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Public Art Commission: C.S. Lewis Square, Belfast

Deadline: September 14, 2011, 12:00 pm

Belfast City Council are seeking to commission a high quality, permanent, innovative and original work(s) by an artist(s) who will incorporate the context and complement the built fabric of the civic square into the design of the proposed art piece(s). The commission will permit creative input of an artist(s) to the public art piece(s) in the civic square. Positive public perception of the redevelopment will be encouraged with creative communication channels such as media campaigns and local activity. The Connswater Community Greenway Team will oversee the community engagement and involvement that will create a sense of civic ownership and pride in the proposed public art.

C.S Lewis, one of Belfast’s famous sons, has been chosen as the inspiration for the design of the square and Public Art specifically focusing on ‘The Chronicles of Narnia’. The Contractor has incorporated a C.S.Lewis theme within the layout of the Civic Square.

Successful artists selected will be required at the next stage (Stage 2) to submit their proposals for one or more pieces of Public Art up to the total value of GBP280,000 excluding VAT. All associated costs are to be included within the allocated budget. Successful artists will receive a development grant of GBP1,000 to prepare their maquettes as part of their Stage 2 submission.

Applications to be returned not later than 12 noon on 14th September 2011.

Applicants will need to register with bravosolutions.co.uk to obtain the full brief and application form: www.e-sourcingni.bravosolution.co.uk.
Bravo support: 0800 368 4850 or [email protected].
All requests for information or clarification should be submitted by email via the eSourcingNI portal for the attention of the Project Management Unit.

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