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Black Mountain Shared Space Project

Deadline: May 15, 2015, 3:00 pm

Black Mountain Shared Space Project seeks expressions of interest from experienced and suitably qualified artists or design teams in developing a new public artwork. The total budget available for the artwork is up to £40,000 (inclusive of VAT).

The Building Peace through the Arts – Re-Imaging Communities Programme themes are community cohesion, regeneration through the arts, positive relations at the local level, peace and reconciliation, connecting communities.

The Upper Springfield Road/Springmartin estate area is an interface separated by multiple security barriers. There is a long history of division in the area. The area also has high levels of social deprivation. BMSSP works to create inter-community dialogue, build intra-community capacity and promote reconciliation in the area.

As a first phase of the project the group developed a local steering group to help manage the process. An Artist was recruited to carry out creative community consultation with a wide range of stakeholders in the community.  She presented a report containing her findings to the steering group including possible themes and potential site locations for the proposed artwork.  The steering group agreed that "Opening Access" as the theme most open to artistic interpretation.

The preferred location for the public art is in the vicinity of the Million Brick Wall, around the junction of the Springmartin and Springfield roads. 

The deadline for expressions of interest is the 15th of May 2015 by 3pm. For details for of the full brief, download below.

Download BMSSP Artists Brief.pdf(281 KB)