Sun Pier House CIC
Friday, January 16, 2015
10:00 AM
Sun Pier, Medway Street, Chatham, ME4 4HF
South East England
a-n and Medway Council Recreate

The seminar will also look at the potential for artists to work on large-scale installations or interventions in the public sphere. The seminar starts with a slide show of nationally and internationally sourced public art and commissioning case studies to stimulate discussion.

During the seminar we will look at:

– What sort of skills do you need?
– Identifying and responding to opportunities & briefs
– What makes a strong project proposal & presentation
– Creating your own brief and developing partnerships
– Matching aspirations to budgets
– Contracts

Negotiating public art and commissioning projects is created, developed and delivered by Frances Lord, a consultant and curator who specialises in developing and managing public art and commissioning projects. Clients include local authorities, healthcare trusts, environmental and regeneration agencies, museums and galleries.

A limited number of free 45 minute Skype Advice & guidance sessions with Frances Lord will be available on a first booked first served basis.

Charges: £25 (full price), £20 (discounted price for a-n members) Includes coffee, tea and soft drinks (lunch is not included).

Further details: This event is aimed at visual artists and project managers at all career stages. Priority will be given to businesses or residents from Medway and North Kent.


Venue: Please direct any venue or parking enquiries to the Director, Heather Burgess l 07545 642 581 l 01634 812 805.

All sessions will be held in the Gallery Room on the second floor. Please note there is limited access to the building with no lift at present.

Costs are subsidised by a-n The Artists Information Company and Recreate, selected under the European Cross-border Cooperation Programme INTERREG IV A France (Channel) England, co-funded by the ERDF.

Part of a series of  Granted professional development events in partnership with Medway Council’s Recreate project. The other sessions are:
Collaborate creatively
How to develop audiences through crowd funding
Harnessing social media for promoting your practice