Call for Entries: Participatory Public Art Commission opportunity in Clackmannanshire

The Redwell Commission

Clackmannanshire Council and Artlink Central invite submissions from artists and/or craft designers/makers for a public art commission related to the Redwell Primary School development adjacent to the A907 in Alloa. Applicants are invited to specifically respond to the historical environment relating to the Red Well and to the imminent merger of two well established primary schools, Claremont Primary School and St John’s Primary School. The commissioners are seeking a permanent artwork which will be situated on the site of the new school, a key focal point for pedestrians towards the rear of the building.

The primary artwork material is undetermined; however the art work should be sensitive to the local environment and may incorporate or reuse materials from the two pre-existing school sites in its design. The integration of other materials is also welcome.

The work is to form a keystone commission as part of a longer term art in public spaces. This will support the successful transition as the two primary schools merge and exploring the way in which participatory arts processes can evolve and develop a sense of place and community around the new school site.

This two stage competition is open to artists, sculptors, craft designers, etc. Proposals are invited from artists working either on their own or in collaboration with others.
The total budget for the commission is £5,000 inclusive of all costs.

Deadline Stage 1:  10th March 2014 at noon

For more information click this link to download the attached commission brief


In response to some questions we have had please see the following additional information:


The old schools are St Johns. which is a listed building and will not be demolished and Claremont which will not be demolished in the short term.

This limits the access to materials from the old sites (still currently in use) but there could be opportunities to reference or include the old sites in other ways I am sure.


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The original red well

There is a history of the site being part of the pleasure grounds in Alloa.