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‘Building Peace Through The Arts In Aughnacloy’

Deadline: February 21, 2014, 4:00 pm

ADA (Aughnacloy Development Association) has been successful in its application to take part in the Building Peace through the Arts Programme – Re-Imaging Communities. This project is part-financed by the European Union’s Programme for Peace and Reconciliation (PEACE III) managed by the Special EU Programmes Body; the Arts Council of Northern Ireland; and the International Fund for Ireland.

ADA is now calling for expressions of interest for a new public artwork, from experienced and suitably qualified artist(s), or design team. The total budget available for the artwork is £25,000 (including VAT).

ADA Steering Group invite Expression Of Interest applications, with outline concepts from artists/design teams, from which a suitably selected and qualified panel (ADA Steering Group) can shortlist artists to work up detailed design proposals. To date, a Facilitating Artist has been employed, to engage with the local community and prepare a report, which has resulted in the Artist’s Brief.

The deadline for receipt of Expressions Of Interest and outline concepts will be strictly 4.00pm, Friday 21st February 2014. Late submissions will not be accepted.

Stage 2 will depend on the ADA Steering Group shortlisting a maximum of 3 artists/design teams, who will then be invited to work up detailed design proposals, for presentation, to the selection panel. Shortlisted artists/design teams will be notified by week commencing Monday, 3rd March 2014. Design proposals, including models, if supplied, will be presented, by artists, in person, to the ADA Steering Group, on Wednesday, 2nd April 2014. The successful artist(s) / design team will be notified during the following week.

The provision of a major piece of artwork is an exciting challenge and will be enthusiastically anticipated by the local population of Aughnacloy.

The project will be based on close community consultation and involvement, during the design and production of the final piece of artwork. It is essential that the artwork would mean something to the local residents, instilling a sense of pride in the area. The piece of public art should reflect Aughnacloy’s unique position at its ‘halfway stage’ on the main North/South Route (Dublin/’Derry-Donegal). The heavy volume of traffic, including many visitors to the area, passes along the wide, main street, on a daily basis. The selected artwork will become identifiable with Aughnacloy and its unique ‘gateway to the north’ geographical position.

For the Artist’s Brief, including an expression of interest form, please contact: Liz Salter, Aughnacloy Development Association, The McCreedy Mill Centre, Aughnacloy, Co Tyrone, Bt69 6AL. Tel: 028 8555 7002 / Mob: 077 8874 4892 / email: [email protected]