Tidal Lagoon Swansea Bay Art Commissions

An open call for international and UK based artists as well as the Swansea Bay community

We are inviting international and UK based artists from all disciplines and ages to apply with a proposal for artwork for the Tidal Lagoon Swansea Bay.

Tidal Lagoon Swansea Bay will be the world’s first, purpose-built, tidal energy lagoon, capable of generating predictable, renewable electricity for over 120,000 homes for over 120 years. A 16 km causeway, with tidal generators will be built out into Swansea Bay - creating a dynamic walkway complete with visitor centre, viewing platforms and sport and marine science stations.

Writers, sculptors, video/media artists, poets, sound-artists, light-artists, - all artists are welcome to hand in their ideas for:

1. Major Sculpture Commission

Deadline: Now Closed

A call for initial proposals for a major sculpture to be sighted in or on the Swansea Bay Tidal Lagoon.

  • The artworks should interact, in some way, with the ambitions and significance of the Swansea Tidal Lagoon
  • The call is open for international and UK based artists
  • Deadline: 8 May 2014 - NOW CLOSED
  • Two proposals will be shortlisted
  • Shortlisted proposals receive a budget of £10,000 each to be further developed
  • The shortlist will be announced at Hay Festival (end of May)

For more information, please see the open call document:
Tidal Lagoon Swansea Bay - Concept Proposal PDF

2. Multi-Disciplinary Commission

Deadline: Now Closed

A call for initial proposals for a multi-disciplined artwork to be sighted in or on the Swansea Bay Tidal Lagoon.

The artworks should interact, in some way, with the ambitions and significance of the Swansea Tidal Lagoon or the cultural/environmental significance of the area.

  • The call is open to Welsh based artists
  • The call is open for all kinds of art: sound, video, poetry, writings, light installations, dance, etc
  • The deadline for proposals is the 5th of October 2014
  • Three proposals will be shortlisted
  • Shortlisted proposals receive a budget of £5,000 each to be further developed
  • Shortlist will be announced at the Dylan Thomas Festival (end of October)

For more information, please see the open call document
Tidal Lagoon Swansea Bay - Concept Proposal PDF

3. Swansea Local Interventions

Deadline: Now Closed

A call for all the Swansea locals for proposals to enhance the Swansea Bay Tidal Lagoon area.

  • The interventions should interact, in some way, with the ambitions and significance of the Swansea Tidal Lagoon or the cultural/environmental significance of the area.
  • The proposals inspire or benefit Swansea in relation to sport, education and/or culture
  • The call is open for Swansea based people
  • Presentation budgets for the best ideas will be awarded (amounts depending on ideas)

For more information see
www.tidallagoonswanseabay.com

* Proposals will be showcased in Swansea in collaboration with galleries, through urban screens or online, using social media.

How to Apply

For more information on the brief, or to send your application please contact Marente van der Valk at Cape Farewell.
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