2015 [email protected]: Public Art Award - Rules and Eligibility
The award is operated by the Royal British Society of Sculptors (“RBS”), 108 Old Brompton Road,
London, SW7 3RA. England, working in partnership with CW+ (the charity for the Chelsea &
Westminster Hospital, 369 Fulham Road, London SW10 9NH.
The award is open to any artist working in 3 dimensions in any media who has not yet won an open
(or closed) competition for a commission to create a work for a public space above the value of
£15,000. For those who have received formal training the expectation is that you will have a
minimum of three years post graduate experience.
Employees (and their families) of the RBS or CW+ and anyone connected with the award are not
All applicants will be required to complete a web based application. This comprises:
 5 images of recent work or work which relates to this award. These must be PC compatible,
JPEG format, 72dpi, no larger than 500kb each and titled with artist’s name, title of work,
year of work, medium, dimensions (h x w x d).
 CV
 brief statement about your approach to the award
 what you hope to achieve by winning the award
 an entry fee of £19.50 to be paid on application via Paypal
Closing date for submissions is 5pm Wednesday 10th June 2015
Unfortunately due to the number of applications we receive feedback will not be given at this stage.
All applicants will be informed if their application has been shortlisted by Thursday 25th June 2015.
By submitting an application, the entrant promises that all of the information comprised in the
application is correct. The entrant also promises to comply with these rules and any other award
requirements specified by the RBS or CW+ (whether on its website or otherwise) and RBS reserves
the right to exclude any entry which in its opinion does not comply.
All applications must be made using the online form. No hard copy applications will be accepted.
Proof of submission is not a proof of receipt. Applications plus payment must be received by the
closing date specified. No responsibility can be accepted for entries which are incomplete, delayed,
damaged, wrongly delivered or not received for whatever reason.
The proposals submitted must be entirely the entrant’s original idea and creation and they must not
infringe someone else’s copyright or other intellectual property rights. The submission must be
lawful, it must not be offensive, obscene, racist, insulting, discriminating or otherwise objectionable
and it must not contain any form of advertising.
Proposals must also not be hazardous in any way, nor can they incorporate water due to the risk of
spreading water-borne diseases.
Entrants grant the RBS and CW+ the unrestricted right (without royalty) to reproduce images of
submitted artworks in any publication in connection with the [email protected] Award be it online, printed
or otherwise disseminated.
The jury’s decision is final. If the RBS is unable to contact any short listed artist or winners via the
email address supplied by the entrant, the shortlist position / prize lapses and RBS reserves the right
to select alternative winners.
2015 [email protected]: Public Art Award - Rules and Eligibility
Finalists will be contacted directly by Thursday 25th June 2015. The names of the Finalists will be
published on Facebook, Twitter, RBS website and elsewhere in award publicity.
Site visits for the Finalists to the Chelsea and Westminster Hospital will be arranged during the week
beginning 3 August 2015.
Finalists must deliver their maquette plus provide a fully developed proposal with supporting
documents in digital format by Wednesday 30th September 2015 whereupon they will receive £500
by bank transfer on receipt of invoice.
The maquette will be exhibited at the RBS until January 2016, when it must be collected by the
Finalists will be expected to be interviewed and recorded, plus give a short illustrated talk during the
Finalist exhibition.
The maquette remains the property of the artist at all times however must be available to the RBS
on request.
The RBS will be responsible for the insurance of artworks on exhibition within its premises and the
CW+ will be responsible for the insurance of artworks on exhibition within its premises.
The winning artist will be contracted to produce and exhibit the proposed sculpture/installation at
the Chelsea and Westminster Hospital for the selected site/s for a maximum of one year. The winner
will be paid £10,000 in 3 instalments against invoices on receipt of the signed contract, at an agreed
point during the fabrication and when the installation is completed satisfactorily.
Title and ownership of the finished work remains with the artist and it will be the artist’s
responsibility to install, de-install and store it.
The winning artist will be expected to attend award events and to actively take part in the social
media marketing campaign through regular contributions to the blog, twitter etc and by supplying
content for interviews, video and audio pieces.
The Finalists and the winners are expected to sign agreements governing the conditions applicable
to the Finalist exhibition and Winner’s exhibitions/installations respectively and RBS reserves the
right to remove the artist from the shortlist or withdraw the winner’s prize if the relevant agreement
is not signed.
In all matters arising in connection with the award, RBS’s decision shall be final.
No cash alternative is available.
The entrant will be liable for any reasonably foreseeable loss or damage suffered by the RBS arising
from the artist’s breach of this agreement.
RBS reserves the right to cancel this award or alter the rules if it considers that it has good reason to
do so.
These rules are governed by English law and any disputes will be decided only by the courts of the
United Kingdom.