Deadline: 2 November, 4pm
Cork City North West Quarter Regeneration under their Capital Regeneration Programme has provided funding through the Percent for Art Scheme to undertake the management and realisation of a significant art commission for the area.
The Commission seeks to support new and exciting opportunities for artists to engage with communities through dynamic collaborative arts projects and responses led by artists.
The National Sculpture Factory will manage an open call for proposals to artists for the commission, with support from Create the national development agency for collaborative arts Ireland and a panel of independent advisors.
Artists will be supported at Stage 2 with introductions to communities and other stakeholders.
The commissioners intend to create a supportive enabling environment and the selected project/s may be supported to base themselves within the community for periods (work space/living space).
The brief seeks proposals from artists or collectives of creatives who wish to work collaboratively with communities of place.
You do NOT need to identity a specific community or group of interest at this stage of the proposal process however you may wish to identify a context area or suggested collaborators as part of your response.
The total value of the commission(s) is up to 75,000 euro. This budget is fully inclusive of all costs including fees to the artist/arts group, any necessary research, production/realisation, insurance, documentation and VAT.
You may wish to apply for the full amount or part of.
Short-listed artists will be paid an honorarium for completing Stage 2 of the submission process.
This is an open submission, competitive process in two stages:
Stage 1 is an open call from which artists will be short-listed, then briefed in detail and invited to make a more detailed proposal.
Stage 1 requires artists to make a written proposal to include an initial response to the context and opportunity and support materials, as follows:
• Names of the lead artist and if relevant other key members of the team
• Summary concept and approach to the commission
• Indication of potential collaborators and clear rationale for engagement and interest in the context of this opportunity.
Stage 2 will comprise of a limited competition with up to 8 artist’s/arts groups directly invited to make submissions. Short-listed individuals or teams will be fully briefed on site and will subsequently be requested to provide more detailed analysis of the concept, ideas, methodology and finances of their proposal. The selection panel, which will include representation of expertise in contemporary art practice, will make the final selection. Artists or teams may be invited to attend for interview before a final decision is made.
The intended time scale for the commission(s) is 12/18 months, from the date of signing the commission contract.
Closing date for Stage 1 Expressions of Interest – 4.00pm on Wednesday, 2 November 2016
Submissions marked Cork North Western Regeneration Commission and delivered to:
National Sculpture Factory
All applications received by email and post will be acknowledged by email.
If emailing images please ensure they are compressed.
Applicants are requested to read the full content of the briefing document carefully as it contains important information pertaining to all stages of the commission.
Artist Brief: art_place_commission_-brief