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Public Art Community Commission Awards 2012

Is your community interested in Public Art?
Ever wanted to work with an artist?

 

Aberdeen City Council is offering community groups, organisations and charities the opportunity to develop public art projects within their own communities through the new ‘Public Art Community Commissions’. Successful applicants will have the opportunity to create their own projects, commission an artist(s) to work with and raise the profile of their community.
Public Art has the potential for celebration, provoke reaction, promote debate, and bring communities together and encourage discussion on a wide range of issues of relevance to a community or site. It’s a great way for people to feel involved in their community, create a sense of civic pride and belonging. Within this commission you could have:
· A permanent piece of public artwork.
· A short-lived object or temporary piece.
· A one-off event that you could help create or even perform in.
· An intervention by an artist that could be brief or long-term.
· An artist’s performance, be it a one off or part of a festival programme.
Two grants of up to £14,000 will be available for projects, inclusive of running costs, artist / arts organisation fee and any installation or marketing costs.
Application forms and guidelines can be downloaded from

http://www.aberdeencity.gov.uk/community_life_leisure/arts/whitespace/art_arts_development.asp
You can also download a PDF version of the Public Art Tool Kit which gives advice and guidance on all aspects of developing a public art project. Additional support and guidance on all aspects of this commission can be received by emailing artsdevelopment@aberdeencity.gov.uk or by calling (01224) 814740. The Arts Development office will be closed from December 22nd to January 4th so will not be able to respond during this period.
A morning surgery for any queries or questions will be announced soon and details for it will appear on the Art Development website page.
Deadline for applications to be received is 5.00pm on Monday 16th of January 2012.

 

Public Art Education Opportunity

Aberdeen City Council are due to launch the Aberdeen Public Art Fund, along with a Public Art Toolkit and website. This new fund will be launching in late 2011.

As part of the fund  Arts Development, are running a free education programme for those community groups or organisations in the city who might wish to apply to the fund but feel that they perhaps require some training or support before doing so. The education programme, running one afternoon a week for 5 weeks, will utilise the new Aberdeen City Public Art Toolkit, taking participants through each stage of a public art project, as well as incorporating professional artists talks, site visits and practical exercises. Continue reading