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Caledon Public Art Commission

Deadline: December 10, 2014, 9:00 am

Blackwater Regional Partnership, Dungannon and South Tyrone Borough Council is calling for expressions of interest for a new public artwork for Caledon, from experienced and suitably qualified artist(s), or design team(s).  The total budget available for the artwork is £30,000 (excluding VAT).

The Steering Group invite Expression Of Interest applications from artists/design teams, from which a suitably selected and qualified panel (Project 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.

Stage 2 will depend on the Project 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 11th December 2014. Design proposals, including models, if supplied, will be presented, by artists, in person, to the Steering Group, on Monday 12 January 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 in Caledon.

The project will be based on close community engagement 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 the heritage of the Ulster Canal and the theme on “Industrial Movement”. The selected artwork will become identifiable with Caledon and the Ulster Canal.

For the Artist’s Brief, including an expression of interest form, please contact;

Email: [email protected]

Telephone:    028 8772 0300