Wednesday, February 13, 2008

The cost and other details concerning those murals on Edge Lane

Steve Faragher has found out the cost of the murals on Edge Lane for us. Thanks Steve.

The responses to his Freedom of Information questions are as follows;

Cost of workshops

The costs of the workshops were included within the cost of the artist we commissioned for the project – Donna Berry. Donna is a Liverpool based artist who has worked with community groups previously and ran the workshops. The costs of the venues used was nil – the venues provided the space free of charge

When did the workshops take place

We held three workshops – two at the Kensington Fields Residents Association on the 25th September 2007 and 2nd October 2007, and a third at Latham Court on 12th October 2007

Which groups were involved in the workshops and how many workshops took place

We invited various local groups to participate in the workshops, via letters and phone contact, including:-

St Johns Community Centre
Hindu Cultural organisation
Over 50's Sacred Heart
Crossfield Tenants and Residents Association
Edge Hill Youth Group
Kensington Fields Association
L'Arche Liverpool Community
Youth Inclusion Group
Fairfield Area Residents Association

Was there a tendering process for these workshops-i.e. how was this organisation chosen to carry out this work

The Culture Company carried out the procurement of the community artist selected, Donna Berry. A tender document outlining the process of holding workshops, working with local community groups and designing the eventual artwork resulted in Donna being selected.

The total costs for the design of the boards was £7,000, whilst the cost of the fabrication of the boards was £38,690 for 448 boards.

The total costs for the erection of the boards was £26,610, including the associated painting works to each of the treated properties.

For your additional information the Culture Company were only involved in the project in terms of paying for and procuring the artist. The fabrication and installation of the project was undertaken through Liverpool City Council’s Regeneration Portfolio through the ‘Look of the City’ programme

1 comment:

old dick BA said...

does that mean that the artist got about £2000 a workshop....I'll have some of that....marek get me beret pallet and paints