Opportunities in Arts in Health

Call Out for Artists Designers & Illustrators

Location: Royal Gwent Hospital, Newport | Start Date: Commission to be complete by 8th March 2022

Summary:

Deadline: 12pm Thurs 3rd Feb The ABUHB Day Unit also acts as a Paediatric Day Unit, and they are in the process of making the environment more child friendly and have introduced some sensory activities and now wish to add some colourful and interactive artwork to the ward.

Content:

January 2022 Call Out for Artists, Designers & Illustrators WHAT? A Commission to make a series of original work to enhance the patient areas of the Day Unit at the Royal Gwent Hospital, Newport. WHY? The Aneurin Bevan University Health Board Day Unit also acts as a Paediatric Day Unit, and they are in the process of making the environment more child friendly and have introduced some sensory activities and now wish to add some colourful and interactive artwork to the ward. HOW? We are looking for visual artists, designers and illustrators who are interested in the safari and ‘under the sea’ themes mentioned below. The final works will be printed onto vinyl, antimicrobial foam board or panels. The areas have been measured and alterations will be made to some areas to accommodate the artwork. WHERE? The department is in the Day Unit Floor 3 of the Royal Gwent Hospital, Newport. A site visit is not essential to create the work but is desirable to gain an understanding of place. A remote alternative can be arranged. WHEN? We would like the completed designs to be delivered digitally by 8th March in order to commission printing and installation by 31st March 2022. COMMISSION AWARD: £1000 for 4 main designs within a theme as described below - the fee is inclusive of any costs associated with designing the work. There is a separate budget for the production & manufacture of final work. DEADLINE: Expressions of Interest to be received by 12pm Thurs 3rd February HOW TO APPLY: Please send the following by email to Sarah.Goodey@wales.nhs.uk: • A brief letter of introduction (max. 500 words) • Your response to the brief which can include images – 2 sides of A4 (or equivalent) only • Your CV/equivalent highlighting your previous work in this area • You may include links to work online but please be aware we may not be able to access links to online drives. Please advise us if you intend to send large files by WeTransfer. SHORTLISTING: All expressions of interest received by the stated deadline will be considered and all applicants will be contacted within 1 week. CONTACT FOR MORE INFORMATION: Sarah.Goodey@wales.nhs.uk 07976 375781 This document is available in Welsh / Mae’r ddogfen hon ar gael yn Gymraeg

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