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Glasgow Canal's Commission

Deadline: April 14, 2014, 9:00 am

The Scottish Waterways Trust, Scottish Canals and Glasgow Sculpture Studios invite UK based and international artists and collaborative groups working in any media to apply for a public art commission that aims to transform the cultural landscape of the Forth and Clyde Canal and develop appreciation and understanding of the heritage and future of Glasgow's canal.

The Forth and Clyde Canal has a rich heritage. It is an important legacy of Scotland’s industrial past. After its decline in the 1960’s it has undergone significant investment in regeneration. It is now an important leisure and environmental resource managed by Scottish Canals. The canal has played a defining role in the life of the communities of North Glasgow. Its story, from its industrial heyday to its decline and subsequent regeneration, reflects that of the neighbouring communities - in fact, many of those communities would not exist if it were not for the canal.
Artists in the first instance are required to submit by email an expression of interest outlining artistic ideas and approaches, examples of past work and a CV. Up to four artists will then be short-listed by a selection panel and asked to develop their proposal in more detail and present their work to the panel. One artist will then be selected to fabricate their artwork(s). All short-listed artists will be considered for future Scottish Waterways Trust events and commissions.
The total budget for the commission is £76,000.  This amount is to be fully inclusive of the artist’s fee, materials, technical and engineering fees, fabrication costs, site works, foundation and installation costs, insurance, and VAT and obtaining necessary consents.
The commission should be completed by October 2014.
For further information on this opportunity and a more detailed brief (including submission procedures, the selection process, design guidelines and calendar) please contact Louise Briggs Programme Coordinator, Glasgow Sculpture Studios [email protected]

Aerial view of the North of Glasgow and the Forth and Clyde Canal

Aerial view of the North of Glasgow and the Forth and Clyde Canal