Each year, the Unity Cup’s championship game kicks off with a Parade of Nations. During the parade, teammates and community members from participating countries in the tournament enter the stadium, carrying a banner that represents their country, waving flags, and displaying other symbols of national pride.
The Parade of Nations banners are created through the Banner Art Project, a collaborative art project led by the Office of Arts, Culture, and the Creative Economy.
This year, artists and members of the community are invited to create team banners for the countries new to the 2018 tournament:
- El Salvador
- Saudi Arabia
Banners should share ideas on symbols, icons, colors, and other imagery, to celebrate the culture of each team and the country they represent.
Participants can submit their projects during the community events listed below, or through this online form. Ideas will be collected through August 5, 2018.
- Wednesday, June 20, 4:30 p.m.: Celebrate Immigrant Heritage Month: Arabic (Tacony Library)
- Saturday, June 30, 2:00 p.m.: World Cup Watch Party (Dell Music Center)
- Saturday July 7, 2:00 p.m.: Concilio Hispanic Fiesta (Penn’s Landing)
- Sunday, August 5, TBA: ACANA African Festival (Penn’s Landing)
Learn more about the Banner Art Project on the City of Philadelphia Office of Arts, Culture, and the Creative Economy website.