Two Art Commissions for Psychiatric Care Units, Nacka Hospital
The artistic commissions shall harmonise with a selection of existing textile artworks.
The Stockholm County Council invites professional artists to apply for two artistic commissions in relation to the rebuilding of six wards for psychiatric inpatient care at Nacka Hospital.
Stockholm has a growing need of suitable facilities for psychiatric care. Nacka Hospital is being rebuilt and renovated in various stages, the first of which, comprising six wards and a total of 96 beds for psychiatric inpatient care, is planned to be completed in the summer of 2019. Artistic commissions are an important part of the investment. Artistic expressions will provide the hospital environment with a human dimension. New artistic commissions on the site continue a tradition of art at Nacka Hospital.
Nacka Hospital was built in the mid-1960s and has been renovated several times. The hospital has a long tradition of ceramic art in the form of several building-integrated artworks.
In conjunction with the ongoing rebuilding, new building-integrated artworks will be produced, in the form of ceramic reliefs to be installed on the walls in the lift lobby on several floors. The lift lobbies also function as entrances to the wards, which are the objects of this commission.
A total of six wards for psychiatric inpatient care will receive artistic commissions. The two commissions encompass three wards each. The wards are distributed on individual floors and comprise 16 beds per ward. Normally there is no movement of patients between the wards.
The artistic commissions will be executed in central areas of the interior environments, such as corridors, day rooms, activity rooms, examination rooms, visitor rooms, staff rooms, etc. A number of places in these rooms have already been identified for the placement of art. There will be no art installed in the individual care rooms.
The Artistic Commissions
Stockholm County Council invites professional artists to apply for two artistic commissions in conjunction with the rebuilding of six wards for psychiatric inpatient care at Nacka Hospital.
The artistic commissions shall harmonise with a selection of existing textile artworks from mainly the 1960s and the 1970s which will also be installed in the same care wards.
This type of care activity places certain demands on the materials and the durability of the artistic commissions. Further textile materials are not desirable. However, other types of materials and techniques such as photographic and graphic works etc may be of interest. The development work of the proposal for the artistic commission will entail intimate collaboration with representatives of the psychiatric care department. This type of work requires a profound understanding of this specific care situation and an understanding of the art’s integrity and intrinsic value.
The fee for the sketch assignment is 30,000 SEK excluding VAT.
The execution of each of the artistic commissions is budgeted at 300,000 SEK excluding VAT.
The budget must cover all costs connected to the production of the artwork, such as the artist’s fee, copyright costs, material costs, subcontractors/assistants, travel, transportation, insurance and storage until the time of installation. The artist must provide an environmental checklist and a maintenance description, as well as operating and maintenance instructions.
Costs connected with the technical coordination, mounting and installation of the artwork are covered by a separate budget.
2018-05-01 at 24:00 hours. Application deadline.
2018, week 23 (ca 3/6). Decision on which artists will be invited to submit sketch assignments.
2018-06-12, 10:00-12:00. Scheduled initial meeting for the sketch assignments.
2018-09-05. Proposal submission.
2018, week 40 (ca 3/10). Decision on which sketch proposals will be executed.
Production of artwork(s) according to the timetable of the project.
Summer 2019. Mounting/installation of the artwork(s).
Who can apply?
To be eligible for a public art commission for Stockholm County Council you must fulfil the following requirements:
- You must be a professional artist
- When the commission is awarded you must be registered for Swedish F-tax (as a sole trader or company). A copy of certificate from the relevant tax authority must be provided on request.
- The artwork(s) 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(s) and ensure that a sufficiently high level of durability is achieved.
- Environmental concerns will be taken into consideration in the selection of materials and production methods.
Notification of Proposal Submission
The decision on which artists will be invited to submit a proposal will be made by the Director of the Art Department, delegated by the Culture Committee, and will be published on the Cultural Administration’s website www.kultur.sll.se in June 2018. The artists invited to submit a proposal will be notified by telephone or email.
Questions concerning the application or the project should be submitted in writing by e-mail to the project manager no later than 2018-04-26 to allow for replies before the application deadline. For questions relating to the application form, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Stockholm County Council is the commissioning agency and will be party to the agreements with the artists. The Stockholm County Council Culture Administration will manage the art project, including the application and selection processes.