Published 22 September 2006
Auckland City Council is seeking proposals from the creative sector for temporary events, installations or interventions in the cbd that will contribute to the 2007 Living Room programme.
The Living Room series was introduced in 2005 to promote the concept of the cbd as the “living room” of the city. Troupes of performers made their way around the downtown area, messages were printed on footpaths, lamps were strung along Vulcan Lane & Durham St East, all aimed at enlivening & animating the cbd’s public spaces.
Council leisure services manager Paul Heron said the council wanted to develop the programme further and invited the creative sector to submit proposals.
The 2007 Living Room programme will occur from mid-March to late May. Proposed temporary events or installations may be in place from 1-8 weeks, depending on the concept.
Proposed events or installations must be located within the cbd, have a focus on Queen St & its main feeder streets, be on outdoor public spaces and be permitted under the central area district plan, or be easily capable of obtaining a resource consent.
A panel of selectors will evaluate the proposals. The panel will include:
a member of the CBD board
a city councillor
3 council staff members, and
a member of the creative sector.
Applications close on Friday 10 November.
Website: Auckland‘s cbd into the future
Attribution: Council release, story written by Bob Dey for this website.