1% for Art Project

Created by Tamsin Thomas

What did the school want to achieve?

The school was commissioning a new Post-16 building to facilitate the delivery of business and ICT courses. It is a condition of our local authority planning permission that publicly funded buildings should have 1% of their budget spent on art. Within the budget we wanted a real ‘wow’ factor building. Ambitious artworks would set the tone of the building and encourage students to take pride in their environment.

We were keen to work with local NVB Architects to incorporate artworks into the fabric of the building. The architects were very interested in working with the school students during the development their proposals and were completely open to suggestions for the nature and location of the artworks.

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