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The BIG W- Public Art in Winchburgh

Deadline: August 25, 2014, 5:00 pm

West Lothian Council are seeking to appoint a Creative Advisor/Artist/Producer to develop and deliver a dynamic, original, engaging and creative public art framework. This would take the form of a three to four year public art strategy or ‘Creative Vision Plan’ for the new housing development of Winchburgh.

This plan must clearly outline a series of community engagement events as well as sited permanent and semi-permanent art installations around the new development and traditional areas of the town of Winchburgh. The strategy will be used as the foundation for future public art work development and must be have a strong activity and research focus in order to deliver a both a foundation of creative community engagement activities and a clear strategic plan which will inform and culminate in unique public art works within both the new development areas and traditional centre of Winchburgh.

Individual artists, arts/architectural organisations or collaborative artist/creative teams are welcome to apply. Applicants must have previous experience of working the public realm and demonstrate successful project delivery in previous housing development areas.

The creative advisor should provide evidence of their depth of knowledge and experience of art in the public realm.

Specification: The commissioners are looking for persons or teams with the following experience:

  • Professional training in the arts, design, public realm, architecture etc. (Academic qualification or 5 years experience in relevant field to degree level or recognised industry experience)
  • Track record of successful Public art projects delivered.
  • Good level of understanding of the urban master planning process.
  • Good level of understanding of Local authority planning process.
  • Experience of working with the community, be able to evidence past projects where the community have been creatively engaged in the design / concept development of an art project.
  • Excellent communication skills.
  • Excellent project and strategy management skills.

Total Budget: £45,000.00

For more information please download the full brief below.

Download Creative Advisor Artist Brief Winchburgh Final 2014.pdf(222 KB)