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Call for Artists: Strand-Aldwych Artist Commissions 2019, The Northbank BID

  • London
  • combined arts, dance, interdisciplinary arts, music, theatre, visual arts, Other, All artforms
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This series of commissions asks for artists to work collaboratively with the selected landscape architects as part of the design development process for a new area of Public Realm in Central London.  The artist brief is to develop concepts for the Strand-Aldwych area, working within one of the following design categories:

  • Materiality & structures
  • Sound, light & technology
  • Play, engagement & learning

Up to six individual artists, collectives or creative organisations from across artistic disciplines will be selected to take part in a 5-week process which begins in January 2019. Beyond this first phase there is potential for a further development stage in March-July 2019, with the ambition being that some of the ideas developed can be fully commissioned as part of the Strand-Aldwych design scheme (future funding and approvals permitting).

The ambition of the overall project is to transform this well known Strand-Aldwych location from a polluted, traffic dominated gyratory to a pedestrian focused destination with strong links to the surrounding districts.  The vision is for the area to become a global creative and thinking quarter which will be an international beacon for creativity, enterprise and learning, balanced with the everyday needs of the local residents.

The deadline for Expressions of Interest is 18:00 Monday 19 November 2018.

A fee of £2,000 is available

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