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Public Art Commission Opportunity - Bentley Bridge Retail Park, Bilston Craft Gallery

Deadline: October 29, 2012

Public Art Commission Opportunity - Bentley Bridge Retail Park, Bilston Craft Gallery

Call for Artists and Makers: WAVE - Wolverhampton Arts, Venues and Experiences - invites proposals from artists and designer-makers for a public art commission to be sited in the Bentley Bridge retail park, Wednesfield, Wolverhampton. A commission fee of £25 000 is available for this opportunity.

Bentley Bridge retail park is a busy modern shopping and leisure development adjacent to Wednesfield Village Centre, an area of Wolverhampton with a long history as a settlement in its own right, going back to the Domesday book.

This public art opportunity has been made available through the development's owners to enhance the appearance of the park and increase its connection with the local area, especially its links with the historic village high street next door. Creative proposals in a range of media are invited to meet the artist's brief. The application pack including brief and guidance can be downloaded below - or from the WAVE website - click here.

The commissioning process will be managed by Bilston Craft Gallery, of WAVE, with community involvement. The deadline for applications is 9am Monday 29th October 2012; shortlisting and selection is planned to be complete by the end of November. It is expected that installation of the public artwork will be complete by Autumn 2013.

Applications should include:

  1. CV
  2. Proposed approach to the commission addressing the criteria (maximum 2 sides A4)
  3. Draft costing within specified budget, covering fee, materials and fabrication costs, and installation works and costing
  4. Up to 8 images of past work with completed image list, the combined size of emailed attachments must be NO MORE THAN 5MB;  larger files may be submitted on CD

Please submit applications via email to [email protected] If you wish to send supporting materials the address is Bilston Craft Gallery, Mount Pleasant, Bilston WV14 7LU.

If you have any further questions regarding the project please contact Sophie Heath or Carol Thompson on 01902 552 505 or at [email protected]

Click here to download the Application pack.(1,402 KB)