Public Realm Commission - Call for Applicants

Groundwork Creswell are working in Partnership with Groundwork East Midlands’ Creative Regeneration Programme, Chesterfield Borough Council and the Friends of Stand Road Park to commission a permanent piece of public art for Stand Road Park, Chesterfield.

They are looking to appoint a professional artist with experience of working in the public realm - someone who makes exciting, contemporary work, has a proven track record and is familiar with issues surrounding planning permission, maintenance etc.  They strongly encourage applications from the East Midlands Region, but welcome applications from further a field.  Their aim is to commission work that is innovative, of the highest quality and appropriate for the site.  They are open to functional or non-functional sculptural or land based work that can help create an identity for the park and encourage more people to use it.

Deadline: Noon Mon 17 Sep 2007

Interviews: The 5 short-listed artists will be invited for interview w/c 24 Sep 2007 and one artist will be selected to develop the project with the work installed by March 2008.

Fees: There is an overall budget of £8,000 ex. Vat to include artist fees, materials and installation for the public art works. Appropriate receipted travel expenses will be available for the interviews up to £50.

How to apply

For a detailed brief please contact:

Linda Krelle, Design Group Leader, Groundwork Creswell Group
Tel. 01246 570977

Richard Erwin-Jones, Strategic Arts Co-ordinator, Groundwork East Midlands,
Tel: 0115 942 0448
Mob: 07850 754 992