Artist Call Out for Young People’s Public Art Project – Arun Inspires

Date Created: 3rd Dec 2019

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We are looking for an artist to work with approximately 40 students at Angmering Secondary school in Arun to research, develop and design a collaborative new public art sculpture to be sited in the village of Angmering.

The projects’ theme is STRUCTURE and the artist will work alongside teachers and visiting engineers to deliver STEAM sessions, approaching the idea and design process from a variety of angles. We would like the piece to propose an active, even interactive, relationship with those encountering it.

Students will work in teams to develop their own creative design responses supported by guidance from the artist and engineer/s. The process and work should have a clear relationship to Angmering and reflect young people’s relationship to their local area.

The artist will draw from the winning students’ design in their final response to the brief which is to be created for installation in autumn 2020. This final piece should integrate the artist’s creative vision with the perspective of local young people and the winning design. It could incorporate aspects of the young people’s design, be inspired by it, develop it, or be entirely collaborative.

The process will look to develop wider local ownership of the piece through a community consultation workshop sharing developing ideas.

Timeline and Budget

January 2020: appointment of artist
Jan – March 2020: artist’s research phase (may include community workshop)
March 2020: work starts in School with sculpture-focused student trip
Apr – June 2020: workshops alongside engineers and staff at School (up to 18 hours committed on a timetable to be agreed with the school)
1 x public community workshop in Angmering developing ideas with a range of local stakeholders
10 June 2020: students’ art exhibition of their designs / maquettes and announcement of winning student design (panel includes artist)
July 2020: delivery of artist concept design drawings and costings for final piece for approval by Project Steering Group
July / Aug 2020: build / creation period
Sep / Oct 2020: installation of piece and launch event

The complete Budget for the project is £17,500 to be inclusive of all artist’s time, materials, construction costs, installation costs, travel, expenses and VAT.


Arun Inspires is a new Artswork programme of cultural investment transforming the life chances of children and young people across the District of Arun. Delivered in partnership with Arun District Council, it seeks to invest in new high quality cultural opportunities for Arun’s children and young people. We are working to build the local infrastructure for Children and young people’s culture; empower local organisations and schools; and improve access to Arts Award and Artsmark. It combines projects with impact for wider groups of children with those that explore and test new ways of working.

For full details of the artist brief for this commission including project requirements, artist specification and guidance around the application process please click here.


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