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March 7, 2018

Open Call | Organ Donation Art Commission at Sheffield Teaching Hospitals, UK

Deadline for applications โ€“ Thursday 15 March

Sheffield Teaching Hospitals are inviting proposals from artists who would like to create an art installation, intended to recognise and celebrate organ donation. It will be located prominently at the Northern General Hospital in Sheffield.

Sheffield Teaching Hospitals are inviting proposals from artists who would like to create an art installation, intended to recognise and celebrate organ donation. It will be located prominently at the Northern General Hospital in Sheffield.

In addition, the following criteria must be met:

  • Artwork may be wall based. The allocated wall space is indoors and the dimensions are detailed below. We would also consider ideas for free standing pieces; however in this case they would need be suitable for display outdoors.
    It should honour those who have donated organs and to give thanks to their families.
  • It should raise the profile of this very important service and inspire the general public to support organ donation.
  • Artwork should evoke interest and enrich the environment.
  • Ideally the artwork will be contemporary, bright, and colourful.
  • Artwork should meet all the infection control and health & safety requirements.
  • The artwork must not obstruct the areas in any way as they are used for access and fire exits. We are unable to use glass in our hospitals, but acrylic can be used as a substitute.

Ideas and themes

Designs should:

  • Reflect the values involved in organ donation e.g. remembrance, reflection, recognition, generosity, kindness, hope, selflessness, charity, life saving.
  • Reflect the themes of organ donation which view it as a โ€˜special giftโ€™ or the โ€˜gift of lifeโ€™.
  • Not be viewed solely as a memorial, but should also be celebratory of those who have benefitted and whose lives that have been saved.

Budget โ€“ ยฃ5000 inclusive of all artistsโ€™ fees, materials, delivery and must be inclusive of VAT. Installation costs may be covered by the Trust.

Timescale โ€“ The artwork must be completed by Friday 26th August 2018.

For a full copy of the brief and details of how to apply please email: danielle.parker-jessop@sth.nhs.uk


Open Call | Organ Donation Art Commission at Sheffield Teaching Hospitals, UK