According to the competition assignment, the total costs for the construction of a work of art and a fountain at Sokolovská Street opposite the Vysočina Hospital are 4.5 million crowns without VAT. Fill it out from the competition documents.
The new work of art should stand on the site of a fountain from 1961, the author of which was the sculptor Miroslav Jirava. The fountain is now buried, but Prague 9 wants to revive the place. According to the competition assignment, the artists have to design a new sculpture and revitalize the existing unused paddling pool and possibly its surroundings.
The motif of the sculpture is not thematically limited. Those interested in participating in the competition can submit their proposals until 19 November. The evaluation of submitted proposals develops at the end of the year. The victory will be chosen by a jury involving, among others, landscape architect Martina Forejtová, artists Katarína Hládeková and Jiří Plieštik or chairman of the Czech Chamber of Architects and chairman of the Capital City Council Commission for Art in Public Space Jan Kasl. The chairman of the jury is art theorist and curator Edith Jeřábková.
The Arts for the City program began operating in the last election period under the name “2 percent for art in public space”, according to the fact that two percent of the city’s total annual investment was to go to street art. However, the program did not start in the past period and no permanent installation has taken place yet. In 2019, the current councilor Hana Třeštíková (Prague Sobě) had a commission appointed, which developed a new methodology of the program associated with its renaming.
At the beginning, about 135 million crowns were transferred to the fund for the Art for the City program. For example, city districts can apply for a contribution from the program budget when preparing their artistic plans. These are then assessed by a commission and recommended for their implementation by the municipality. The organization of art competitions helps town halls with experts from the City Hall and the Gallery of the Capital City of Prague. The preparation and installation of the work is then in charge of the city district.
Prague 9, which is still inhabited by 58,050 inhabitants, forming the cadastral territory of Prosek and parts of the cadastral territories of Vysočany, Hrdlořez, Střížkov, Hloubětín, Libeň and Malešice.