24.08.2020

Pembrokeshire County Council > Tender for Public Art Pieces under the Ancient Connections Project (Ireland)

Pembrokeshire County Council, on behalf of the Wexford/Pembrokeshire EU funded arts, heritage and tourism project Ancient Connections, wish to appoint an artist or artists to create two new connected pieces of public art, one in Ferns, Ireland and one in St Davids, Wales.

Proposals are invited for the design and creation of both artworks, which must be linked to each other in some way. Links can be either visual, in terms of design echoes, conceptual in terms of themes or approach, or linked in other creative ways proposed by the artist/s. Proposals from individual artists, artist collectives, or artistic cross-border collaborations are welcomed, however proposals for just one of the artworks in one location will not be accepted. While artist collaborations are welcome, one artist or company must be named as the lead contractor, and all communication during the tendering process will be undertaken with them.

The maximum budget available is €175,000 to cover all costs including artists’ fees and expenses, engineering, materials, costs relating to permissions, e.g. planning permission, documentation and installation. The two artworks, one in Ferns and one in St Davids should have equal budget allocation and equivalent status and impact.

The contract will be awarded in two stages. Stage 1 is an Open Call for Expressions of Interest. Applicants for Stage 1 are invited to present an artistic approach to the brief, not a design proposal. From these submissions, a shortlist of five artists will be selected by a cross-border panel based on the scoring process outlined below. These artists will be invited to make site visits to both locations, meet community groups and planning specialists and develop designs and a costed proposal. A fee of €1500 will be paid to these artists to include their time, travel expenses and accommodation.

Deadline: 21 September 2020

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