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Carrosyl for Peace

Deadline: October 10, 2014, 9:00 am

Carrowshee Park and Sylvan Hill Community Association has been successful in its application to take part in the Building Peace through the Arts – Re-Imaging Communities Programme. Carrosyl 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 £30,000.

The provision of a major piece of artwork is an exciting challenge and will be enthusiastically anticipated by the local population of Carrowshee Park, Avenue and Sylvan Hill.

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 over-arching theme of “connections” and the mix of people that reside relatively peacefully in the area and their wish to build on this. The selected artwork will be iconic and become identifiable with Carrosyl.

The projects 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 commencing 20th October. Design proposals, including models, if supplied, will be presented, by artists, in person, to the Steering Group, on 19th November.  The successful artist(s) / design team will be notified during the following week.

For the Artist’s Brief, including an expression of interest form, contact; Mrs Kathleen Breen; [email protected]