We're very excited to be launching this call for artists and creative teams to work with us. Call out below and PDF of Full Brief is available below:
Cowgate Illuminations – Call for Expression of Interest for Artists Commission
Wunderbar and Newcastle City Council Arts Development Team are looking to work with artists or creative people to lead on a project that illuminates The Cowgate Centre, developed and designed through DIY, community-led means.
We are looking to explore interactive lighting mechanisms that are generated by human activity and movement, and that embrace new technologies. We are looking for low energy solutions that may not need to be powered by mains electricity. We would like the installation to have permanence, but this aspect should not outweigh the creativity of the design – we are open to innovative interpretations and solutions.
The project should engage with playful exploration, collaboration and collective action with the local residents of the area, resulting in a public spectacle for a wider audience.
We're looking for practitioners with experience of working collaboratively with non-artists, and confident in leading workshops, as well as those experienced with relevant technologies. We would welcome collaborative applications from practitioners with a mixed range of experience.
We will be hosting site visits to The Cowgate Centre for artists to find out more about the project and the area on Tuesday 13th March from 3.00pm – 7.00pm at which we will be available to discuss individual proposal ideas in person.
If you cannot attend either of these dates, we welcome and would recommend you to get in touch for a brief discussion about the project before submitting an application.
Following this we are asking artists to submit an expression of interest on not more than 1 side on A4, consisting of a brief introduction to your relevant previous experience and initial proposal ideas.
A panel consisting of representatives from Wunderbar and Newcastle Arts Development Team will shortlist and interview from these proposals.
Site visit date: Tuesday 13th March: 3.00pm – 7.00pm
Expression of interest deadline: Friday 24th March: 5.00pm
Interview dates: Monday 2nd< Tuesday 3rd April: times TBC
If you would like to speak to someone about Cowgate Illuminations please call Nicola Singh 0191 261 6326 or email email@example.com
Download the Brief Here - Please note: site visit date is TUESDAY 13TH MARCH
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