Fauldhouse Mining Tribute

Fauldhouse Mining Tribute Public Art Project

Fauldhouse Community Development Trust with the support of a Grassroots 3 Public Art Grant, requires the development of a public art project for the village green at the centre of the town.

The opportunity within this commission is to emphasise a creative original approach to the space and theme in many aspects as possible through the design process and creation of the final sited artwork/s.   The artist will be asked to carry out creative arts based consultation and engagement with all sections of the local community, including children, young people and older people, which will inform the design of the artwork.  The final design must also encourage more visitors to the central Village Green in Fauldhouse by improving its appearance through the creation of an interesting and attractive artwork.  The artwork should resonate with, respond to and celebrate the many aspects of the historical mining industry that existed in Fauldhouse however should also include the contemporary life that is happening in the village and not take too literal an interpretation of the history of the theme.  The commission is to provide an improvement in the village green that will be welcomed by the residents and visitors to the community.

Selected candidates must also be able to deliver a realistic and achievable series of meaningful, connected and local community engagement events that generate connected themes which will inspire the visual language for the project and have the potential to realise sited permanent art works.

The total project budget is £49,778 and is non-negotiable.  It must include all design, engagement activities, materials, any planning permissions, fabrication and installation costs and fees.

To apply

Fauldhouse Community Development Trust seek to appoint a suitably experienced and qualified artist to undertake a new public art project for the Fauldhouse Village Green.  Please got to our projects listing page and download the full project brief which details application instructions and is available here. Fauldhouse Mining Tribute Artist Brief

Deadline for application is 8 March by noon.  Interviews will be held on the week commencing 11 March March, 2019.  If you are shortlisted for interview you will be contacted shortly after the application deadline.


For more information and a copy of the full artist brief please contact:

Paul Renwick
Development Worker
Fauldhouse Community Development Trust
The Hub
10 Main Street
EH47 9HX

01501 773 699


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