Artists' Space

New Public Art Commission for Dunfermline Learning Campus

Below is a summary of the opportunity – please download the full application pack before applying.

Fife Contemporary is excited to offer this opportunity for a lead artist to develop and deliver a public art project and commission for the new Dunfermline Learning Campus in Fife. We are working in consultation with Fife Council, Fife College, and their DLC partners Woodmill High School, and St Columba’s RC High School to deliver this collaborative public commission. The appointed artist will need to present engaging and innovative ways to involve student and stakeholder groups from all three DLC partner institutions in the development and design of the finished work. 

Application Pack Downloads:

Dunfermline Learning Campus Call For Proposals

Appendix 1

Appendix 2

Introducing Dunfermline Learning Campus 

The new Dunfermline Learning Campus (DLC) is due to open in the summer of 2024, when the two partner high schools will move on site. Fife College will take up occupation of their new campus building in 2025. The whole site to the west of Dunfermline has been envisioned as ‘A Place of Lifelong Learning’ and to be a community-based campus where resources will be shared, highly accessible and available across a community of users. The site will be open and accessible to learners and the wider public as a community resource.  More information can be found here: https://www.fife.gov.uk/dlc 

Drone footage of the site can be found here: vimeo.com/907318721 

The Commission 

The commission is suited to an artist with experience of creating permanent public art projects informed by community engaged creative programmes, where these programmes actively inform the resulting work. The commissioned artist will be the lead artist delivering the project through Phases one to three. The resulting permanent installation will  

  • be designed with the natural environment, climate and sustainability at its heart 
  • be designed with direct input from the Campus learner communities 
  • be a permanent, outdoor, installation, which could include planted and living materials, within one of the defined locations at the DLC (see Appendix 2) 
  • be accessible and engaging to the complete campus community of users  
  • have the capacity to be interacted with, re-imagined and creatively responded to by future campus users, in projects led by other artists from Summer 2025 
  • be able to be produced and installed safely within available budgets  

The final design of the public art piece shall be submitted by the project managers for written approval by Fife Council as the Planning Authority. Thereafter, the public art works shall be carried out entirely in accordance with the details approved under this condition.  

Payment Schedule and Terms 

The total Artist fee for the public art project is £20,000. 

Application  

Your application for this opportunity should include the following 

  • A Written Proposal (500 – 1000 words, include illustrations if you wish)
  • A statement of your experience or suitability for the public art project commission (up to 500 words)
  • An Artist CV (in .doc or .pdf format)
  • Between 5 and 10 images of work (or a 5-minute film or sound piece)
  • A completed EDI Monitoring Form

Deadline: 5pm Monday 15th April 2024

Site Visits

To support the application process we arranged two opportunities to visit the site and learn more about the DLC. These took place on Friday 15 and Friday 29 March. Please note that this is an active construction site, and is inaccessible to general public visitors. If you would like to arrange a site visit, please contact programme@fcac.co.uk

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