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Contains Art: 2019 Artistic Commissions

During 2019 Contains Art will be preparing for its capital re-development and intends to deliver its artistic programme across the town of Watchet, Somerset, and surroundings locally. It wishes to invite proposals from artists for three separate commissions, May to October.

We are inviting artists to submit proposals for three separate commissions. These will need to respond to one or more of our on-going programme themes of Community, Identity, Place and Nature. We are also seeking proposals that will encourage the devising of different types of work - digital, performance or the involvement of young people. A proposal might be based on more than one of these, (for example digital and performance), but we want you to say which type of work best describes your submission. 

Therefore, in devising your proposal, we ask artists to take into consideration the following:

- our overall programme aims (see commissions brief),

- how your proposal relates to one or more of our programme themes

- if the commission you are submitting fits with one of three areas – digital, performance or working with young people

- how your proposal is relevant to our overall commissioning context, including its ability to engage with our audiences and communities, (see further information on Contains Art and Watchet annotated in the commissions brief).

- What type of site you wish to research or occupy – sites across the town may be used, see Further Information in commissions brief 

Commission Budgets

Contains Art CIC is offering the following fees (inclusive of any VAT) to cover artists fee(s), materials, equipment, expenses and travel:
Digital – Up to £4,000
Performance - £3,000

Engaging Young People - £3,000

This amount will be paid as follows:

- £1,500 for each commission by transfer on invoice from the Artist(s) after signature of contract
- £1,000 for the digital commission in recognition of the likely need to purchase or hire equipment, to be agreed
- £1,500 for each commission by transfer on invoice from the Artist(s) on the opening of the exhibition.

These commissions are part funded by Arts Council England.

The deadline for submissions is 6th August 2018 at 10am

Full information, commissions brief and application form:

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