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Public Art Commissioning: Call-out for Expressions of Interest

The University of Reading is seeking Expressions of Interest for the first in a series of art commissions situated on campus. Commissions will use 'the library' as a conceptual, metaphorical, academic, physical, spatial or poetic starting point.

The commissioning brief encourages and invites a wide range of proposals with different approaches and forms of artistic engagement. The University is seeking to commission a dedicated and experienced artist who places emphasis on artistic process and realises artwork that will foster curiosity, broaden horizons, and engage the diversity of the University's communities.

This call-out is open to artists working in all forms and media including temporary, digital or virtual, time-based, or event-based work. However, the commission must include a lasting and tangible aspect to the work.

Please download the brief here for further information. Expressions of Interest should be submitted via the University of Reading In-Tend procurement portal.

Commission Budget

The overall budget for this commission is £40,000 including fee, research, fabrication, installation, all expenses and VAT.

 Deadline for Expressions of Interest  22 March 2019
 Shortlisted Artists awarded concept development  8 April 2019
 Deadline for concept development documentation  3 June 2019
 Interviews  10 June (subject to confirmation)
 Final artwork handed over:  December 2019 or before (to be agreed in contract)



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