From the outset of your project, think about how people can engage with and inform the process of the project to ensure the work produced is locally relevant.
Through doing this you can develop a strong foundation of local support/ ownership and build a strong legacy for the project.
A wide range of people could engage with and develop their skills through the project. Opportunities could be for members of the community, local artists, schools, students, local arts and cultural organisations, Council Members and officers, built environment professionals or others.
Opportunities could include:
Mentoring opportunities for emerging artists
Artist talks, workshops and events
Opportunities for creative participation and making
Embedding opportunities for children and young people to work with commissioned artists
Setting a live parallel project brief for local students overseen by the artist
Engaging a project steering group will encourage a shared learning experience around the commissioning process
Communicating and sharing project progress through artist blogs, videos, social media or printed materials like zines or newsletters
Documenting commissions and sharing lessons learnt