A CHANCE TO VOTE FOR A CONTINUED PUBLIC ART PRESENCE IN LYME REGIS

THE AVIVA COMMUNITY FUNDING BID -THE LATEST POSITION (midnight Thursday):

Of the 301 projects competing nationwide in this category, only 15 of them had more votes than us at this point.  With just a morning of voting left, we need to stay ahead of four projects we overtook in the past 3 days.

How many additional votes that will take is anybody's guess. 

Whether we'll be a finalist will remain unknown until Tuesday!

This is the link you would need to vote:

www.avivacommunityfund.co.uk/voting/project/view/16-1576

Do we want to get a PUBLIC ART PRESENCE going in Lyme Regis on an ongoing basis? Do we agree that artists, whose work has proved to be so popular with the public, should be rewarded for their efforts?  Arguably, the 2016 ArtsFest Sculpture Trail has demonstrated there could be a place for public art in Lyme Regis all the time.  It can provide benefit to the residents and stimulate interest in our visitors.

The Town Council, Town Mill Arts and Lymeforward have all endorsed a proposal to keep several works from the 2016 sculpture trail for a year or so, and to cast a bronze Hareman (as the resin version proved so enormously popular but was not robust enough for an extended stay). However, the funding has to be generated from elsewhere

From the town gardens standpoint, the sculptures involved in a one year hire agreement would include ‘Ripple’ by Michael Fairfax, ‘Speaking Volumes’ by David Parker, ‘Skateboarder’ by Greta Berlin, ‘Core Sample Pillar #1, and #2’ by Isla Chaney, ‘Trapeze’ by Clare Trenchard, and ‘Obsession’ by Pete Hackett.  A bronze cast of ‘Hareman’ would be commissioned for an extended stay. Further sculptures may be included on privately owned land (including the Town Mill) as funds permit.

The success of the funding bid with the Aviva Community Grant Scheme will initially depend on the response from Lyme Regis residents, interested visitors and other friends who would need to vote for the project. If it is voted to the top 18 in its category, the project will still be judged alongside others before being awarded any funds but we definitely won’t be there unless votes are placed in substantial numbers.

The voting process is simple enough:

  1. You each have up to 10 votes to cast. 
  2. You’d need to register with Aviva via the link below (some have found more than one attempt was necessary).
  3. Make sure you have selected the right project(!).
  4. Select the 10 votes option (or you will only be allocating one vote) and VOTE. 
  5. THEN pass the same invitation on to family and friends (anyhere in the UK - all ages).

At the present time, 3466 votes have now been cast for our project.  What an endorsement!

This is the link you would need to vote during the next 12 hours or so:

www.avivacommunityfund.co.uk/voting/project/view/16-1576

 

JOHN CALDER, SCULPTURE TRAIL


Published on 30/10/2016.

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