Media Release GTC Placemaking Committee Seeks EOI from Local Artists
07 May 2020
The George Town Placemaking Committee (PMC) has a range of art based projects that, on behalf of the Council, will be implementing across the municipality. We would like to utilise the skills and experience of our local artists who know our region, have an attachment to, or an affiliation with our community and its environment.
Some examples of the projects the PMC are considering to embark on include municipality centric art trail, street art with themed micro projects, sculptures, murals, 3D interactive paintings, notice boards, bespoke commissions such as recreational furniture, mosaics, carvings, topiary, painted bollards and so much more.
If you are a suitably qualified and an inspired artist, perhaps an arts collective or public art design team located within or associated with the George Town municipality or broader community with artistic ideas for the community with demonstrable skills to deliver a project, we would love to hear from you!
We aim to collect a range of applicant details that will be drawn on over the next 24 months according to the specific project.
The PMC aims to enhance municipality public spaces and strengthen the connection between people and places through advice and recommendations to the George Town Council, coordination and synergizing with other placemakers, and consultation with key stakeholders, in order to grow the sense of community pride, ownership, and place.
The aspiration for the George Town PMC is to capture the essence of our community, to resonate with locals and to celebrate the positive attributes of our community with visitors.
The significance of the work in scale, location, meaning and execution will be to reinforce George Town’s placemaking vision through a highly creative lens, and deliver a valued addition to its public art portfolio. The artwork will be vivid, colourful and engaging during day and night.
CALL FOR INTEREST:
Artists and/or arts collective submit an application that includes:
- Your resume
- Portfolio to demonstrate types and experience of work
- Short statement outlining your connection to the region/municipality
- Short statement outlining examples where you have worked with the community to gain inspiration and input
The applications will be kept on file and as projects are activated the applications will be revisited and the applicants with the appropriate background will be invited to provide a project specific tender application..
Please note: Council staff, their immediate family or members of the Placemaking Committee are ineligible to tender for these artistic commissions.
George Town Council
Phone: 0488 112 581