The Executive Office (TEO) is calling for expressions of interest for a new public artwork to commemorate the 75th anniversary of the liberation of the Nazi Concentration Camps.
Artists are invited to submit proposals that align with the theme for the project, ‘Stand Together’, which is sensitive to those affected by the Holocaust and subsequent genocides in Cambodia, Rwanda, Bosnia and Darfur.
Please read the full Artists Brief: Holocaust Memorial Day Commemoration – Public Art Commission
Application Form: Application Form
The artwork can be made in any media including, but not exclusive to, painting, sculpture-glass/ ceramics/bronze, textiles, film, photography, installation. The artwork can be one significant piece or multiple pieces making up a series of artworks.
It is important to note the artwork must be portable and capable of being moved between locations and can therefore be used for engagement with children, young people and the wider public during the Holocaust Memorial Day Education Programme in the future.
Stage 1: The purpose of Stage 1 is to invite Expression of Interest applications with outline concepts from artists.
Stage 2: The Selection Panel will short-list a maximum of 4 artists who will be invited to work up detailed design proposals for presentation. Artists short- listed for Stage 2 will be notified week commencing 16th December and forwarded the second stage assessment criteria and a sample contract. Detailed designs will be presented by artists in person to the Selection Panel group on 14 January 2020. The successful artist will have 10 weeks to produce the final artwork.
It is proposed that the artwork will be formally launched by a Holocaust Survivor on 15 April 2020, the 75th anniversary of the liberation of Bergen-Belsen.
Submissions must include the following:
- Application form.
- An Artist’s CV setting out relevant experience. The CV should run to no more than 2 pages.
- Examples of previous work (no more than 10). Artists are advised to submit digital representations in JPEG, PNG or PDF format or video links with password by email to: email@example.com
- A written outline of the artist’s concept including proposed materials. This should not exceed 500 words. Artists are also required to submit outline drawings or sketches only. Detailed proposals or maquettes are not required at Stage 1 as these will be requested from artists who are short-listed for the Stage 2 process.
- An Outline Budget.
- Timeline for project delivery.
- Names and contact details of two referees.
Expressions of interest should be emailed to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Please note: Visual Artists Ireland and The Arts Council Northern Ireland understand that the following call for expressions of interest does not comply with best practice policy. Unfortunately due to the nature of the project this has been unavoidable. Therefore the timescale for response is short, and artists should be aware of this when making applications.