Artist is wanted to create mini-park near Brighton station
£8,000 of European cash is being offered as a fee for an artist to create a tiny oasis of peace in central Brighton.
The council wants to transform a patch of empty land near Brighton station into a ‘pocket park’ to bring a thoroughfare back to life.
Officials are looking for an artist who can work some magic with this area of the North Laine, at the corner of Trafalgar Street and Station Street. The idea should use a combination of public art and landscaping to create a pleasant spot to spend a while.
The scheme will be paid for through the European CIVITAS scheme and the UK’s Cycling Town initiative.
It would form part of a package of environmental improvements the council is undertaking to make the area around Brighton Station more attractive.
The city council was the only one in the country to win £2.2 million to invest in small-scale transport projects from the CIVITAS Plus Archimedes project. The authority is working with five other European cities to share best practice.
Expressions of interest must be submitted no later than 5pm on Monday February 28 2011.
Further details, photos and maps of the site with information on submission are available on the Arts and Culture section of the council’s website