Ideas:People:Places Project, Maindee Library, Newport

Maindee Unlimited are inviting applications from Sound Artists to produce a new art installation for the newly refurbished Maindee Library building, a volunteer-run community space in Maindee on the eastern side of Newport city centre. 

The commissioned work will be situated and made in response to aspects of the social and cultural ecology of Maindee and will form part of the wider Finding Maindee: Mappa Maindee programme.  The commission will culminate in a launch event at Maindee Library in November 2018.  This will mark the end of the Ideas: People: Places project in Maindee but will also signal the start of a programme of arts & cultural events and activities that Maindee Unlimited plan to continue to host in the newly refurbished library, known as Maindee Library.

Budget: £13,000, inclusive of VAT

Commission is expected to run from August – November 2018

Deadline for Applications is Midnight 25 July 2018

Interviews are scheduled for 07 August 2018

Full brief and details of how to apply may be downloaded here (https://addocreative.us5.list-manage.com/track/click?u=8b07139d0bec4e6dec13c8db1&id=fc4243b1a7&e=73550b38af) .

This commission is part of Finding Maindee – a three-year project supported by the Arts Council of Wales’ Ideas: People: Places (https://addocreative.us5.list-manage.com/track/click?u=8b07139d0bec4e6dec13c8db1&id=13e297db2f&e=73550b38af)  strategic programme, which aims to test new models of regeneration and collaboration through the arts.  The project is part-funded by the Esmee Fairbairn Foundation, Garfield Weston Charitable Trust, the Landfill Tax Credit Scheme through Newport City Council and others.

The commission is being co-curated by Jo Sutton (Maindee Unlimited (https://addocreative.us5.list-manage.com/track/click?u=8b07139d0bec4e6dec13c8db1&id=daa6806ba1&e=73550b38af) ) and Sarah Pace (Addo (https://addocreative.us5.list-manage.com/track/click?u=8b07139d0bec4e6dec13c8db1&id=e4355a4f4a&e=73550b38af) ).

Public art proposal for Flint Castle

Close view from the south eastFlint Castle 8(3)

Welsh Government has allocated funds to develop a public art proposal for Flint Castle as part of a wider regeneration and development project.

Between January and March 2018 a team/consortium of artists, or an organisation, will be commissioned to work with the communities of Flint to explore discuss and investigate their aspirations for the flint foreshore, the castle and relationship with the town. The artists will use creativity to fully engage with the local community to develop themes and stories to be used that may inform the production of a permanent public artwork to be commissioned in the future. Flintshire County Council’s Arts, Culture and Events section will be managing the project.

This specific commission is to contract a team or consortium of artists or organisation to work within Flint’s communities in a variety of art genres for 60 days between the 8thof January and the 30 March 2018, with research and planning taking place in December 2017. We would welcome expressions of interest from artists, across all artforms, who are highly experienced in working with diverse communities. We would particularly welcome expressions of interest from a team/consortium of artists or organisations using a variety of artforms.

Expressions of interest need to be emailed to [email protected] by Friday 1 December 2017 and must include all Artist CV’s outlining relevant experience, contact details of two referees per team, a proposal of how you would approach the brief and a covering letter, an estimated budget. For an informal discussion please contact Gwenno Jones on 01352 702471.
Please see attached documents for further information on how to apply.