Bounce Back Arts CIC is a new organisation – based in Weymouth, Dorset – which uses arts, heritage and culture to promote community well-being and enhance public spaces. Bounce Back works creatively with the community to discover, celebrate and imagine local places and spaces across time. Building on this, Bounce Back works in partnership to bring about attractive improvements to our public spaces – in which local people feel a true connection.
‘Weymouth Promenade Lighting Project’
This is an exciting project for the town and its community, which will see creation of an artist-designed lighting scheme along the sea front to provide a welcoming atmosphere for evening strollers, improve views towards Weymouth Bay and enhance the night-time image of the town and seafront. The scheme’s design will be based upon the thoughts and feelings of the local community and will create a new, exciting, attractive visual aesthetic to complement the existing lighting scheme, both by day and night.
The community engagement events and online survey have now closed and feedback received from the local community is currently being collated into a report, which will form the backbone of an artist’s brief. The brief will be advertised nationally and sent out along with a technical report, which outlines design restraints on Weymouth sea front. Artists studios who have a great track record of interpreting community aspirations and who possess specialist knowledge and expertise in lighting design will be invited to apply for the opportunity.
Three artist’s studios will be selected to design working models of their lighting ideas for the promenade, which will be put on public exhibition in Spring 2018. The community will then be invited to feed back on the options in the exhibition and the best design will be selected for working up into detailed designs for fabricating and installing. This will take place in early Spring 2019.
Our Current Projects page provides some more information on the sea front lighting project and what we’re involved in at the moment. To find out more about Bounce Back Arts please download our Business Plan.