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Tunbridge Wells 21st Century Cycle Route: Call for expressions of interest

Deadline: November 6, 2011

Tunbridge Wells 21st Century Cycle Route
Art in the public realm
Call for expressions of interest

Tunbridge Wells Borough Council have secured funding to commission and install 3 feature pieces of public art along a shared cycle and foot path that connects the centre of the town to its retail park and nature reserve. They seek expressions of interest from artists and designers to respond to a single or combination of the available sites, to create site-responsive work that will help to energise and invigorate the route for all its users. The successful artist will work with local communities as part of the commission process.

The commission offers the opportunity to produce a significant piece of work that will become permanent fixture in a vibrant townscape where art is enjoying an increasing profile. An overarching vision for this scheme is to contribute to the creation of meaningful places. ‘Place-making’ requires genuine engagement and connection with individual community members, promoting site-responsive works that draw on the inspirational character and qualities of the sites.

Three sites have been selected along the cycle route that combine a mixture of post-industrial residential sites, parkland and a nature reserve.

Up to 6 x shortlisted artists will be offered a £250 development grant per commission, to further design the artwork.

Three final commissions, to include costs are up to £24k, £24k and £12k.

The project is open to multi-disciplinary design teams, individual artists, or groups.

The deadline for submissions is Sunday 6 November 2011, 11.59 pm. 

The work is to be realised by Autumn 2012.

For full details visit the website below or email [email protected]

Visit www.tunbridgewellsmuseum.org/default.aspx?page=2179