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Mayor seeks submissions for public Thank You to frontline workers

16 September 2021
Derry City and Strabane District Council has put a call out seeking submissions for the creation, delivery and production of piece of physical artwork or an activity aimed at acknowledging the efforts of health workers and other frontline service staff during the pandemic.
As society plans some tentative steps back towards life as we knew it pre-Covid, the Mayor of Derry City and Strabane District Council Alderman Graham Warke, is keen to show the city and district’s support and respect to key staff service staff after the difficult 2020/21 years.
This Mayoral initiative is aimed at acknowledging the commitment of workers across all frontline services and to also look ahead with hope and positivity for the future.
The theme of the initiative is one of Thanks, recognising the contribution that the frontline service staff has made, the role they played but while also remembering the hardships and suffering the community has gone through. 
Artists and community groups and initiatives are being encouraged to submit their ideas on how this can be done.
Encouraging applications, the Mayor of Derry City and Strabane District Council Alderman Graham Warke said he was looking forward to seeing a diverse range of ideas. “Basically we are seeking proposals that will link with the overall theme. It can be anything from an installation, an experience or animation that will fit the message and also showcase the artist. This is a hugely exciting project and one which I am really pleased to be involved with. I am looking forward to seeing what type of submissions we receive and to hopefully be in a position to announce details of the successful applicant later this year.”
For further details of the specification and the selection criteria for the submission and to obtain an application form and more details please email [email protected]
In addition to a series of specified criteria, the budget for this initiative is set at £3,000 from the Mayor’s Budget. It is anticipated that the piece must be installed and completed during the current Mayor’s term of office.