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Our Covid Memorial Project

We are searching for Artists & Designers:

East Renfrewshire Culture and Leisure in partnership with greenspace scotland are seeking artists/designers, particularly with experience in sculpture and/or public artworks to
produce one of four in a set of memorials for across East Renfrewshire to be displayed outdoor in public spaces. This commissions are for memorials projects taking place in Eastwood Park, Barrhead, Uplawmoor & Eaglesham.

The artist/creative practitioner will have experience (or be able to demonstrate capacity and commitment to develop their experience) of creating public works of art.

The design they create for each project should directly link to the responses and ideas that were contributed by the communities within East Renfrewshire during phase 1 of the project. Water was recognised by communities across the area as being a connecting theme, both through the geographic landscape of the local area and its significance during the pandemic; to wash, to heal, for life.

The final report created by the phase 1 artist from their co-creation with our communities will be available to access, along with supporting material and resources including ERCL’s recent Beyond 2020: Community Reflections Oral History Project and Reflect with Us Songwriting Archive.

The commissioned artists will be committed to including the co-creation and collaboration from phase 1 within the design for their chosen location. It is important that the design is relevant to communities, acknowledges the wide range of experiences people have had, incorporates points from the co-creation and reflects what this time has meant for communities.

It is envisaged that as part of this commission the successful applicant may be required to liaise with the phase 1 artist at agreed stages to re-engage communities and update them on progress.

East Renfrewshire Culture and Leisure and greenspace scotland recognise the unique skills of artists/designers with experience in creating public artworks and sculptures, and actively encourages proposals from artists with intersectional lived experiences of illness, isolation, rurality, income inequality or social exclusion of any kind.

-£9,500 is available for each location project (Barrhead, Eastwood Park, Uplawmoor & Eaglesham).
-An additional indicative figure of £2000 per project will be available for materials, dependent on designs. Landscaping will be undertaken separately.


Please see the full project descriptions below:

Useful Documents

Barrhead – Artist Brief

(790.60 kb)


EAGLESHAM – Artist Brief

(790.65 kb)


EASTWOOD PARK – Artist Brief

(790.62 kb)


UPLAWMOOR – Artist Brief

(790.88 kb)


How To Apply:

To apply for this opportunity please send an expression of interest by noon on Monday 4 March 2024 to
Your Expression of Interest should include:

-A CV and/or Statement of Practice – if applying as a creative team, provide information for each individual with their role and how they would contribute to the commission
-A written proposal (max 2 sides of A4) on how you would approach the design. Supporting images may be submitted but are not essential.
-Information about any relevant past commissions or projects that you think demonstrate how your practice fits this brief

Following assessment of the application, shortlisted applicants will then be asked to attend an interview online via Microsoft Teams.

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