At this stage the artist may conduct further research or community engagement activity to further refine and develop a plan for a detailed design of the artwork.
Dependent on the nature of the work the artist may need to work closely with other professionals such as structural engineers, fabricators, architects, planners or others during this phase.
The client may be required to subcontract relevant professionals on behalf of the artist.
Detailed design report
At this stage the artist brings together all of the ideas, research and information from any relevant subcontractors into a final report for approval by the steering group prior to the fabrication phase starting.
The detailed design report may include -
Detailed description of project idea including any visualisations/ models
Detailed budget and costings
Detailed timeline for delivery
Detailed materials specifications
Structural engineers report (if applicable)
Details of any foundations or fixings
Details of any subcontractors
Artist and subcontractor insurances
Information to support planning applications/ permissions (as applicable)
Risk assessment method statement (RAMS) for artwork during installation and once installed
Site and permissions
Once the detailed design report is received the project manager/ steering group should seek planning or any other required permissions. This is likely to take a minimum of 8 weeks and should be factored into the project timeframe from the beginning.
Final checks around ownership and underground services should also be conducted in the location/ site for the artwork (if applicable for a permanent/ temporary artwork).