Artist Opportunity - Howland Rd, Thame - Public Art Commission
Deadline: 8 April, 2015
Application fee: none
Expressions of Interest invited from experienced and suitably experienced artists to create a new public artwork for a newly developed site in Thame, Oxfordshire. The total budget available for the artwork is up to £15,000 (exclusive of VAT).
Artists interested in the commission should submit an Expression of Interest and include the following information:
1. Name or the name of organisation/collective with contact details.
2. A biography including images of previous commissions, museum and gallery exhibitions (5mb maximum file size).
3. An initial response to the ‘Artist’s Brief’ in the form of an artist statement (max 150 words) or covering letter.
4. An indication of your availability within the proposed time frame.
A copy of the Artist’s Brief can be downloaded at
Thame will be at the heart of this project and the selected artist/collective must demonstrate how they will work with the community to develop a sense of ownership and pride in the piece and the environment and most importantly help create a shared space for all.
Submission responses should be in digital format and must be returned for the attention of Laura O’Leary (firstname.lastname@example.org) by the deadline of 8th April 2015. Please note any submission received after the deadline cannot be considered by the Selection Panel.
From the Expressions of Interest received, the Selection Panel intends to invite a maximum of four artists/collectives for interview. The interviews will take place in May 2015 when the invited artists/collectives will be required to present their proposal to the Selection Panel.
The presentation of proposals at interview will include: sketch designs, visualisations and/or a maquette as well as an explanation of the concept for the artwork, how it relates to our theme and how the artist/artist team would approach its design, fabrication and installation. Details of maintenance requirements and lifespan expectations should also form part of the presentation. The presentation must also outline the proposed approach to engagement and work within the local community.
The presentations will need to demonstrate how the work can be implemented within the allocated budget and timescale with details of each broken down into research, production and delivery.
The Selection Panel aims to select one artist/collective attending the interviews to undertake the commission.