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26 March – Deadline Artist Commission Opportunity

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You’ve only got till Friday to apply, but this is a great opportunity for artists: 2010 Journey to the Podium Artist Commission Opportunity.

If you would like to apply download and complete the application form HERE.

Essex County Council is looking for 6 artists to create new pieces of artwork inspired by athletes involved in Essex 2012 Legacy programme Team Essex Ambassador Scheme.

Artist’s fees: £2000 plus a materials budget of £300.

In the build up to the London 2012 Olympic Games and Paralympic Games, Essex 2012 Legacy Team have set up the Team Essex Ambassador Scheme, which aims to support and nurture local athletes who have been identified as having the potential to compete in the London 2012 games . This year 12 talented Essex Athletes were awarded funding to develop their potential and enable them to focus on their training in the build up to the London 2012 Games (http://www.essexlegacy.org/sports/team-essex-ambassadors ) Awards will be given every year up to 2012.

To celebrate and capture these talented athletes Essex County Council Arts Development Team would like to commission 6 artists to ‘Adopt an Athlete’ and create an artwork that marks their Journey to the Podium or at least the 2012 Games. The works can be realistic or abstract and in any medium, artists must be prepared to work with the athletes to develop an art work that captures the essence of their personalities and sport. Journey to the Podium will be an annual commission up until 2012. Last year we commissioned we very successfully commissioned 8 artists to create artworks inspired by last years Team Ambassadors.