Outdoor Museum Grant Application

Purpose of Grant

A total budget of £55,500 has been allocated by Argyll and Bute Council for the development of artworks for Helensburgh Outdoor Museum.

Awards are available for up to a maximum of £3,000 based on a maximum intervention of 50% of the total costs incurred in developing, fabricating / producing and installing an art work in the Outdoor Museum, Colquhoun Square, Helensburgh.

Submission Process

There will be one call for applications per year advertised on the Argyll and Bute website, with a maximum available funding pot of £15,000 per annum for a minimum of three years.

Application Type

Maximum Funding  Available

Match Required

Scored by

Final Decision by

Type 1

£500

50%

Design Panel

Design Panel

Type 2

£3,000 (inclusive of any prior Type 1 award)

50%

Design Panel

Area Committee

Type 3

£0

0%

Design Panel

Area Committee

 

Applications are to be made no later than Tuesday 25th September 2018 with decisions due December 2018.

All works covered by an award must be completed within 12 months of that award being made e.g. if an application for development costs was determined on 5th April 2018, the respective works must be complete by 5th April 2019. If the same group subsequently makes an application for production/installation costs, those works would need to be complete within 12 months of the later award date.

Type 1: Applications for Development Costs

The maximum funding available for initial development costs is £500 in respect of any single application and for not more than two such awards to be made in any given year. A minimum of 50% match funding is required for applications to be considered. This award can cover the following costs:

  • Appointing an artist to develop a design;
  • Professional advice on technical aspects of production of design;
  • Professional advice on production costs.

Applications for development costs will be accepted once annually. Applications for development costs should complete this form and return to projects.east@argyll-bute.gov.uk Applications will be assessed by the Design Panel based on eligibility and scoring criteria in Section 4.

Type 2: Applications for Total Costs

The maximum total funding available for developing, fabricating/producing and installing an art work is 50% of total costs up to a maximum of £3,000. A minimum of 50% match funding is required for applications to be considered.

Applications for total costs will be accepted once annually. Applicants for total costs should complete this form and return to projects.east@argyll-bute.gov.uk Applications will be assessed by the Design Panel based on assessment and scoring criteria in Section 4 and recommendations taken to the Helensburgh and Lomond Area Committee for final approval.

Type 3: Applications for Plinths (No funding required)

If you wish to donate an artwork to the Outdoor Museum, applications for the allocation of a plinth are welcomed. Applications for plinths with no requirement for funding should complete this form and return to projects.east@argyll-bute.gov.uk Applications will be assessed by the Design Panel based on assessment and scoring criteria in Section 4 with recommendations taken to the Helensburgh and Lomond Area Committee for final approval.

Apply online for the Outdoor Museum Grant

Apply for the Outdoor Museum Grant (PDF)

In order for your application to be considered, you must supply all information required by

Tuesday 25th September 2018

If your submission is incomplete it will not be progressed.

Assessment Criteria

The below criteria applies to all application types unless otherwise stated.

4.1 Principles

All applications should meet the following principles:

  • That proposed art works must have a direct connection with Helensburgh, Lomond and the immediate local area, its history and/or culture;
  • That proposed art works must not be seen as a means of advertising any business;
  • That the subject matter of any art works should not cause offence i.e. likely to be upsetting, insulting, or objectionable to some or most people;
  • That the materials and methods of fabrication/production for any art work should be of commensurate type and quality as the original installations i.e. artefacts encapsulated in acrylic, bronze and/or stone reproductions of original artefacts;
  • Artworks must be in keeping with the character of the Outdoor Museum and surrounding area;
  • Interpretation material should be provided to accompany any artwork. This should be included on the plinth itself and provided to be published on the Outdoor Museum website. Applicants must account for costs and design implications of any associated interpretation material;
  • Art works should be designed to require little or preferably no maintenance.

Scoring Matrix

Criteria

Allocation of score on a scale of 1 to 3

Community Link – proposal must demonstrate a strong link with Helensburgh and the surrounding area.     

1 – partial compliance

2 – good evidence of compliance shown

3 – comprehensive evidence provided

Quality –Proposals should provide a high quality artwork of commensurate quality to the existing collection(not applicable to Type 1 applications for Development costs)

1 – partial compliance

2 – good evidence of compliance shown

3 – comprehensive evidence provided

Character – Proposals should be in keeping with the character of the surrounding streetscape and should not present an obtrusive or incongruous feature

1 – partial compliance

2 – good evidence of compliance shown

3 – comprehensive evidence provided

Risk – applicant to provide assurance that the artwork can be delivered and installed          

 

1 – partial compliance

2 – good evidence of compliance shown

3 – comprehensive evidence provided

Durability – artworks should be produced in a material which is durable and appropriate with minimal maintenance requirements (not applicable to Type 1 applications for Development costs)

1 – partial compliance

2 – good evidence of compliance shown

3 – comprehensive evidence provided