Feast of Fire: Artist Commissions for MK50 & City Club

Closing date: 19 June 2017

Job Description



MK50, City Club and Walk the Plank invite artists in Bedfordshire, Buckinghamshire and Hertfordshire to submit ideas for commissions to animate Milton Keynes’ iconic portes cochères* structures on Midsummer Boulevard with fire, sound and music.

The artworks or installations will need to be installed for public view in mid-October 2017. The works will form part of a large-scale celebration in the city centre – Feast of Fire – created by Walk the Plank as part of City Club to mark Milton Keynes’ 50th Anniversary.

Each commission is expected to animate one porte cochère, which could be used as a plinth, stage, rig, canvas, frame, etc.

There are two commissions available, each with a budget of up to £4k (inclusive of VAT).

Brief Outline for Artists

At the heart of Feast of Fire will be a series of temporary installations by Walk the Plank and Dennis Tricot, complemented by the two portes cochères commissions available for artists based in Milton Keynes, or within the three counties of Bedfordshire, Buckinghamshire and Hertfordshire. Artists are invited by Walk the Plank to submit proposals to create temporary artworks or installations to animate in, on or around Milton Keynes’ portes cochères on Midsummer Boulevard (near to MK Gallery and the Theatre District area).

The work will need to connect with diverse audiences of all ages and make an impact outdoors, at night, in the public realm.

For all information, including how to make your submission, please download the  MK50 Feast of Fire. Portes Cocheres Commission Brief. 27.4.17.

How to apply
Please send your proposal to Lindsay at Walk the Plank via info@walktheplank.co.uk or by post to Cobden Works, 36-41 Cobden Street, Salford M6 6WF.
Deadline for submissions: by email or post, is 4pm on Monday 19 June 2017.

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