We are looking to commission an experienced mosaic artist to create a large, heritage-themed mosaic public mural.
Transported, the Creative People and Places programme (CPP) for Boston and South Holland, Lincolnshire, are working with Boston Borough Council and Heritage Lincolnshire to create a large mosaic for the centre of the Boston town.
As a CPP, our remit is to get more people engaged and enjoying the arts, so the commission will involve teaching residents to be able to assist and make their contribution to the artwork.
The budget available is £30,000. Deadline for submissions is the 16th April.
We are looking to commission a professional Mosaic artist to work local residents and groups to inform the subject of the artwork and then to teach people how to create the mosaic so they become an ongoing group, set up in a local space, to produce the artwork over several months. The artist will be expected to monitor their progress providing guidance and motivation, and then to manage the installation process.
The project is funded by the Townscape Heritage initiative in response to our ambition to make more people aware of our rich and unique history, engaging and connecting to long standing residents, more recent European nationals as well as visitors, as Boston starts to develop it visitor offer, with the growing public art collection a central element.
Dolphin Lane sits at the heart of the town, one of several routes to the market place established in medieval period. The site itself measures approximately 6 meters by 6 meters and comprises of three walls.
Who is eligible to apply?
This commission is for a high quality experienced artist with a track record of producing work in public spaces, who will create work that is innovative and original as well as place specific.
Applications can be from individuals or teams.
The selected artist will be expected to spend time in the area researching and developing ideas and consulting with local groups and people.
Central to Transported’s purpose is to reach people that are least engaged in the arts and broadening the skills and ambitions in the area and we will expect this to be strongly reflected in the successful proposal.
How to apply
To apply for the Dolphin Lane project, please email your submission to:
16th April 2021, 12.00 Midday
26th April 2021. 12.00 – 17.00 (online).