Artist Call - City of London Corporation Pride in London 2020 Commission

Deadline: 11/12/2019  |  Published: 04/12/2019  |  City: London  |  Region: Greater London  |  Country: United Kingdom  |  Laurie Miller-Zutshi

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2020 will see the City of London Corporation deliver a significant new outdoor arts programme entitled Believe! Faith, Freedom (and Football). As part of this programme the Corporation is looking to commission an artist to create a float for Pride in London on 27th June 2020 working in collaboration with City Pride LGBT+ Staff Network.

The City of London Corporation presents an annual programme of outdoor cultural events and new commissions about and for Londoners, reflecting London’s diversity and bringing the City’s heritage and architecture to life in new and innovate ways.

2020 will see the City Corporation deliver a significant new outdoor arts programme entitled Believe! Faith, Freedom (and Football). As part of this programme the Corporation is looking to commission an artist to create a float for Pride in London on 27th June 2020 working in collaboration with City Pride LGBT+ Staff Network.

The Commission

For the commission the artist will need to:

  • Design and make a float which celebrates the LGBT+ community and resonates with the outdoor arts programme’s themes of faith, freedom, identity, believing in yourself and being who you want to be in collaboration with the City Pride LGBT+ Staff Network

  • Design and make a float to the specification of a vehicle supplied by the City of London Corporation (vehicle to be confirmed)

  • Design and make a costume/s which will bring together and unite the City Pride LGBT+ Staff Network participants on the day of Pride in London (up to 100 people)

  • Provide a series of workshops for the City Pride LGBT+ Staff Network to create elements of the float and costume

  • Prepare and dress the float ready to be driven on the day of Pride in London, offering members of the City Pride LGBT+ Staff Network the opportunity to help with this 

Dates

Pride in London takes place on 27th June 2020. The float must be designed, created and dressed so it is ready to be part of the parade in Pride in London on this date.

The commissioned artist must manage their time appropriately to ensure the above is achieved and set out their own schedule for design, creation, participatory workshops and dressing. This schedule must be agreed in consultation with the Head of Cultural Programming and Partnerships in order to coordinate the organisation of the workshops and securing of a vehicle for the float.

Location

There is no set location for the float to be designed and created. The City of London Corporation do not have a studio space where the artist can make the work. This must be taken into consideration when applying for the commission. 

However, support can be offered in finding a suitable City venue to deliver the participatory workshops if necessary and potentially a location for dressing the vehicle. This will be discussed in detail with the commissioned artist.

Budget

The City Corporation has a budget to support the commission but is ideally looking for an artist who can also apply to the Inspiring London Through Culture (ILTC) grant programme in order to increase the budget for the commission. 

The application is a simple process and the content supplied in the commission application will form the main body of the grant application. The deadline for submitting applications is 3rd January 2020.

Up to £10,000 can be applied for and this budget must cover costs for all artist fees, travel and subsistence costs, workshop delivery and materials.

The City Corporation will pay for and organise the application to take part in Pride in London and the vehicle used for the float. All other artistic costs are the responsibility of the artist and must be included in the commission budget.


ILTC is open to individuals or organisations that fall into one of the following categories: 

  • Registered charity

  • Registered Community Interest Company

  • Registered Charitable Incorporated Organisation

  • Charitable company (incorporated as a not-for-profit)

  • Exempt or excepted charity

  • Registered charitable industrial and provident society or charitable cooperative (Bencom)

  • Constituted voluntary organisation


Timeline

The deadline for submissions is Wednesday 11th December at 5pm.

The deadline for the Inspiring London Through Cultural Grant is Friday 3rd January 2020.

Further information

Submissions will be judged on originality, demonstration of creativity, relevance to the brief and feasibility.

The selected candidate will accept the commission and agree to the conditions stipulated in the City of London Corporation Standard Conditions for Goods, Services & Works - April 2018 Edition and Particulars in the Order. Plus, any additional conditions as required.

The commissioned artist will need to have the following insurance of £10million Public Liability, plus suitable Employers Liability and Professional Indemnity if appropriate.

 

Contact the curator
When is the deadline?
Wednesday 11th December 2019
When is the delivery date?
27 June 2020
Are there payments to artists?
Yes. There is a commissioning budget but a grant application is also part of the condition for applying.

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