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Outdoor public art commission - Stockholm

Deadline: October 6, 2014, 9:00 am

The Stockholm County Council Cultural Committee invites artists to apply for proposal opportunities for an outdoor public art commission at the northern entrance of the Treatment building, New Karolinska Solna University Hospital (NKS).

The Treatment building is set in a strategically important location where the Academic Mall merges into the hospital park. Seven floors high, the building is situated on sloping ground where the differences in level are resolved by the terrace formed at the end of the Academic Mall.

The northern entrance to the new Treatment building will be used by patients and relatives coming to the hospital for radiation treatment. Here a well-designed and thoroughly planned outdoor environment is of the utmost importance.

The call for proposal concerns the outdoor environment in front of the northern entrance to the new Treatment building. The site is ideal for sculptures, light installations, reworking of ground coverings, etc. Great emphasis will be placed on the strength of the public art work to harmonize with the architectural design, enrich the location and create a welcoming outdoor environment in front of the entrance.

Visitors to the hospital must be allowed an experience of the artwork regardless of the time of the day or season of the year. The proposal should take into account issues of accessibility and other practical

Budget: Proposal: 50 000 SEK excluding VAT.
The cost range for the production of the public art commission, includ-ing the proposal, is budgeted at 1,600,000 SEK excluding VAT. All costs connected to the execution and installation of the artwork, such as the artist's own project planning time, material costs, mounting arrange-ments, subcontractors/assistants, travel, transport, insurance, the artist's own fees for executing the work and artistic fees, must fit within that range. An environmental check-list and maintenance instructions are also included in the artist's obligations. Advice for maintenance and arrangements for maintenance must also be indicated in the budget. Construction-related costs for design, mounting and installation of the artwork are funded via the construction project budget.


2nd Dec 2014 - start meeting for the proposal process

Jan 2015 - proposal review

10th March 2015 - proposal submission

April 2015 decision made on which proposal will be selected.

Production of artwork according to the timetable of the project. Mounting/installation of the artwork will be coordinated with the construction project.

Who can apply?
In order to receive public art commissions from the Stockholm County Council Cultural Committee, applicants must fulfill the following requirements:

  • Be a professional artist
  • When a commission is awarded, applicants must have the ability to send legally valid invoices in compliance with relevant tax regulations. Should an applicant be awarded a commission, a copy of certificate(s) from relevant tax authority must be provided on request.

In addition, it is required that:

  • The artwork must take into consideration the specific characteristics and operational conditions of the healthcare environment.
  • Applicants should be able to provide solutions for the operation and maintenance of the artwork and ensure that a sufficiently high level of durability is achieved.
  • Environmental issues should be taken into consideration in the selection of materials and production methods.

For further details about this commission or instructions on how to submit an expression of interest click here.