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ArtLinks Engaging In The Public Art Commissioning Process

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Published on January 3, 2009

Author: artlinks

Source: slideshare.net

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How to engage in the Public Art commissioning process:

* professional application procedures
* investigating what commissioners look for in response to briefs
*
exploring what constitutes a good Public Art application
* organising information to help focus an application
* successful strategies to utilise in the commissioning process
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PUBLIC ART APPROCAHING THE COMMISSIONING PROCESS Presented by Caroline Orr

WHY UNDERTAKE COMMISSIONS Opportunity to expand practice New audiences Income

Opportunity to expand practice

New audiences

Income

WHO COMMISSIONS Per Cent for Art Scheme: 1% of capital construction project funding from Irish Govt Depts, subject to limits, granted for art projects. Commissions administered by Local Authorities, Office of Public Works, Schools, Fire Service Per Cent for Art Scheme General National Guidelines published 2004. www.publicart.ie

Per Cent for Art Scheme: 1% of capital construction project funding from Irish Govt Depts, subject to limits, granted for art projects.

Commissions administered by Local Authorities, Office of Public Works, Schools, Fire Service

Per Cent for Art Scheme General National Guidelines published 2004. www.publicart.ie

OTHER COMMISSIONERS Galleries and Arts Organisations with off-site projects Festivals Private Developers

Galleries and Arts Organisations with off-site projects

Festivals

Private Developers

FORMS OF COMMISSIONING Open competition Openly advertised and generally a 2 stage process An opportunity for emerging artists Limited competition By invitation and generally a 1 stage process Direct commission By invitation

Open competition

Openly advertised and generally a 2 stage process

An opportunity for emerging artists

Limited competition

By invitation and generally a 1 stage process

Direct commission

By invitation

COMMISION OPPORTUNITIES INFO Websites: Arts Councils, Local Authorities and arts resource organisations ie. Visual Artists Ireland, CREATE, Community Arts Forum, National Sculpture Factory, Leitrim Sculpture Centre. Also art-public.com E-shots / E-newsletters: as above Publications: Visual Artists Newsheet, Circa, Irish Times, Local newspapers Word of mouth

Websites: Arts Councils, Local Authorities and arts resource organisations ie. Visual Artists Ireland, CREATE, Community Arts Forum, National Sculpture Factory, Leitrim Sculpture Centre. Also art-public.com

E-shots / E-newsletters: as above

Publications: Visual Artists Newsheet, Circa, Irish Times, Local newspapers

Word of mouth

THE BRIEF Ensure to read carefully Request clarity if necessary An indication of commissioners vision Is this commission opportunity for you?

Ensure to read carefully

Request clarity if necessary

An indication of commissioners vision

Is this commission opportunity for you?

THE PROPOSAL Allow sufficient preparation time Respond imaginatively to the specifics of the brief Respond to the selection criteria Fulfil all submission requirements Write engagingly and with clarity Be professional Typed/ checklist / Spell checked / Proof read / include name, date, and page number at bottom of each page / keep a copy

Allow sufficient preparation time

Respond imaginatively to the specifics of the brief

Respond to the selection criteria

Fulfil all submission requirements

Write engagingly and with clarity

Be professional

Typed/ checklist / Spell checked / Proof read / include name, date, and page number at bottom of each page / keep a copy

PROPOSAL CONTENTS Curriculum Vitae Up to date, relevant to proposal and not too long Artist’s Statement Interesting, clear and not too long Explanation of the creative idea for the art work Original, engaging, challenging, responsive to brief

Curriculum Vitae

Up to date, relevant to proposal and not too long

Artist’s Statement

Interesting, clear and not too long

Explanation of the creative idea for the art work

Original, engaging, challenging, responsive to brief

PROPOSAL CONTENTS Visual information ie. maquettes, drawings, computer-generated images Good quality In appropriate format Clearly labelled with your name Details of materials and dimensions Information on realising the art work ie. fabrication, transport, installation etc

Visual information ie. maquettes, drawings, computer-generated images

Good quality

In appropriate format

Clearly labelled with your name

Details of materials and dimensions

Information on realising the art work ie. fabrication, transport, installation etc

PROPOSAL CONTENTS a rtist’s fee insurance workshops materials fabrication transportation possible site works traffic management costs installation possible lighting features title plaque Etc. Realistic and detailed budget An itemised budget may include;

a rtist’s fee

insurance

workshops

materials

fabrication

transportation

possible site works

traffic management costs

installation

possible lighting features

title plaque

Etc.

Realistic and detailed budget

An itemised budget may include;

PROPOSAL CONTENTS Realistic timeline Support and resources necessary Health and Safety information Maintenance requirements

Realistic timeline

Support and resources necessary

Health and Safety information

Maintenance requirements

SELECTION Selection panels are thorough in their deliberations and base decisions on the selection criteria Proposal selected Congratulations! Proposal not selected this time Request feedback

Selection panels are thorough in their deliberations and base decisions on the selection criteria

Proposal selected

Congratulations!

Proposal not selected this time

Request feedback

RESOURCES Visual Artists Ireland website: ‘info-pool’ section on www.visualartists.ie ( Preparing proposals and The Science and Art of Pricing and Costing your Work by Annette Clancy and Undertaking Commissions by Annette Moloney) Arts Council of Ireland website: ‘supporting documentation’ section within available funding pages on www.artscouncil.ie

Visual Artists Ireland website: ‘info-pool’ section on www.visualartists.ie

( Preparing proposals and The Science and Art of Pricing and Costing your Work by Annette Clancy and Undertaking Commissions by Annette Moloney)

Arts Council of Ireland website: ‘supporting documentation’ section within available funding pages on www.artscouncil.ie

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