Public Art Commission – Open Submission

Locws International is pleased to announce its inaugural Open Submission competition for UK and international artists interested in working in the public realm. Artists are invited to submit a proposal for a temporary public artwork to be realised in the city of Swansea, Wales, UK, as part of Locws International’s Art Across The City programme in 2014.

The selected artist will receive a £1,000 fee and a budget up to £2,500 to cover design, production, materials and installation, plus agreed expenses.

Ten artists from the Open Submission process will be shortlisted with one being selected by the judging panel to develop and deliver their proposal. All shortlisted artists will be considered for future Locws International events and commissions.

David Blandy, Artist
Ceri Hand, Director, Ceri Hand Gallery
David Hastie, Director, Locws International
Gordon Dalton, Project Manager, Locws International

Proposals should:

Where relevant, reference the culture, heritage and people of Swansea. 
Contain possible locations / contexts. 
Include description of project, including design, sketches, photos where relevant. 
Intended production methods, materials, etc.

Please note, experience of working in the public realm is not essential, but please reference this in your proposal, and why you feel your work may be suitable.

To apply please visit the website here and email:

1. Up to 4 jpeg (max 1MB each) images of previous work
2. Film, video and sound works to be supplied as URL links
3. A CV and statement of up to 500 words about your work
4. Proposal for new commission in Swansea including supporting material
5. Submission fee of £15.00 per proposal

Email submissions to:
Gordon Dalton, Project Manager, Locws International

DEADLINE: Friday 9th August 2013

The 10 shortlisted applicants will be notified in August 2013.

The successful applicant will be informed by September 2013.

The commission will be completed in April 2014, as part of Locws International’s Art Across The City programme.

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