PUBLIC ART PROJECTS IN TELEMARK
Telemark Art Centre has many years of experience with public art projects. We have an overview of and can mediate contact with all professional artists in the country by way of a national network. We are also the secretariat for the regional committee for public art (RSU).
The tasks of RSU are to select art consultants and to approve art project plans. The committee consists of a leader (a visual artist or crafts artist) and two members (an artist and an architect). The majority of regional councils and town councils choose to use RSU’s specialist competence and an art consultant for all public art projects. This contributes to ensure the quality of the art projects.
RSU , at present, consists of:
Liv Anne Lundberg – leader
Gunnar Torvund – visual artist
Ann Kristin Eriksen - architect
Telemark Art Centre can give advice to firms and others who require help in the accomplishment of art projects and/or art purchases. We help with the setting up of an overall plan, and follow this idea through until the art project is completed. Our experience is that clear regulations and quality control result in better projects which satisfy everyone.
RSU Telemark is based in Telemark Art Centre. There is an archive of visual documentation in the Art Centre about existing art projects in the county, together with photo documentation taken by visual artists and crafts artists in Telemark.
Telemark Art Centre has an overview of state funding schemes. Please contact TKS for more information.