[artinfo] EMDA Commission - big artist commission for East Midlands

Andreas Broeckmann abroeck at transmediale.de
Thu Jan 20 18:27:18 CET 2005

British East Midlands - Cultural Quarters Art Commission(s)

The Project

Expressions of interest are sought (by 31 January 2005) from visual 
artists, or teams of artists, experienced in delivering large-scale work in 
urban public spaces, and working in the fields of light, digital arts, new 
media and new technology.

The Project is a programme of related site specific commissions to be 
delivered in autumn 2005 benefiting cultural quarters in Derby, Leicester, 
Lincoln, Northampton and Nottingham (the British East Midlands), 
celebrating new cultural developments and an annual Festival of Light.

A commissioning budget of circa £750,000 (including artist fees, expenses, 
production and installation, and project management) is available to 
deliver the Project.

Following Expressions of Interest, a shortlist of artists/artist teams will 
be invited to undertake an intensive, funded research and development 
process in February 2005, which will involve visits to the proposed 
locations and an opportunity to meet personnel from each cultural quarter. 
A full Brief will be developed and detailed tenders invited from the shortlist.


The Cultural Quarters Art Commission is being funded by East Midlands 
Development Agency (EMDA).

A Commissioning Body has been established by EMDA and includes a 
representative from each location that will benefit from the commissioning 
programme. Following tenders selected artists will be invited to present 
proposals to the Commissioning Body for a decision in March 2005.

ArtReach has been appointed by EMDA to manage and coordinate the project on 
its behalf.

Expressions of Interest

Expressions of Interest are sought from suitably experienced artists/artist 
teams who can demonstrate the skill and capacity to deliver extraordinary, 
high profile work in a complex urban environment.

Expressions of Interest should include:

1. A covering letter confirming broad availability to meet the project 
timescale, legal operating status, nature and financial value of projects 
undertaken over the last three years
2. Artist(s) CV
3. A statement (no more than 500 words) indicating why you are interested 
in the Commission(s)
4. Up to ten images and/or one short video/DVD (maximum 10 minutes) 
illustrating your work

and should be sent to:

LCB Depot
31 Rutland St

david at artreach.biz


Closing date: 31 January 2005
Short listed artists will be notified week beginning 7 February

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