Expression of interest - call for artists

Papplewick Green and Annesley Festival of Place and schools workshops: call for artists expressions of interest

 

This document comprises the information to calls for expressions of interest for projects across twos sites in the Ashfield area of Nottinghamshire. Artists are invited to respond to one or both of the opportunities, and if responding to both, indicate how a programme of linked activity could be formed.

 

1 – Festival of Place

Precis

The communities of Papplewick Green and Annesley, Nottinghamshire, are involved in a creative public consultation for public art and placemaking interventions on two new, large-scale housing developments.

As part of this consultation process, a day of creative and place-based activities will be held at the end of July to engage the communities in the place in which they live. The purpose of these days and activities is to foster and galvanise a sense of place on the new housing developments and to begin conversations about the commissioning of public art/placemaking interventions on these sites. As new housing developments, these are new communities, so these days will offer an opportunity for neighbours to meet, as well as for conversation about the public art commissions to take place.

Site information and indicative images can be found below. The commissioning is taking place through Open Plan and consultants Cara Courage and Richard Wolfstrome, for Ashfield District Council.

Artists commissions

We are seeking socially -orientated arts activities for all ages that will engage residents, though creative activities and interventions, principally in where they live and, more widely, the public art/placemaking commissions (principally, what form they might take, where they might be sited).

These activities can be from any artform and delivered through performance, installation or workshop for example.

Activities will take place during a weekend day (Saturday, 10th September, Annesley; Sunday, 11th September, Papplewick Green) and should be suitable for all ages, in mixed or age-specific groups. There is the potential for a night-time illuminated installation to be left in place at both sites.

In response to this brief, artists are encouraged to propose one or more activities, to work over one or both sites. If you are proposing more than one activity, please however indicate which is your preferred.

Due to the short deadline for these commissions, it is anticipated that responses will be activity that can be easily replicated from an existing portfolio, with simple adaptions to site if required.

Further commissions over the summer and into the start of the school term will be sought in due course: these will be aimed at art interventions that can be left in place to continue place-based conversations, and schools making workshops leading to a children’s procession.

Fee

A daily rate of £150pd of delivery is available, with addition budget lines for materials and travel.

Response requirements

Please submit a response of no more than three A4 pages, with any images (no larger than 300dpi), attached separately. In your response, please indicate:

1.       description of activity and how it meets the brief;

2.       age range(s) aimed at;

3.       duration of activity;

4.       materials and travel budget;

5.       any prior to delivery activity required (on-site or off, but that would involve any element of project management);

6.       artists biography and link to website(s).

Deadline

·         Deadline for expressions of interest: 12 pm, 5th August

·         Commissioning: no later than 12th August

Please send expressions of interest to Cara Courage, cara@caracourage.net.

Site information

Papplewick Green: The daytime activities will be sited on a grassed area on the housing estate, with an option of using the school hall in wet weather. The site also includes a wild grass area and river and links to a community-managed woodland. The night-time installation will be sited on a grassed area.

Annesley: The daytime activities will be sited on a grassed area on the housing estate, with an option of using a nearby new-build parish hall for wet weather option and/or a separate event on the same day (TBC). The night-time installation will be sited on a grassed area.

  

2 – Schools workshops

Precis

The communities of Papplewick Green and Annesley, Nottinghamshire, are involved in a creative public consultation for public art and placemaking interventions on two new, large-scale housing developments.

As part of this consultation process, a series of creative workshops with pupils from a number of local schools are proposed. The schools are both Primary and Secondary schools.

The purpose of the workshops is to engage the pupils in creative activities that will help foster a sense of place and connection to the new housing developments, on which many of them will be resident and on which one of the primary schools is sited, and to garner their ideas towards the creation of a brief for the public art and placemaking commissions.

Site information and indicative images can be found below. The commissioning is taking place through Open Plan and consultants Cara Courage and Richard Wolfstrome, for Ashfield District Council.

Artists commissions

We are seeking an artist, collective of artists or an arts organisation that can run a standalone creative activity, the theme and content of which will engage the pupils in where they live.

The workshops:

·         can be from any artform;

·         will take place over three half-day sessions, in the mid to latter two weeks of September;

·         could take place both in and out of school hours;

·         will take place at both at a school site and community centre location, and close to grassed areas that could be also be used;

·         and the final workshop should include a procession or presentation of the work created to family and the local community.

Due to the short deadline for these commissions, it is anticipated that responses will be activity that can be easily replicated from an existing portfolio, with simple adaptions to site if required.

Fee

A daily rate of £150pd of delivery is available, with addition budget lines for materials and travel.

Response requirements

Please submit a response of no more than three A4 pages, with any images (no larger than 300dpi), attached separately. In your response, please indicate:

7.       description of activity and how it meets the brief;

8.       age range(s) aimed at (Primary, Secondary or both);

9.       materials and travel budget;

10.   any prior to delivery activity required (on-site or off, but that would involve any element of project management);

11.   artists biography and link to website(s).

Deadline

·         Deadline for expressions of interest: 12 pm, 5th August

·         Commissioning: no later than 12th August

Please send expressions of interest to Cara Courage, cara@caracourage.net.

Site information

Papplewick Green: the housing development site comprises of a primary school and two large grassed areas next to the school and nearby- these can be used for delivery. The site also includes a wild grass area and river and links to a community-managed woodland. The workshops may also take place in other school sites.

Annesley: the housing development site comprises a large grassed area, a nearby modern community centre with two adjacent greens, and school sites.  

 

 

Papplewick Green images

 

 

Annesley images