Table design commission – open call
Posted: 22 August 2018
Calling artists, designers and makers based in Greater Manchester.
We are looking to commission a dining table that will play a central role in an exciting new artistic project.
Tenancy is a year-long, EU-funded project taking place in a house on the border of Manchester and Salford. Curated and produced by Quarantine, it is a direct response to the extraordinary growth and change that has gripped Manchester in recent years.
A series of artists will take up residence in the house over the year; they will get to know their neighbours and make new work. A parallel programme of conversations and other events will take place in the house, weaving a thread of critical debate throughout the project.
A kitchen table is the heart of a home and this table will be a central gathering point for Tenancy. It will be where neighbours meet over coffee; artists dream up new ideas; and people gather to imagine the future.
This commission is for design and delivery, so as well as a great idea you must also be able to realise it – either by yourself or by working with others.
The table should be able to seat up to 16 people. It will be used for a wide variety of things, so flexibility is key.
The maximum dimensions for the table are: 1120mm wide x 4385mm long (ideally adjustable).
Total commission: £2,000-£3,000 (depending on materials) for design, realisation and delivery. Must cover design fees, materials and construction, and transport to the house.
Deadline for proposals: Monday 17 September 2018, 12 noon.
Please note: this open call is restricted to those who live, study or work in Greater Manchester.
Please email your submission to: firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you have any questions or require any further guidance, contact Frances Richens, Communications & Development Manager for Quarantine via email@example.com or tel: 0161 839 4392.
This commission is made possible with the support of Tom Bloxham and Urban Splash.