Commission opportunity: multisensory artwork/installation for people with dementia
dlr Arts Office wish to commission an artist(s) or an arts organisation to create a multisensory installation for people with dementia. The commission is also open to a group of artists working collaboratively, dlr Arts Office encourages a multi-artform response to the brief. This opportunity is funded by Creative Ireland.
The closing date for applications is 12 noon on Monday 25 April
From June 16 – August 31 dlr Arts Office will host ‘A Collection of Conversations’ a dementia inclusive gallery exhibition in the Municipal Gallery, dlr LexIcon. The artworks featured will be selected from the dlr County Collection and the Drogheda Municipal Art Collection. We have chosen a work by local artist John Coyle entitled ‘Peoples Park’ as the basis for this multisensory artwork. Using this artwork as the source material, the selected artists will create a multisensory installation for Gallery 2 (the smaller gallery space). This painting has been selected as it has a local resonance.
The commission fee is €10,000 (inclusive of all fees, materials, insurance and production/display costs and VAT). In addition, dlr Arts Office will provide specialist art technicians to install the work (2 people x 2 days)
An online Dementia Awareness session focusing on signs, symptoms and progression as well as how dementia affects the senses took place on the 7 April. The session was led by The Alzheimer Society of Ireland with time alloted for questions and discussion specific to artists wishing to respond to this opportunity.
Please email firstname.lastname@example.org to view this session, we would strongly encourage applicants to do so.
The full brief is available here