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Artists' commission, Carbrain Gully in Cumbernauld

Please note: The closing date for this vacancy has now been extended to 5pm on Tuesday 8th January 2019.

Impact Arts are working in partnership to commission an artist to create a piece of public artwork in the Carbrain area of Cumbernauld, North Lanarkshire. This artwork will aimed at raising awareness of suicide prevention services and support people to self-manage their wellbeing.

We're working in partnership with North Lanarkshire's Health and Social Care Locality Planning Group (North) for this commission. The Group are creating suicide prevention publicity for display in the Carbrain area and A-Z card style resources to raise awareness of crisis numbers.

The artwork will be displayed in the Carbrain Gully, a main walkway between homes, the town centre and the local train station. It's vital that the local community take ownership of the artwork and are involved in its design and - if possible - its production. The artwork is envisaged as a "seating area" for local people to sit and relax in nature, while encouraging mindfulness through the 5 Steps to Wellbeing.

The design, consultation and creation of the work will take place between January and March 2019, with a final launch date of 6th March 2019. There will be a total commission budget of £3,000 exclusive of VAT which must cover all artist fees, materials, travel and installation costs.

Download a full artist brief for all necessary information.


Application procedure

Artists must submit the following information via email by 5pm on Tuesday 8th January 2019:

  • A response to the brief, detailing how you will tackle the challenges, connect with the community and respond to the identified themes (no more than two sides of A4)
  • Breakdown of available budget into artist fee, fabrication/installation costs, travel, materials etc.
  • An up-to-date CV
  • A portfolio of previous work related to your application

All applications and queries should be directed to Jenny Coxon, Programme Manager at Impact Arts, at jenny@impactarts.co.uk / 0141 575 3001.

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