Worcester City Council, the Museum of Royal Worcester and the Royal Porcelain Works are seeking to commission an original work of public art to respond to the city of Worcester’s world-renowned porcelain heritage.
The prominent site-specific public artwork or artworks will use creative approaches to celebrate Worcester porcelain, its history and special material qualities.
The new public artwork will sit within the environs of the Museum of Royal Worcester and will surprise, delight and raise awareness and appreciation of the city’s porcelain heritage.
The successful artist or artist collective will be provided with:
- A £75,000 artist commission fee (funded from developer Section 106 monies) and the opportunity to create a prominent site-specific public artwork or artworks using creative approaches to celebrate Worcester porcelain, its history and special material qualities
- Time to engage with the largest collection of Worcester porcelain in the world and associated rich archive held at the Museum of Royal Worcester to inspire and inform their ideas and the resulting installation
- The opportunity to engage with local residents, site stakeholders, ex-factory workers and other networks to develop and inform the project.
For full details of the project, the commissioning process, and the terms and conditions, please read ALL of the following documents.
- pdf Artist’s Brief (337 KB)
- pdf Appendix A – site context (2.88 MB)
- pdf Appendix B – possible locations (2.26 MB)
How to apply
The application must adhere to the requirements set out in the Artist’s Brief and be submitted by email as a single pdf document.
An example of iconic Royal Worcester Porcelain