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Factory Community Forum - Public Art Commission

Deadline: August 29, 2014, 12:00 pm

Factory Community Forum seeks expressions of interest from experienced and suitably qualified artists or design teams in developing a new public artwork as part of a Building Peace through the Arts - Public Art Commission.

The Factory neighbourhood and Ferris Park area will be at the heart of this project and the selected artist/artist team must demonstrate how they will work with the community to develop a sense of ownership and pride in their environment – and most importantly help create a shared space for all. Applicants must be able to demonstate their approach to engaging and working with the local community and showcase successful projects where they have done this in the past in a similar environment.

The project seeks to develop a legacy artwork reflecting Factory Community Fourm’s journey towards peace. 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.

As a first phase of the project Factory Community Forum 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 including cross-community and cross border groups.  She presented a report of her findings to the steering group which included a number of themes and site locations for the proposed artwork.  The local steering group agreed that ‘a balancing act: our community’s journey’ as the theme most open to artistic interpretation.

The preferred location for the public art is Larne High School Wall, Old Glenarm Road, Belfast.

For further details and the full brief, please download the following artists brief below.

Download Re-Imaging EOI Expression of Interest.pdf(284 KB)