Evolve: Public Artist Development Program

Arts & Culture
The Client
The Junction Co.
Project Team
Kate Parker
Director / Principal - Arts & Culture
Tegan Patrucco
Senior Consultant - Arts & Culture
The Project

Evolve: Public Artists Development Program is a hands-on, holistic, capacity-building program designed to contribute to our thriving regional public art industry.

Evolve responds to a need for more public art professional development opportunities in regional WA, upskilling local creatives with the skills to respond to public art Expressions of Interest and deliver large scale, complex projects.

The project is run in two parts: a downloadable online component consisting of an introduction to public art and series of checklists and videos; and an in person three-day work shop which will take artists through the process of preparation and submission of a concept design.

Our Role

Our team of consultants worked with Pilbara based not-for-profit group The Junction Co to conceptualise, develop and deliver this project. We developed the online downloadable component of the project outlining a best practice approach to public art procurement, with insights into the process, where to find opportunities and how to prepare for applications.

The delivery of the three-day workshops, held in Karratha, Port Hedland and Newman between June and August 2021 were co-facilitated by element and leading WA public artists Leanne Bray, Paula Hart and Jahne Rees.

Outcomes

Empowered and up-skilled local creatives, with the capacity to apply for local and national public art opportunities.

A series of concept designs developed through the workshop process in response to site specific briefs.

What We Delivered
  • Assistance in preparing a successful grant proposal to Regional Arts WA to deliver the project.
  • An extensive downloadable booklet outlining types of public art, procurement methods, benchmark projects, information on contracts and insurances, where to find opportunities, checklists for tender preparation.
  • Delivery of three workshops in Port Hedland, Newman and Karratha.

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