Artists are required to complete an online application form and upload the relevant documents to be considered.
All completed applications will be reviewed for award by the panel, and you will be notified of the decision in writing, via email. Unfortunately, due to limited resource the festival is not able to offer feedback on unsuccessful applications.
Bournemouth Arts by the Sea festival will be awarding three new commissions, to include:
1 x lead commission / £3500
2 x supporting commissions / £2500
Artists are invited to submit proposals until midnight on May 01, 2017.
Commission Application Budget—What to include
You will be asked to submit a commission budget which breaks down project expenditure. We would expect this to include:
· Cost of materials
· Artist fees
· Accommodation and travel
Commission Application Budget—What not to include
While the work is expected to be as self-sufficient as possible, the festival would expect to cover the costs of:
· Security and stewarding
· Power, barriers, safety lighting
· Some sound equipment where applicable.
If you expect your production requirements to be significant, we advise you contact the festival in advance of your application.
—The commissions are open to all, provided the lead contact is a resident in the UK. This includes early career artists and any form of creative organisations.
—Applicants with additional funding (who are applying for a portion of the cost of a co-commissioned work) are eligible.
—Proposals for developments of existing work are eligible. Applicants should explain this development in the Project Outline.
—The project must be presented at Bournemouth Arts by the Sea 2017.
—All project expenditure must take place after the panel decision has been formally announced to successful applications.
Please note that successful applicants will be required to secure their own public liability insurance cover up to 10 million. This can be included within your submitted budget breakdown.
Commissions will normally be paid in two installments:
1. 90% at the start date following confirmation of funding and provision of a detailed budget.
2. 10% on satisfactory completion of the project and the project self-assessment and evaluation.
Deadline for submissions - midnight, May 01
Selection of artists to feature in project – May 15
Site visit for artists to assess requirements (where relevant) - June 01 – June 30.
Live Event- 14 - 21 October
Evaluation period - November
We are looking for high impact, visually engaging pieces that are suitable for the festival environment. We will also be assessing proposals based upon the following factors:
Is the artistic idea clearly described?
Will the activity make a strong visual impact on the festival audience?
Is there a clear and realistic breakdown of budget and expenditure?
Is there evidence of value for money?
Has the applicant considered logistical and production issues?
Are there sufficient human resources in place to deliver the project?
Does the proposal require the applicant to have a demonstrable track record of delivering similar projects or activities?
Does the project reflect the 2017 theme?
Has environmental impact been considered in the design of the work?