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Spring Green Programme 2009 commissions

Deadline: December 17, 2008

Spring Green is The Architecture Centre’s annual programme of events and exhibitions that celebrates and promotes sustainable innovation in the built environment. A focal point of Spring Green 2009 will be a programme of artwork exploring some of the issues related to urban green spaces. Up to four commissions are available for artists and creative teams who can engage with the key aims of the Spring Green programme.

We would be interested in hearing from:

  • Artists working in any discipline whose work engages with the natural and designed/built environment
  • Artist/built environment practitioner teams with pre-existing collaborations

Proposals for these opportunities are invited which engage with the project’s themes; artists are encouraged to think about context or site-specific works that are temporary. The work can be made and/or presented off site or in the Centre. Interventions or other work off site should, however, be coordinated from the project hub in the gallery and some remnant, documentation or other visible presence must be available to the public within the hub at points within the programme.

We do not wish to be overly prescriptive in how the hub site and offsite works should develop or interact. We would prefer if artists working off-site used the hub as base-camp and maintained a presence there. The hub site will be fully accessible between mid-March and early May.

Proposals are sought from artists and/or artist/designer teams working in any media or discipline. Collaborative proposals are welcome.

Applications should take the form of a proposal outlining why you are interested in this brief, how it relates to your current practice and the   approach you are proposing to undertake, including how you would engage  with the hub exhibition site. Please include your CV. Please include visual material in the form of a CD, DVD or website link. We will also accept other materials (e.g. artist’s books, catalogues) as supporting evidence.

Include a SAE with correct postage for return of application materials if applicable.

Successful applicants notified: week beginning 5 January 2009

Project to run between January and April 2009

Gallery open: mid March to early May 2009

Further queries and for a full brief please contact Programme Coordinator: [email protected] or T: 0117 922 1540