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Preston City Council and the Harris recognise that the current epidemic and resulting control measures are having a crippling effect on the country’s cultural sector. In order to support the sector through this time the Harris has developed a number opportunities aimed at supporting the city’s cultural sector through this difficult time.
A Harris Christmas – Open Call
Value £750 x 5 opportunities
We are looking for expressions of interest from artists, designers or arts organisations to create decorative Christmas art works for the Harris. These will be displayed during Winter 2020/21. We’d like to hear from artists who will devise exciting, striking, playful new pieces for the Harris.
Subject to public health requirements, the commissioned pieces will be unveiled at a Christmas event with seasonal craft activities, music and special viewings of festive objects from the Harris collections. We will appoint 5 artists to develop their ideas into Christmas decorations/artworks.
There are no specific themes or design criteria for this commission, however we encourage artists to create a piece that is eye catching, festive and appeals to a broad range of people. We want the work to capture the public’s curiosity, imagination and help to create a sense of magic as they explore the Harris.
Before applying please read the following document which provide further details on payment schedules, display locations within the building and other useful information.
Please include the following when sending us your expression of interest proposal:
● An outline of your ideas
● A budget outline of costs: manufacture, materials, artist fee etc.
● Details of materials/resources you will be using
● Details of any specific technical requirements/specifications
● Links to websites containing examples of your previous work
● Your CV
● A completed Preston City Council Equal Opportunities Monitoring Form
These will be kept anonymous and separately from the applications. If you would find it helpful, applicants are welcome to visit the Harris. If you would have any queries on accessing the building or the collections, please contact us on: 01772 905414 or email@example.com. Please send your expression of interest, by no later than 5pm on Wednesday 12 August to: firstname.lastname@example.org
We particularly encourage applications from Black, Asian, Minority Ethnic and LGBTQ artists as these groups are currently underrepresented in our commissions. We also encourage applications from disabled artists and will make reasonable
adjustments as required.
This commission is supported by the National Lottery though Arts Council England and managed by the Harris.
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