Artist Opportunity - Public Art Commission

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Monday 7th 9:00am – Thursday 31st March 2022 9:00am

‘a space’ arts are seeking expressions of interest from visual artists for a new public art commission in Langton Park, Swindon.

 

The commission

The new, high quality housing development located in Langton Park in Wroughton, Swindon is seeking an artist(s) to develop a permanent public artwork.  This opportunity would particularly favour a work that is site specific, environmentally sustainable (in terms of materials or theme) and enables the residents to better understand and connect to their location in an interesting, thought provoking and engaging way. The artwork should aim to be ambitious and create a contemporary landmark whilst being achievable within the time frame and budget.

The appointed artist(s) must be available to commit to the complete process and engage with the project team from design concept to on site installation. A budget of £23,500 will be available to the appointed artist(s).

Following the deadline for Expressions of Interest, four artists will be invited to develop proposals for the site. Interested artists should first read the below brief which details the commission, references and inspirations and project timeline.

Download and read the full brief here

 

How to submit an expression of interest

  • To submit an expression of interest, please email dan@aspacearts.org.uk with the following information:
  • 500 words (max) explaining how you would approach the project and the theme(s) you are addressing in the work.
  • A link to your website or online images of previous work.
  • An up to date artist(s) CV (if not available on your website).
  • Stage 2 Proposals – further information will be issued to you outlining the proposal requirements if selected following the Expression of interest stage. It is likely this will include as a minimum:
  • 1000 words outlining how you are responding to the brief and an outline your artistic idea
  • Images, drawings, or artist(s) impressions of the proposed artwork.
  • A draft budget including quotes from any third party fabricators
  • An outline timeline including all stages of fabrication and installation
  • An initial proposal on how the work will be installed and maintained

The deadline for expressions of interest is Thursday 31st March 2022.

Following shortlisting, 4 artists will be be invited to develop a proposal. More details can. Be found in the downloadable brief above.

*’a space’ arts has been appointed as the public art consultants to deliver this project on behalf of Stonewater Ltd.

 

Access

As an organisation we actively look to reduce barriers for artists applying for our opportunities and commissions, and we are committed to being fair, accessible, transparent and inclusive.

We offer a range of access support for artists, including alternative formats for information we release and submissions we receive as well as an artist access fund; please contact us so that we can discuss your individual needs and provide appropriate support for your application or project. Please either email us on enquiries@aspacearts.org.uk or call 023 80 338 778

For more information about this work please visit – aspacearts.org.uk/about-us

 

Anti-racism

To further our mission we are taking proactive steps to becoming an anti-racist organisation. We have pledged to deliver a number of commitments through our Anti-Racism Action Plan over the next two years along with a series of activities to bring immediate benefits to global majority artists. We feel this combination of working towards long-term change and immediate action can make a real difference to Southampton’s global majority visual artists and we plan to continue working on this dual approach.

For more information about this work please visit – aspacearts.org.uk/about-us