With 30 years of experience working in public art working on a variety of projects from schools and community centres to high streets, architectural collaborations, and private commissions, I can help you understand the creative process. How to contract artists and how to get the best work from them.
I can work alongside your existing design team, commercial or local authority, or lead from the front helping you to gather a team of artists and designers for larger projects. This can be on live projects or competition tenders.
Having a Lead Artist as the gateway to other creatives helps keep a ‘vision’ and opens the opportunity for graduate and emerging artists to have a mentor and project manager for their first commissions and career development. Leading with the client, the workshops and community engagement, writing the ‘vision document’ and first stages of a project.
This approach normally works around a large commission for the Lead Artist and satellite work for other artists.