City of Sculpture brings contemporary and traditional sculpture to iconic outdoor locations across the City of Westminster in collaboration with artists and galleries from London and across the world.
All sculptures must apply for planning permission and artists exhibit at their own expense.
We are looking for artwork that enhances its surroundings and is suitable for public display. Preference will be given to Westminster and then London-based galleries.
Proposals that include cultural engagement with local people such as artist talks and workshops will be considered favourably. Multiple sculptures will be considered where a suitable location is available.
The submission deadline has been extended to Thursday 30 April for artwork that can be exhibited from autumn/winter 2020 for 6 or 12 months. This timeline is subject to change in line with guidance around Covid-19 and installation dates will be flexible due to this uncertainty.
1. Complete a submission form
2. Submissions will be considered by an advisory panel and we will contact you if your sculpture has been selected for one of the available sites
3. Informal stakeholder/freeholder engagement around successful submissions
3. Submit a planning application for your sculpture. This will take a minimum of seven weeks
4. Arrange installation on an agreed date. A risk assessment, sculpture insurance and public liability insurance must be in place ahead of installation and you will be asked to sign a licence agreement
The timeline is subject to change in line with Covid-19 guidelines.
|Submissions open||Until 30 April 2020|
|Sculptures selected by advisory panel||May/June 2020|
|Apply for planning permission||Summer 2020|
|Installation||Autumn/winter Summer 2020|
The following locations will be available in 2020:
Park Lane, island six (opposite The Dorchester Hotel)
Cavendish Square Gardens
Lower Grosvenor Gardens
Riverside Walk Gardens
The following locations will be available in early 2021:
Berkeley Square Gardens
Marble Arch Gardens
Submissions will be considered by an Advisory Panel chaired by Cllr Matthew Green, Cabinet Member for Business and Planning. The panel will include Melissa Blanchflower, Curator for Serpentine Galleries; Tim Eastop, Producer for Arts on the Waterways for the Canal and Claire Mander, Founder of CoLAB.
If you have any questions about City of Sculpture please email email@example.com.
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