The Stockholm County Council Cultural Committee invites artists to apply for proposal opportunities for an outdoor public art commission at the northern entrance of the Treatment building, New Karolinska Solna University Hospital (NKS).
Background and site conditions
The Treatment building is set in a strategically important location where the Academic Mall merges into the hospital park. Seven floors high, the building is situated on sloping ground where the differences in level are resolved by the terrace formed at the end of the Academic Mall.
The northern entrance to the new Treatment building will be used by patients and relatives coming to the hospital for radiation treatment. Here a well-designed and thoroughly planned outdoor environment is of the utmost importance.
There is a car park in front of the building, interspersed with small trees and shrubs. A generously sized pavement runs between the car park and the building, ending to the east with steps up to Anna Steckséns gata. Seating and flower beds for shade-loving plants are planned beside the entrance. The ground is covered by grey concrete slabs.
Description of the commission
The call for proposal concerns the outdoor environment in front of the northern entrance to the new Treatment building. The site is ideal for sculptures, light installations, reworking of ground coverings, etc.
Great emphasis will be placed on the strength of the public art work to harmonize with the architectural design, enrich the location and create a welcoming outdoor environment in front of the entrance.
Visitors to the hospital must be allowed an experience of the artwork regardless of the time of the day or season of the year.
The proposal should take into account issues of accessibility and other practical aspects.
You will find basic information concerning the open call on our website www.kultur.sll.se under Konst i Landstinget (Art at the County Council) and Aktuella konstnärliga gestaltningsuppdrag (Current public art commissions).
Proposal: 50 000 SEK excluding VAT.
The cost range for the production of the public art commission, includ-ing the proposal, is budgeted at 1 600 000 SEK excluding VAT. All costs connected to the execution and installation of the artwork, such as the artist's own project planning time, material costs, mounting arrange-ments, subcontractors/assistants, travel, transport, insurance, the artist's own fees for executing the work and artistic fees, must fit with-in that range. An environmental check-list and maintenance instruc-tions are also included in the artist's obligations. Advice for maintenance and arrangements for maintenance must also be indicated in the budget. Construction-related costs for design, mounting and installation of the artwork are funded via the construction project budget.
- 2014-12-02, start meeting for the proposal process
- 2015-01, proposal review
- 2015-03-10, proposal submission
- 2015-04, decision made on which proposal will be selected.
- Production of artwork according to the timetable of the project
- Mounting/installation of the artwork will be coordinated with the construction project.
Who can apply?
In order to receive public art commissions from the Stockholm County Council Cultural Committee, you must fulfill the following require-ments:
- You must be a professional artist
- When a commission is awarded, you must have the ability to send us legally valid invoices in compliance with relevant tax regulations. Should you be awarded a commission, copy of cer-tificate(s) from relevant tax authority must be provided on re-quest.
In addition, we require that:
- The artwork must take into consideration the specific characteristics and operational conditions of the healthcare environment.
- You should be able to provide solutions for the operation and maintenance of the artwork and ensure that a sufficiently high level of durability is achieved.
- Environmental issues should be taken into consideration in the selection of materials and production methods.
Expression of interest
Fill in the expression of interest form that you will find in the right-hand column on this page.
Notification of selection for proposal submission
A decision on which artists will be invited will be made by the NKS Art Committee after a presentation by the NKS Art Council and will be published on the Cultural Committee's website www.kultur.sll.se in week 47, 2014. The artists invited to submit a proposal will be notified by e-mail.
Questions concerning expression of interest, or the project, should be sent in writing via e-mail to Torunn Skoglund. Questions should be received no later than 2014-10-01 to allow for replies before the deadline for expressions of interest.
Stockholm County Council is the commissioning agency and will be party to the agreements with the artists. The Stockholm County Council Cultural Committee manages art pro-jects, which include the tasks of application processing and selection.