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Northern Ireland Hospice Integrated Public Art Project

Deadline: June 4, 2015, 4:00 pm

Northern Ireland Hospice invites Expressions of Interest from public artists/creative design teams interested in developing artworks for the new adult hospice at Somerton Rd, Belfast. It is scheduled that integrated public art works will be installed between September and October 2015.

Applications are encouraged from Artists/Creative Teams with relevant public art experience, working in a wide range of media. At the beginning of this process, Hospice held a series of Creative Community Consultations, enlisting the skills of a visual artist and creative writer to facilitate. A cross section of immediate and wider Hospice community participated. This included patients, staff, volunteers, carers and local residents. The creative consultation facilitators focused these groups using creative writing and visual art processes. The aim was to capture people’s thoughts and feelings about the Hospice re-build with a view to informing the integrated public artwork brief. Within this process participants produced some artwork and poetry articulating these feelings. The consultation document is available on request.

The closing date for Expressions of Interest is 4pm, Thursday, 4th June 2015. Expressions of Interest must be forwarded by email to Clare Mc Comish, NIH Integrated Arts Team (IAT) Arts Consultant and Coordinator [email protected]

Only suitably experienced Artists/Creative Design Teams will be considered. Artists need to demonstrate clearly relevant public art experience. The Hospice Integrated Arts Team will conduct a selection process for artists applying.

The Hospice Integrated Arts Team has representatives from the Hospice Senior Management Team, The Hospice Arts Care Committee, The Arts Council of Northern Ireland, Consarc Design Group, David Clarke Landscape Architects, Public Arts Consultant and a representative from the Local Community.

There will be a guided site visit on Wednesday 20th May at 2pm, meeting at the main site entrance, 74 Somerton road, Belfast. A representative from Consarc Design Group will be available to guide the site visit. *Due to health and safety regulations please confirm attendance of site visit with Clare Mc Comish via the email address above.* General Information regarding Northern Ireland Hospice, including virtual plans for the Somerton rebuild, can be found here.

For more information download the full brief below.

Download PHASE TWO BRIEF NIH IAP.pdf(1,010 KB)