Opportunity: Creative Practitioners sought for redevelopment of Maindee Library, Newport

Maindee Unlimited are inviting applications from Creative Practitioners (including artists/designers/architects, as individuals, studios, partnerships or group practices) to work on a project within Maindee Library, a volunteer-run community space on the eastern side of Newport city centre.

The commission is to work with the Maindee Library Working Group and other key stakeholders to identify, prioritise and develop creative/design solutions and oversee their implementation towards the renovation and improvement of the library building as a flexible and creative space for community use.

This commission is part of Finding Maindee – a three-year project supported by the Arts Council of Wales’ Ideas: People: Places strategic programme, which aims to test new models of regeneration and collaboration through the arts.

The project is part-funded by the Esmee Fairbairn Foundation, Garfield Weston Charitable Trust, the Landfill Tax Credit Scheme through Newport City Council and others. The project will be managed by Maindee Unlimited. The Creative Practitioner’s appointment is being managed by curatorial agency Addo.

Design & Consultation Fee of up to £13,000 +VAT, plus a £45,000 +VAT budget to implement creative/design interventions, based on capital works budget of £121,000 + VAT.

For full brief and details of how to apply are online.

Deadline for Applications: midnight, 23 April 2017

(Interviews scheduled for 09 May 2017)

Commission is expected to run from May 2017 – March 2018


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