Things to consider when making a proposal
- Title of project
- Description - the focus, concepts, thoughts, research methodologies, and ambitions
- Context - the context that the work is being commissioned for. This may include the geographical, social, physical and virtual dimensions. The context may or may not be relevant to your proposals
- Research and development - methodologies for research, how you envisage developing a proposal. Further research or time required for concept development, for engaging with people and for testing materials or process and making work
- People - others who may be involved with you in the realisation of the proposal
- Audience and public - consider who your proposal is intended and whether the general public or a specific and/or more intimate audience
- Costs - consider a budget breakdown covering fees, production, presentation, installation, documentation. Check out budget breakdown.
- Materials and medium - if appropriate supply information on materials with samples
- Location - the place or site and if it is multi-sited or without physical site or boundary
- Networks - networks or partnerships envisaged and ways to develop these
- Mediation - a conduit between the artist and work and the context and audience. Mediation may take many forms from artists talks to full-scale critical events that are developed around the project
- Documentation - is this to be carried out as integral to the process or after the event?
- Maintenance - might a maintenance schedule be useful?
- Technical issues - are there specific technical issues central to the proposal?
- Time frame
- Visuals - to articulate ideas and demonstrate practice
- Audio - to articulate ideas and demonstrate practice
- Writings/scores/texts - to articulate ideas and demonstrate practice
- References and reviews - best and most recent examples
23 March 2017
Mayo County Council and Aras Inis Gluaire, Erris Arts Centre Public Art Commission/Residency Project: Tír Sáile Residency Programme Erris, County...
Greystones Educate Together National School appointed a voluntary committee with relevant expertise to oversee the per cent for art commissioning process. An external curator, Máire Davey, was appointed specifically for her expertise in working in a highly collaborative way as meaningful involvement from the students and school was viewed as central to the process. The procurement route chosen was limited invited competition.