Public Art: Getting Commissions (Weekend)

This course is aimed at artists, arts administrators and creative practitioners at any level of their career, who would like to learn more about getting their artwork into the public realm. The course aims to look at the whole process of creating a permanent public artwork from applications stage, to dealing with stakeholders, community engagement, design, fabrication and installation...

Taught by: Cara Flynn, Ana Ospina.

Description

This course is aimed at artists, arts administrators and creative practitioners at any level of their career, who would like to learn more about getting their artwork into the public realm.

The course aims to look at the whole process of creating a permanent public artwork from applications stage, to dealing with stakeholders, community engagement, design, fabrication and installation.

The course will be taught through a number of seminars and practical workshops as well an external visits to look at examples of public art in the area. Throughout the weekend each student will be using a real life commissioning brief to realise a proposal for an artwork to include community engagement activities. Please note that to get the most out of this weekend course, students will need to carry out self-directed research in the evening between days 1 and 2. Access to the internet, either through a personal computer or through using third party equipment, would probably be necessary.

We aim for students to take away knowledge and confidence in securing and delivering public art commissions. To understand the terminology and administration skills needed on these projects.

Important : Due to the limited time available, this will not a 'making' course and does not focus on the fabrication or physical creation of artworks. The skills we will help students to develop are primarily research, understanding the language of the industry, concept development and project management.

Tutor information

Cara Flynn is joint founder and director of Fourth Wall Creations, a creative practice based in East London which delivers temporary and permanent art projects for many public spaces. Stimulating participation is a central goal within their work, so Fourth Wall often collaborates with local communities, supporting them to interact with their surroundings. In recent years, they have moved further into creating permanent sculptural artworks for urban spaces. She is inspired by issues of sustainability, which shows in the materials and themes Fourth Wall Creations works with. Cara Flynn holds a BA, in Scenography, from the University of Wales Aberystwyth as well as a PGCE in teaching art and design in further education.





Ana Ospina is joint founder and director of Fourth Wall Creations, a creative practice based in East London which delivers temporary and permanent art projects for many public spaces. Stimulating participation is a central goal within their work, so Fourth Wall often collaborates with local communities, supporting them to interact with their surroundings. In recent years, they have moved further into creating permanent sculptural artworks for urban spaces. She is inspired by issues of sustainability, which shows in the materials and themes Fourth Wall Creations works with. Ana has a joint BA in Fine Art and Scenography from the University of Wales, Aberystwyth and a MA in Creative Practice for Narrative Environments from Central Saint Martin’s College.

Materials

Please bring with you to the first session:

  • A note book and pen
  • If you have a laptop you may wish to bring this along, but it is not essential

Details for booking

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