CHANGING TRACKS Outdoor Public Art Commission – EU Culture Programme

CHANGING TRACKS Outdoor Public Art Commission – EU Culture Programme

The Partners wish to commission three professional lead artists, one from each of the participating countries, UK, Ireland and Spain / Catalonia respectively, to create a TEMPORARY outdoor artwork concept which can then be realised in each participating Partner region.

REFERENCE GCEUCT1

Awarding body Northamptonshire County Council

Est. Start Date: 01/01/2014
Est. End Date: 28/11/2014

Description

EU CULTURE PROGRAMME: CHANGING TRACKS – OUTDOOR PUBLIC ART COMMISSION

Lead Co-ordinator Northamptonshire County Council, UK, and Co-organisers Mayo County Council, Ireland and Consortium Transversal – Cultural Activities Network, Spain, hereafter ‘the Partners’, have secured funding from the Education, Audiovisual and Culture Executive of the European Commission (EACEA) towards the delivery of the contemporary visual/digital arts programme CHANGING TRACKS as part of the EU Culture Programme 2007 – 2013.

The Partners wish to commission three professional lead artists, one from each of the participating countries, UK, Ireland and Spain / Catalonia respectively, to create a TEMPORARY outdoor artwork concept which can then be realised in each participating Partner region, creating nine new site-specific contemporary visual / digital artworks in total (three in each per participating Partner region, 1 by each artist) to be installed in the spring / summer 2014.

Selected artists will be of a national / international calibre and are required to produce an original concept for their proposed artwork. The original project concept outlined in the EU Culture Programme submission stated that the project and commissions would:

‘explore the shared economic and cultural heritage themes in relation to former railway lines, from their original purpose and revolutionary impact on Europe’s natural and economic landscape and its citizens, to their current form, function and association with domestic tourism and healthy lifestyles.’

The Partners intend that the proposed artworks will be installed on identified former railway lines in each participating region which are today used primarily as visitor destinations for both walking and cycling.

A full copy of the brief can be downloaded from this site (see attachments)

The deadline for proposals is the 27th September 2013.

Submissions received after this date cannot be considered.
 

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Additional information

Contract Type One off
Procurement Process Open Tender
Estimated ValueText Description circa fifty-four thousand pounds
Category Arts & Leisure Services,
CPV codes 92000000,
Suitable for SME YES

Document Available Until

26 September 2013

3 months

Submission Return By

27 September 2013

3 months

Contact Details

Northamptonshire County Council
Graham Callister
01604366909

This contract is being managed by Northamptonshire County Council . To request documentation contact gcallister@northamptonshire.gov.uk