Open Call Artist(s) Commission Blackpool, Blackpool Council

We are seeking expressions of interest from artists/ organisations to deliver the first part of a neighbourhood Public Art Plan. Blackpool Council and Blackpool Coastal Housing are working with housing regeneration specialists Lovell to comprehensively redevelop the Queens Park Estate.

The focus of the Public Art programme is the major environmental improvement work on the Layton Recreation Ground, land adjacent to Queens Park redevelopment. The selected artists will deliver projects and a programme of activity that directly feeds into the transformation of the area and gives residents the opportunity to be involved through creative and social actions.

The brief has been divided into two main strands of work; one is more concept-based and could be driven through the delivery of a small trans disciplinary project or programme of events. The aim of this strand is to generate activity, connect neighbourhoods and find new ways of working collaboratively with local people. The second strand will directly contribute to the Layton Recreation Ground improvement scheme. It will combine opportunities for developing concepts, designing and making small elements of decorative, distinctive features to be integrated into the physical structure of the scheme.

What are we looking for:

Socially motivated artists with collaborative practice for a programme of work in the Queens Park area of Blackpool. There are two opportunities for artists or artist team to deliver community-hosted creative engagement and place making activities within a residential area undergoing redevelopment.

Deadline for applications of interest: Thursday 13 October, 12 noon

Artist fee: £5900

Materials Budget: £2500

For information on how to apply and the Brief

Contact: Pippa Martin to requst the full brief

E-mail: arts.development@blackpool.gov.uk

The successful applicant(s)  will be self employed and will be able to provide Blackpool Council with a UTR number. Successful applicant(s) must also provide proof of public liability cover of £5m.