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Public Art Commission: Ashgate Medical Practice, Chesterfield, Beam

Deadline: May 14, 2013, 10:00 am

This public art commission offers an opportunity for an artist (or artist collective) to work with the local community, centre staff and key stakeholders to develop artwork through a programme of creative engagement. The artist(s) are also required to design, develop and deliver permanent public artwork(s) informed by the community engagement undertaken. It is envisaged that following the approval of concept design, a Creative Exchange Session will be arranged to provide an opportunity for the artist to engage with staff, patients and the local community.

The steering group are looking for visually engaging works that animate the public spaces within the health centre. This opportunity is open to artists working with any medium but we are particularly interested in exploring the possibility of including new media artwork within the centre. Artists might also want to consider the theme of movement. Potential spaces for the commissions include, but are not limited to, the glass atrium space, Little Acorns nursery and patient waiting rooms. Artists will be commissioned to undertake concept design, detailed design and implementation.

Ashgate Medical Practice
Ashgate Medical Practice is a new build health centre that is due for completion in October 2013. The site was formerly Manor College; a 100 yr old building, which has now been demolished.

The new build will be spread over 4 floors, with 1 of these being underground (see 13. Additional Information). The central atrium space cuts through the 4 floors and has a glass frontage.

The fee for the commission stage is £17,000 plus VAT and includes engagement workshop delivery, detailed design, production, materials, installation (including foundations as applicable), public works, attendance at meetings and all other costs associated with the work / any subsidiary commissions.

Deadline for applications:Tuesday May 14th 2013 at 10am
Shortlisted artist interviews: May 30th 2013

Click here for full details of this opportunity and how to apply.

Click here to download a full brief.(409 KB)