Tour de France Artistic Commission

Tour de France Artistic Commission

This commission will form part of a countywide Cultural Cycling Festival of activity inspired by the Tour de France.


Awarding body Cambridge City Council

Est. Start Date: 03/02/2014
Est. End Date: 29/08/2014


The Tour de France’s visit to the UK in 2014 is a rare opportunity and one not to be missed.

The city of Cambridge will be on the world’s stage and it is anticipated that at least 50,000 people will come to see the start of the Tour in the city on Monday 7th July 2014.

This commission is for an ambitious and high impact, publicly engaging artwork to be based in the city centre of Cambridge on the day of the Tour (and ideally longer).

It aims to maximise the opportunity for the city of Cambridge to be showcased, enjoyed and seen in a new light by local residents, and national and international spectators who will be out on the day to enjoy the start of the Tour de France, including potentially billions more across the world on TV.

This commission will form part of a countywide Cultural Cycling Festival of activity inspired by the Tour de France.

Cambridge has many excellent arts organisations and cultural institutions that contribute to its famous international reputation. It is a city of ideas, of innovation and excellence. This commission is an opportunity to draw attention to these treasures of Cambridge.

The commission is left as a deliberately wide and open brief for an artist, organisation or other body to interpret in a creative way to achieve its aim.

Submissions to deliver this commission are welcomed from individual artists as well as arts organisations, agencies, producers, creative industries and all those individuals or organisations with relevant experience. This includes those who might propose working in collaboration to deliver this project although the commission will be granted to just one party.

This commission is funded by the Arts Council England, South East and managed by Cambridge City Council.

Anyone submitting a tender must be able to demonstrate experience in successfully delivering large commissions of a scale and level of impact appropriate to the level anticipated from this commission.

The Invitation to Tender document is available for download from the Cambridge City Council website from the following link:

Any quotations or tenders received after the date and time specified will not be considered. Full details of the return process is included in the documents.

As this invitation to tender is offered as a downloadable form and in order to ensure that the council can inform all potential applicants of answers to any questions posed by other applicants (before the closing date) please advise the contact officer if you intend to or may submit a tender.

Please note that this advert will not be available as of the document request deadline. Please ensure that you have made a copy of any relevant documents or information prior to this date. Responses can still be submitted up until the document return deadline.


Additional information

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