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PUBLIC ART APPROCAHING THE COMMISSIONING PROCESS Presented by Caroline Orr
WHY UNDERTAKE COMMISSIONS <ul><li>Opportunity to expand practice  </li></ul><ul><li>New audiences </li></ul><ul><li>Income...
WHO COMMISSIONS <ul><li>Per Cent for Art Scheme: 1% of capital construction project funding from Irish Govt Depts, subject...
OTHER COMMISSIONERS <ul><li>Galleries and Arts Organisations with off-site projects </li></ul><ul><li>Festivals </li></ul>...
FORMS OF COMMISSIONING <ul><li>Open competition </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Openly advertised and generally a 2 stage process </...
COMMISION OPPORTUNITIES INFO <ul><li>Websites: Arts Councils, Local Authorities and arts resource organisations ie. Visual...
THE BRIEF <ul><li>Ensure to read carefully </li></ul><ul><li>Request clarity if necessary </li></ul><ul><li>An indication ...
THE PROPOSAL <ul><li>Allow sufficient preparation time </li></ul><ul><li>Respond imaginatively to the  specifics  of the b...
PROPOSAL CONTENTS <ul><li>Curriculum Vitae </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Up to date, relevant to proposal and not too long </li></...
PROPOSAL CONTENTS <ul><li>Visual information ie. maquettes, drawings, computer-generated images </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Good...
PROPOSAL CONTENTS <ul><ul><li>a rtist’s fee  </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>insurance </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>workshops </l...
PROPOSAL CONTENTS <ul><li>Realistic timeline   </li></ul><ul><li>Support and resources necessary </li></ul><ul><li>Health ...
SELECTION <ul><li>Selection panels are thorough in their deliberations and base decisions on the selection criteria </li><...
RESOURCES <ul><li>Visual Artists Ireland website: ‘info-pool’ section on  www.visualartists.ie   </li></ul><ul><li>( Prepa...
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ArtLinks Engaging In The Public Art Commissioning Process

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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
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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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ArtLinks Engaging In The Public Art Commissioning Process

  1. 1. PUBLIC ART APPROCAHING THE COMMISSIONING PROCESS Presented by Caroline Orr
  2. 2. WHY UNDERTAKE COMMISSIONS <ul><li>Opportunity to expand practice </li></ul><ul><li>New audiences </li></ul><ul><li>Income </li></ul>
  3. 3. WHO COMMISSIONS <ul><li>Per Cent for Art Scheme: 1% of capital construction project funding from Irish Govt Depts, subject to limits, granted for art projects. </li></ul><ul><li>Commissions administered by Local Authorities, Office of Public Works, Schools, Fire Service </li></ul><ul><li>Per Cent for Art Scheme General National Guidelines published 2004. www.publicart.ie </li></ul>
  4. 4. OTHER COMMISSIONERS <ul><li>Galleries and Arts Organisations with off-site projects </li></ul><ul><li>Festivals </li></ul><ul><li>Private Developers </li></ul>
  5. 5. FORMS OF COMMISSIONING <ul><li>Open competition </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Openly advertised and generally a 2 stage process </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>An opportunity for emerging artists </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Limited competition </li></ul><ul><ul><li>By invitation and generally a 1 stage process </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Direct commission </li></ul><ul><ul><li>By invitation </li></ul></ul>
  6. 6. COMMISION OPPORTUNITIES INFO <ul><li>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 </li></ul><ul><li>E-shots / E-newsletters: as above </li></ul><ul><li>Publications: Visual Artists Newsheet, Circa, Irish Times, Local newspapers </li></ul><ul><li>Word of mouth </li></ul>
  7. 7. THE BRIEF <ul><li>Ensure to read carefully </li></ul><ul><li>Request clarity if necessary </li></ul><ul><li>An indication of commissioners vision </li></ul><ul><li>Is this commission opportunity for you? </li></ul>
  8. 8. THE PROPOSAL <ul><li>Allow sufficient preparation time </li></ul><ul><li>Respond imaginatively to the specifics of the brief </li></ul><ul><li>Respond to the selection criteria </li></ul><ul><li>Fulfil all submission requirements </li></ul><ul><li>Write engagingly and with clarity </li></ul><ul><li>Be professional </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Typed/ checklist / Spell checked / Proof read / include name, date, and page number at bottom of each page / keep a copy </li></ul></ul>
  9. 9. PROPOSAL CONTENTS <ul><li>Curriculum Vitae </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Up to date, relevant to proposal and not too long </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Artist’s Statement </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Interesting, clear and not too long </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Explanation of the creative idea for the art work </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Original, engaging, challenging, responsive to brief </li></ul></ul>
  10. 10. PROPOSAL CONTENTS <ul><li>Visual information ie. maquettes, drawings, computer-generated images </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Good quality </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>In appropriate format </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Clearly labelled with your name </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Details of materials and dimensions </li></ul><ul><li>Information on realising the art work ie. fabrication, transport, installation etc </li></ul>
  11. 11. PROPOSAL CONTENTS <ul><ul><li>a rtist’s fee </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>insurance </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>workshops </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>materials </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>fabrication </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>transportation </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>possible site works </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>traffic management costs </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>installation </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>possible lighting features </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>title plaque </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Etc. </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Realistic and detailed budget </li></ul><ul><li>An itemised budget may include; </li></ul>
  12. 12. PROPOSAL CONTENTS <ul><li>Realistic timeline </li></ul><ul><li>Support and resources necessary </li></ul><ul><li>Health and Safety information </li></ul><ul><li>Maintenance requirements </li></ul>
  13. 13. SELECTION <ul><li>Selection panels are thorough in their deliberations and base decisions on the selection criteria </li></ul><ul><li>Proposal selected </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Congratulations! </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Proposal not selected this time </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Request feedback </li></ul></ul>
  14. 14. RESOURCES <ul><li>Visual Artists Ireland website: ‘info-pool’ section on www.visualartists.ie </li></ul><ul><li>( Preparing proposals and The Science and Art of Pricing and Costing your Work by Annette Clancy and Undertaking Commissions by Annette Moloney) </li></ul><ul><li>Arts Council of Ireland website: ‘supporting documentation’ section within available funding pages on www.artscouncil.ie </li></ul>

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