Longford County Council Fire Services wish to commission a site specific public art feature to celebrate the opening of the new Fire Station in Lanesborough.
The sum of €8,000.00 will be paid to the successful candidate in two pre-arranged, staged payments. This figure is inclusive of artist fees, materials, production costs VAT, off-site insurance, travel, transport costs and site preparation including the provision of adequate lighting and installation.
The successful applicant must provide evidence of appropriate and sufficient insurance cover, also a valid tax clearance or C2 certificate as well as the appropriate health and safety statement.
The selected piece will be erected in the front of the fire station by the front door which can be identified in the accompanying photographs as the square area currently covered in soil.
1. Tuesday 28th November Publish Project Brief
On www.longfordcoco.ie – mail-shot to existing sculptor database – send advertisement to Visual Artists Ireland www.visualartists.ie/contact/eguidelines
2. Monday 15th December & Wednesday 17th December 12.00pm
Artist’s site visits with Arts Officer and Fire Chief such visits are optional but site visits must be booked in advance by contacting the County Arts Office at: firstname.lastname@example.org
3. Monday 19th January 1.00pm Closing date for Submissions.
Submissions must arrive at The Reception, Longford County Council, Aras an Chontae, Great Water Street, Longford no later than 1.00pm sharp on this date.
4. Week of Monday 26th January 2015 11.00 am Artistic Features Committee Adjudication Meeting
Committee members: Cllr Mark Casey Cathaoirleach Longford County Council , Declan Kilcline Chief Fire Officer, County Arts Officer Fergus Kennedy, Donal Mac an Bheatha Senior Executive Planner, Plus two visual artists.
5. Friday January 30th Notification of successful artist, arrangements to sign contracts and payment of first tranche of commission
6. Installation Friday 26th June 2015
All submissions must contain the following details:
- A typed proposal not exceeding 500 words outlining ideas and proposals for the project.
- Sufficient illustrations, models or maquettes for the purpose of communicating scale, proportion, materials, location and aesthetic appearance of the realised proposal. (Bear in mind that this is a single stage commissioning process therefore the more assistance the Adjudication Panel receive in visualising the developed image the stronger the application.)
- Satisfactory evidence of safety, suitability and maintenance requirements, as appropriate.
- Details of physical practicalities of the project, timescale for completion and budget breakdown.
- Up to date curriculum vitae.
- Examples of previous work on CD or DVD only. You may also give details of web sites and Facebook or published materials where examples of your work may be seen.
- Stamped addressed envelop for return of written proposals.
- Completed and signed Application Form
Longford County Council does not have the physical or secured space for the safe storage of two or three dimensional objects submitted therefore all objects must be retrieved by the artist within ten working days of the notification of the final decision of the adjudicating panel.
The following criteria will help to inform the final decision of the Adjudication Panel –
- The originality and quality of the idea.
- The excellence of track record (or potential) of the commissioned artist.
- Demonstrated understanding of the physical, social and cultural context of the work.
- Value for money.
- Clarity of purpose and planned impact of the proposed piece.
Should you require any further information please contact Longford County Arts Office at: 086 8517595 or email@example.com