around the country.

Central Otago Mayor Tim Cadogan said the artworks were a great way to bring art into everyday lives.

‘‘This project brings art on to the roadside, brightening people’s days.’’

Submissions open next month from anyone keen to add their mark to public spaces in the district.

Artists should select the cabinet they want to decorate and submit a sketch or outline of the intended artwork along with a title and a short description.

High-quality and memorable designs with a clear message relevant to the community — such as highlighting the history, people, flora and fauna of a place — are sought. Chorus and the CODC will select the successful designs.