Artist commission: Stories, Myths and Legends of Church Ope Cove

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Deadline Sunday 01 September 2019

Budget £4000 + £950 travel & accom
Interview Date week commencing 23/09/2019

Working in partnership with b-side, Portland Museum wish to commission an artist to create work in any media responding to the history and environment of Wakeham and Church Ope area of the isle of Portland, Dorset.

Commission Details

The commission offers the opportunity for an artist to respond to research about the Church Ope area gathered by the community research team. The work can be in any media and should aim to create a focal attraction for the museum and passing visitors going to Church Ope Cove - increasing visitor numbers, not just from the local community, but to widen the museum’s appeal for tourists as a whole.

The commissioned work is expected to be temporary - based at the museum over the nine day period of the b-side festival in September 2020 with a continuation until the museum closes for the winter at the end of October - but will include some form of legacy such as the design of a souvenir product or publication to be sold in the Museum shop. There is a possibility that the work, or a further development of it, could become a permanent feature of the museum and this will be negotiated with the artist at a later date.

Fee: £4000 to include artist fee and all costs including materials, production, installation and de-installation of work.

Expenses: An additional allowance of up to £950 is available for travel and accommodation to cover research including initial research days in October/November, installation/de-installation of work and attendance for 4 days during the festival.

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How to Apply: All applications must be submitted via the Curatorsapce online portal

Deadline for applications: Midnight Sunday 1 September 2019

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