London Borough of Barking and Dagenham invite applications from artists based in the UK for the opportunity design a sculpture of Bobby Moore, to be located in Barking Town Centre.
The commissioned work will be a 1.5 scale life-sized sculpture of Bobby Moore, to be cast in bronze. For full details on the fee of this commission, please reach out to Create Associates via email or phone contact listed below. We are open to proposals from a variety of practitioners with a range of experience and approaches to sculpture. We encourage artists to put forward proposals that depict a figurative rendition of Bobby Moore, with a playful approach to reflecting his personality and relationship to Barking.
We will be selecting three shortlisted applications for consideration, and offering £2,000 for the three shortlisted artists to develop their proposals further for the final stages of selection.
Applications should be submitted via email to Create Associates at email@example.com
Proposals should include the following:
1. A brief proposal for the sculpture, giving context for the depiction of Bobby Moore and outlining where the work could be placed in Barking Town Centre, and what the intended aesthetic and conceptual impact between the statue, city, and local residence would be. (1,000 words max)
2. A supporting statement outlining the interest in undertaking the commission. (500 words max)
3. A rough budget, including: materials, production, installation, maintenance, artist fees, and any additional costs.
4. Five (5) illustrations or renderings of the proposed sculpture.
5. Artist CV and short bio.
The sculpture will be installed in Barking Town centre, on a site to be decided. We are open to proposals for the work to sit in unexpected areas of the town centre, and can discuss this in detail.
The final commissioning panel will include members of London Borough of Barking and Dagenham council, creative practitioners from Create Associates, and local residents from the borough.
All enquiries about the commission can be directed to: firstname.lastname@example.org, or Lois Stonock of Create Associates on: +44 (0)7896 299 754, no later than 29 September.