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Thatcham Community Christmas Artist Sought !

Experienced community artist with good project management skills is required by Thatcham Town Council, as a support artist to assist Thatcham community groups to create their own outside festive decorations.

Artist Brief

We would expect artist to create some simple template designs which can then be followed by various community groups. The makes would need to be suitable for different age-groups and  be able to withstand outdoor conditions for at least 2 weeks and be festive!

We envisage that the designs could be developed and communicated through a number of key workshops and information packs. This would be targeted to community leaders and artists who would then cascade the ideas and packs onwards. We would also wish the community to come up with one strong motif (words or visual ideas) which would reflect the year of 2020 as a hopeful message during this time of year. This motif needs an identify that links the designs and the different installations together.

The Town Council would assist with some material costs, but our main rationale is that much of the installation decorations are self-made out of sustainable material.  Support in terms of solar powered lighting could be explored so that designs are visually highlighted, and this may be something that the Town Council could also support. As the project has not been undertaken before, we would need flexibility in approach both from the artist but also from ourselves to change tact if better solutions develop as the project progresses.

Budgets and Artist Fees

We would assess the project as taking 6 days of project time for artist (with possibility of 2 additional days tbc). There is a fee of £1,200 available for artist.  

Interested/ How to apply

We would expect you to have public liability insurance before applying as well as a recent DBS check.

We would ask if you could summit an expression of interest with the following

  • Most recent 2 experiences on no more than one side of A4 that are relevant to this which include project summary your role in project , when it took place , who with and a link to images connected with the project.
  • A link to your web/blog site and /or a copy of your CV

We would need this to be sent to us by  10.00am Thursday October 29th and we would hope to contact shortlisted artists on October 30th or November 2nd with a view to work commencing from November 6th through till December 10th . Project working time within this period to be negotiated.

Please send all information to John Sackett, Events Manager, Thatcham Town Council to events.manager@thatchamtowncouncil.gov.uk   Any questions please contact John available  from October 26th only  01635 863592

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