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Artist/Curator Commission, Sheffield
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WHO: Artists, curators and organisations.

WHAT: M1 Gateway Public Art Project – small commissions.
On behalf of the M1 Gateway Project Board Sheffield City Council is inviting artists, curators and organisations to put forward proposals and apply for a series of linked commissions that explore the potential, set the tone and raise awareness in preparation for a major public art project in the Tinsley Locks / Blackburn Meadows area of Sheffield.
There is a broad scope to the work and you can apply to undertake the whole commission or elements within it. We are open to a variety of different approaches and want to see activities that are engaging, exciting and full of energy.

WHEN: We would like the artist to start work early in June and hope for some initial outcomes by the end of July. The project(s), and engagement that is developed through it, may continue through 2014 and overlap with the main public art commission. 
Applications should be submitted by 5.00pm on Wednesday 7 May and interviews will be held on Wednesday 21 May.

PAYMENTS: The total budget for the small commissions is £25,000.

APPLY: If you have any questions or difficulties downloading the documents please contact Andrew Skelton, Public Art Officer, Sheffield City Council by email or on 0114 205 3784. Download the full brief and details of how to apply from the link below.

CONTACT: andrew.skelton@sheffield.gov.uk

www.sheffield.gov.uk/m1gateway

Deadline: 7 May 2014

Organiser/employer: Sheffield City Council

[ Added on 8 April 2014 ]

Commission

Payments:
Pays fee/prize/award
Location:
UK - Sheffield

16 days to deadline

Opportunity to Create an Innovative Exhibition
Eisteddfod header 2014

WHO: Artist/s. Consideration will be given artwork in any media, e.g. sculpture, installation, interactive work, performance, sound, video, etc.

WHAT: The National Eisteddfod of Wales, Montgomeryshire and the Marches 2015 is seeking to appoint an artist, or artists, to realise the Special Exhibition. The theme of the proposed exhibition will reflect the strategic importance of Montgomeryshire, which is both on the edge and yet at the heart of Wales. This region has for centuries been a doorway for 'drovers' who have transported 'treasure', of wealth and ideas, backwards and forwards. Here stands a 'gateway' where ideas, experiences and aspirations have always been freely exchanged.
The artist, or artists, will work with the community in some way during the research and design or whilst creating the exhibition.

WHEN: 1-8 August 2015. Deadline: 1 May 2014.

DETAILS: At Montgomeryshire 2015, the aim is to accommodate the Special Exhibition at a different location to Y Lle Celf (Visual Arts Pavilion).

APPLY: For further details visit the link below or contact Robyn Tomos by email or on 0845 4090 300.

CONTACT: robyn@eisteddfod.org.uk

www.eisteddfod.org.uk/english/2015/y-lle-celf/

Deadline: 1 May 2014

Organiser/employer: National Eisteddfod of Wales

[ Added on 27 March 2014 ]

Commission

Location:
UK

10 days to deadline

Peterborough ‘Indie-Vision’ – Call for Artists
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WHO: Artists working in print media.

WHAT: This is an opportunity for 10 visual artists and those working in print media to create new artworks for billboards in Peterborough. Each billboard will incorporate a question provided by a leading cultural commentator providing the themes for city wide debates.
Selected artists will attend a Research and Development LAB at Metal in Peterborough in June, mentored by leading practitioners, curators and historians working in poster design, PR, and advertising. The artworks will be printed and installed in August for exhibition in September as part of Peterborough Arts Fest.
Through a bursary all costs and expenses including travel, hotel accommodation, and food will be covered by the project.  Read more

WHEN: Starts Monday 9th June. Deadline: Wednesday 30th April.

DETAILS: Read more here.

APPLY: If you are interested in this opportunity, please send 5 high res images of your work, a CV and supporting statement (no more than 1 side of A4) by Wednesday 30th April to Mark Richards at mark@metalculture.com. If you require any further information please call 07854651610.

CONTACT: mark@metalculture.com

www.metalculture.com/peterborough/indie-vision.html

Deadline: 30 April 2014

Organiser/employer: Metal

[ Added on 20 March 2014 ]

Commission

Payments:
Pays in-kind support/expenses only
Charges:
No charges
Experience required:
No preference
Students eligible:
Yes
Location:
UK - Peterborough

9 days to deadline

Mental Health Art Installation

WHO: Artists with demonstrable experience of outdoor installation work and Arts and Health provision should apply for this commission.

WHAT: The creation of the artwork will engage students and encourage them to explore their own perceptions of people who experience mental health problems. We want to use art to inspire conversations about mental health amongst students and staff on campus; with the aim to reduce the stigma around mental illness.

WHEN: To be created on, or in the days immediately following Tuesday 6th May 2014, the installation must be withstand 2 weeks on the redbrick area 3m x 6m, at any height within reason.

PAYMENTS: Our budget for this entire project is £1000; this includes payment for your time creating the piece (pre-work and the installation process), any helpers you need to bring with you, and the materials.

CHARGES: If hard copies are sent and need to be returned then pre-paid packaging must be included in the submission.

DETAILS: The Audience- Aged 18-24, plus mature students, international students, largely from South East Asia. The installation should also reach out to university staff, SUSU staff, and passers-by. The installation may have greater impact on the students if they are engaged somehow in the creative process.

APPLY: For the submission examples of work will be required, send to vpwelfare@susu.org. This can be via website links or hard copies of material. Only Artists with demonstrable experience of outdoor installation work and Arts and Health provision should apply for this commission. Interviews will be carried out on April 25th

CONTACT: vpwelfare@susu.org

susu.org

Deadline: 22 April 2014

Organiser/employer: Beckie Thomas

[ Added on 15 April 2014 ]

Commission

Payments:
Pays fee/prize/award
Charges:
No charges
Experience required:
Some experience
Students eligible:
Yes
Location:
UK - Southampton

1 day to deadline

Floating Cinema 2014

WHO: We are looking for highly original proposals from emerging UK based artists, who have been working professionally for at least 3 years.

WHAT: UP Projects and the Live Art Development Agency are excited to invite proposals, from emerging artists, for a new Live Art commission for the Floating Cinema 2014 programme.

WHEN: Proposals must be received by 9am GMT on 5 May 2014.

PAYMENTS: The successful applicant will receive a series of tailored professional development/ mentoring sessions, critical feedback from invited representatives from the sector, production /technical support and inclusive budget of £2,500.

APPLY: Full details from the link below.

CONTACT: bethan@upprojects.com

www.upprojects.com/images/cms/File/LADA%202014%20brief-%20Flaoting%20Cinema.pdf

Deadline: 5 May 2014

Organiser/employer: Up Projects

[ Added on 14 April 2014 ]

Commission

Payments:
Pays fee/prize/award
Location:
UK

14 days to deadline

A Different Spirit - call for public realm proposals

WHO: Experienced, practising artists with experience of co production with the public and of responding to public realm commissions.

WHAT: This new public realm work will make use of the exterior of our premises on Great Ancoats Street, Manchester and be created through co-production with Young People. The commission is part of A Different Spirit, a programme celebrating the history of Ancoats and contributing to the wellbeing of participants.

WHEN: June to July 2014

PAYMENTS: Total budget £7,400 to be paid on invoice

DETAILS: 42nd Street is a Greater Manchester voluntary sector charity and national leader in working with young people under stress. 42nd Street’s commitment is to support young people under stress to achieve their full potential.

APPLY: All submissions should include: 1) Completed and signed submission form 2) Written proposal limited to two sides of A4 3) Proposed budget breakdown based on guide budget provided (headlines only) 4) CV detailing exhibition and commission history, limited to two sides of A4 5) Supporting information

CONTACT: Julie.McCarthy@42ndstreet.org.uk

www.42ndstreet.org.uk/vacancies www.adifferentspirit.org.uk/home/public-realms/

Deadline: 30 April 2014

Organiser/employer: Julie McCarthy

[ Added on 7 April 2014 ]

Commission

Payments:
Pays fee/prize/award
Charges:
No charges
Experience required:
Specialist
Students eligible:
No
Location:
UK - Manchester

9 days to deadline

IBT15 New Bloods Platform.

WHO: UK based artists working across performance (staged, durational, one to one, sited, digital, sound, visual art and theatre). Artists with 3 years or less professional practice. The opportunity is open to recent graduates, and artists who have had limited opportunities to show their work publicly.

WHAT: Up to five new or existing works to be presented as part of IBT15’s New Bloods platform (12-15 February 2015), adaptable to other locations.

WHEN: Deadline 25 April 2014 at 12 noon.

PAYMENTS: An inclusive fee of £500, plus accommodation during IBT15.

APPLY: Full details from the link below.

www.inbetweentime.co.uk/news/new-bloods

Deadline: 25 April 2014

Organiser/employer: In Between Time

[ Added on 3 April 2014 ]

Commission

Payments:
Pays fee/prize/award
Location:
UK - Bristol

4 days to deadline

Commission for Socially Engaged Project

WHO: This project is for an artist new to Art Space Portsmouth whose practice is located in social engagement.

WHAT: Art Space Portsmouth is seeking project proposals from artists to work on a socially engaged project exploring issues relating to the natural environment and the Art Space Portsmouth Garden with people from the local community.

WHEN: The deadline for submission: midnight, Tuesday 21 April 2014.

PAYMENTS: There is a total project budget of £1700 (to include materials, travel and fees). ASP will provide an additional £100 max for preview/event hospitality expenses.

APPLY: Interested artists should submit a proposal by email to Art Space Portsmouth. Further information from the link below.

CONTACT: info@artspace.co.uk

www.artspace.co.uk/?page_id=136

Deadline: 21 April 2014

Organiser/employer: Art Space Portsmouth

[ Added on 3 April 2014 ]

Commission

Payments:
Pays fee/prize/award
Location:
UK - Portsmouth

deadline today

Longbridge Light Festival - Open Submission Commissions

WHO: Anyone.

WHAT: A series of open submission commissions are available for Longbridge Lighting Festival 2014 that respond to the festival theme/concept of ‘Back to the Future’. This draws upon ideas of future fictions, sustainability and sci-fi.

WHEN: Thursday 23rd – Saturday 25th October 2014

PAYMENTS: We are seeking proposals with a maximum budget of £1000 (to include all fees and materials) that respond to the festival brief. This can be found on the Longbridge Public Art Project website. www.lpap.co.uk

DETAILS: Longbridge Light Festival is being developed as part of a public art strategy for the area conceived by EC Arts for and on behalf of Bournville College to support the regeneration of Longbridge.

APPLY: To apply please send the following to poolmanrowe@gmail.com: - Proposal (max 500 words) - Draft budget - 5 low res images or weblinks - CV

CONTACT: poolmanrowe@gmail.com

www.lpap.co.uk

Deadline: 23 May 2014

Organiser/employer: Chris Poolman

[ Added on 28 March 2014 ]

Commission

Payments:
Pays fee/prize/award
Charges:
No charges
Experience required:
No previous experience
Students eligible:
No
Location:
- Global - Birmingham

32 days to deadline

Public Artist for Chaddesden Derby

WHO: Suitably experienced professional artist with experience of implementing artworks in public places. Regional artists preferred.

WHAT: Derby City Council invites expressions of interest from experienced artist/s to act as facilitator for the Chaddesden District Centre and Park area DE21 6LN. The commission includes creating an artwork and vision for a series of further connected artworks should funding become available.

WHEN: The project will run From the 1st of May 2014 until completion February 2015. The appointed artist is required to engage with the local schools throughout the summer term and summer break 2014.

PAYMENTS: The budget is set at £9k fully inclusive of the artist’s fee, materials, technical and engineering fees, fabrication costs, site works, foundation and installation costs, insurance, and VAT and obtaining necessary consents.

DETAILS: A full brief is available from the 14th April on request from helen.acton@derby.gov.uk

APPLY: Please send Expressions of interest to Urban.design@derby.gov.uk with your C.V. no more than 2 pages and 5mb pdf file by the 25th April. Digital information is preferred, however a postal address is available with the brief.

CONTACT: helen.acton@derby.gov.uk

Deadline: 25 April 2014

Organiser/employer: Helen Acton

[ Added on 26 March 2014 ]

Commission

Payments:
Pays fee/prize/award
Charges:
No charges
Experience required:
Specialist
Students eligible:
No
Location:
UK - Derby

4 days to deadline

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