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Creative Kirklees / Opportunities / Fri 30 Oct 2020

Artist Commission - Penistone Public Realm, Discover Dearne

Artist Commission - Penistone Public Realm, Discover Dearne

Discover Dearne on behalf of Barnsley Council’s Principal Towns team is seeking to appoint an artist or artists partnership, to create a public art commission for Penistone town. Applications are welcome from artists across all disciplines and media.

The work will require the artist/artists to carry out the following:

Produce an original creative piece for Penistone Town’s public realm.

Engage with the local communities of Penistone Town and the surrounding villages and hamlets – in particular young people - to provide opportunities for artistic experiences through workshops or engagement activities, as well as increasing awareness and interest in the town’s culture and heritage both historic and recent.

Create a linked watermark for Penistone to be incorporated in other public realm aspects such as way finding and heritage trails.
The maximum fee for this work is £42,500 inclusive of travelling, subsistence, expenses, and production and installation costs (exclusive of VAT if VAT registered, inclusive of VAT if not VAT registered). The work is to be completed by 31st March 2021.

The artists should ideally have a connection with Penistone or the Barnsley area through living or working there, but this is not an essential requirement.

The commission will be managed via YorTender. Applications will only be accepted if submitted through this system, therefore please do not send any proposals via email. The full brief will be available from Monday 19thOctober 2020 at 12noon and the deadline for the submission of proposals will be Friday 30thOctober at 12noon.

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