Things to consider when making a proposal

  • Title of project

  • Description - the focus, concepts, thoughts, research methodologies, and ambitions

  • Context - This may focus on the geographical, social, or physical environment of the commission. 

  • Research and development - what is your methodology for research, how you envisage developing a proposal. This may include further research or time required for concept development, for engaging with people and for testing materials or process and making work

  • People - who will be involved with you in the realisation of the proposal

  • Audience and public - consider who your proposal is intended for and whether the general public or a specific and/or more intimate audience

  • Costs - consider a budget breakdown covering fees, production, presentation, installation, documentation.

  • Materials and medium - if appropriate supply information on materials with samples

  • Location - the place or site and if it is multi-sited or without physical site or boundary

  • Networks - networks or partnerships envisaged and ways to develop these

  • Mediation - a conduit between the artist and work and the context and audience. Mediation may take many forms from artists talks to full-scale critical events that are developed around the project

  • Documentation - is this to be carried out as integral to the process or after the event

  • Evaluation - how do you envisage evaluation being embedded into the project

  • Maintenance - a maintenance schedule (relevant to permanent or semi-permanent works)

  • Technical issues - are there any specific technical issues central to the proposal?

  • Time frame - what is your proposed timeframe for the project?

  • Support Materials  - to articulate ideas and demonstrate practice, this may include visuals, audio, writings/scores/texts 

  • References and reviews - best and most recent examples



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Nazareth Housing Association provides independent living houses for individuals and couples who are 65 and over and on the Sligo County Council housing list.  Nazareth Village is comprised of 48 houses in a garden setting.  The Village was financed as a public-private partnership between Nazareth Housing Association and Sligo County Council with funding from the Department of Environment, Community and Local Government.  

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