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1994 Eastern Arts and South Kesteven District Council: Visual Arts Development Study.

Durham County Council: visual arts study towards Visual Arts Year

1995 Lincolnshire County Council: public art commissions for the new Lincoln Library.

Crawley Borough Council: Town Centre Regeneration Study

South East Arts: consultant to the South East Public Art Project.

Kent County Council: Project Manager, Town Centres Initiative Public Art Project.

Rouse Kent Public Art Award 1996 (Ray Smith) and 1999 (Jon Buck).

Above: On the Crest of a Wave by Ray Smith for Dover Harbour Board, 1996


1995-2000 The Arts Council of England, National Lottery assessments:

Village hall developments in Suffolk and East Sussex; Cranleigh Arts Centre (A4E); Tenterfields Community Arts Centre, Dudley; The Old Laundry Theatre, Bowness-on-Windermere; Holderness Arts Foundation, East Yorkshire; Ilkley Playhouse; Wymering Community Arts Centre, Portsmouth; Halifax Thespians; Calderdale Theatre School; West Yorkshire Youth Assocation (A4E).

The Scottish Arts Council: National Lottery assessments:

M8 Art Project; Gallery of Modern Art, Glasgow; Loudoun Hall, Ayr; WASPS Trust;

Tyrebagger Trust, Aberdeen; Paisley town centre; Royston Parks Project, Glasgow;

National Park, Loch Lomond and the Tossachs.

Above: Spire Park, Royston Road Parks Project, Glasgow; artist Toby Paterson with loci design.


A Policy on Architecture for Scotland published in 2001 by the Scottish Executive includes support of art and architecture to encourage and promote collaborations between artists and architects and features Spire Park in Roystonhill.

1995-1997 Southern Arts: Co-ordinator, Artist Residencies Scheme:

Bruce Williams, artist and ASPEX Visual Arts Trust, Portsmouth.

CandoCo Dance Co and Samantha Clark, artist with Buckinghamshire Dance.

Sasha Ward, glass artist and Russell-Cotes Art Gallery & Museum, Bournemouth.

Lulu Quinn, video artist and Media Arts, Swindon.

David Ian Neville, writer and Proteus Theatre Company, Basingstoke,

Simon Callery, artist and The Laboratory, Ruskin School of Art with the Institute of Archaeology at the University of Oxford.

Above: The Segsbury Project, Simon Callery with photographer Andrew Watson


Michael McMillan, artist and writer and Wycombe District Council.

Jayachandran, dancer and Hampshire Dance Trust.

Fecund Theatre and Portsmouth Arts Centre.

Nina Edge, artist and the Womad Foundation.

1996 Newcastle Initiative ideas competition, Laing Square won by Thomas Heatherwick.

City of Newcastle upon Tyne: memorial to Richard Grainger by Charlie Holmes.

Northern Arts: selector for ICI Visual Arts Fellowship awarded to Brigitte Jurack.

Northern Rock: art commission by glass artist Martin Donlin.

1997 Saltburn Partnership Group: successful £1 million Rural Challenge bid to Rural Development Commission; capital project for Saltburn Artists Studios with ACME.

Above: 'Uncertain World', Margaret Shields, oil 36inx30in, photo: Brian Jobson

Brighton and Hove Public art policy and strategy.

Surrey County Council: public artworks for the new Surrey History Centre, Woking.

Above: Tapestry by Philip Sanderson for the Surrey History Centre 1997


Falkirk Council: Visual Arts and Crafts Development Study.

1998 Fife Council: Fife Visual Arts Development Study.

Carlisle Hospitals NHS Trust: feasibility study for the new Cumberland Infirmary.

Northern Arts: Development study for artist’s studio-workspace.

1999 Northern Freeform: Development Review.

Northern Arts, Alnwick Playhouse, MidNAG: Alnwick District Arts Plan.

Northern Arts, MidNAG: Wansbeck Arts Capital Needs Study.

Carlisle City Council and BDP: public art commission, The Lanes, Carlisle.

University of Northumbria: speaker at ‘Public Craft and Landscape’ seminar, Carlisle.

Bath&North East Somerset Council, Bristol City Council, North Somerset Council, South Gloucestershire Council and Public Art South West: Public Art Research Project.

2000 North Durham Health Care NHS Trust: art commissions study.

Flavell Studios, Stockton-on-Tees: artist studios development plan.

North East Workspace: Creative Industries Study in Newcastle-upon-Tyne.

Northern Arts: Review of Great North Forest Arts Programme.

South East Arts and Hastings Borough Council: public art development.

Cornwall Healthcare NHS Trust: Public art strategy.

2001 Hastings Borough Council: Arts for Health Study.

2001-04 Senior Public Art Officer, Bristol City Council

The Bristol Public Art Strategy published in 2003 places public art within the planning and development process, complementary to good urban and building design, integral within new development schemes; as part of social investment in new and refurbished housing, improvements to open public space, arts and health and health initiatives, towards creative and neighbourhood renewal.

Above: Bristol Public Art Strategy – Broadmead, the roof and bridge structures designed by Chapman Taylor in conjunction with the artist Nayan Kulkarni.

Above: Flower images by Benedict Phillips, Knowle West Health Park, Bristol 2003


2002 Member of the Public Art Review Steering Group, Arts Council of Wales.

Speaker at 'Communities : Creating Possibility' conference The Lighthouse, Glasgow.

2003 Member of the Steering Group to advise the Creating Places Conference held at Tate Modern to profile the role of artist studio and workspace provision in regeneration.

Publication: foreword to 'In Search of the Sacred', photography by Roger Polley, John Woodman

Above: In Search of the Sacred selected photographic sketches, commissions and projects by Roger Polley and John Woodman 2003


2004 Visiting lecturer, Dartington College of Arts and the University of the West of England.

2004-06 Scheme Manager, PROJECT Awards Scheme

For artists run in association with CABE, Arts & Business and Public Art South West in England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland. Between 2004 and 2006 £305,000 was awarded to thirty schemes involving the arts, culture, design, education, environment, healthcare, housing and regeneration sectors in England, Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales:

Round 1 Preston Tithebarn Regeneration Project; artists Alfredo Jaar (USA) Charles Quick

Chatham Place Development, Reading, AMEC; artist Marion Coutts

Peterhead Town Centre, Aberdeenshire Council; artist’s sans facon

Learning Spaces, Living Places, Birmingham; artist Nayan Kulkarni

Shared Vision, Arbury Park, Cambridgeshire; artist Patricia Mackinnon-Day

Above: Arbury Park, South Cambridgeshire, outline masterplan by Gallagher Estates 2005


Elevate East Lancashire, Blackburn with Darwen; artist Denna Jones

Homerton City Playscape, London, City Projects; artist Nils Norman

Arterial Routes Initiative, Belfast; artist Eleanor Wheeler


ixia; artists Richard Woods, public works, Lucy Orta + Jorge Orta

Round 2 PACCA, Myatt’s Field, Lambeth; artists Grant Smith, Jem Mackay

x-site architects, Newcastle; artists Cobalt Studios

Barnstable Regeneration Scheme, North Devon; artist Simon Watkinson

Northern Architecture, Newcastle; artist Laurie Halsey Brown (USA)

eco_lodge, London, Elsie Owusu Architects, London; artist Peter Blake

Raploch Urban Regeneration Company; artist Jaygo Bloom

Round 3 Brecon Design Centre, Brecon Action Ltd; artist Beverley Carpenter

Wellington Town Centre Regeneration; artist’s proPOSIT and Jayne Murray

Sovereign Housing Association, Bristol; artist David Cotterrell

Elevate East Lancashire, Burnley; artist’s Kevin Carter with Civic Architects

Hames Levack, London; artist Ettie Spencer

Round 4 Plymouth Waterfront; artist Tim Knowles

SARAG South Acton Residents Action Group, London

cb1 Cambridge Station Area Regeneration, Ashwell Property Group plc

Birmingham Eastside; sound artist David Prior with architect Frances Crow

Property Design Section, Derbyshire County Council; artist Walter Jack Studio

North & West Belfast Health & Social Services Trust; artist Ciara O’Malley

Edinburgh Waterfront, Edinburgh City Council; artist: Kone 3

Winchburgh Future, West Lothian Council; artist Peter McCaughey

STAR Radio Project, Cardiff, CBAT; artist Jennie Savage

Above: Nils Norman The Homerton Playscape Multiple Struggle Niche preview card 2005 a n - The Artists Information Company

Alastair Snow is a Board member of a-n The Artists Information Company. Exposing the diversity and complexity of contemporary visual arts through publications and research, a-n is at the forefront of analysis and critical debate around contexts for artists and their practice, now and in the future. Axis the online resource for contemporary art

Alastair Snow is an adviser to Axis and nominates projects for inclusion on the Art in the Public Realm website. This shows a diverse selection of works to champion best practice and innovation for commissioners, researchers, curators and journalists. Axis provides a unique information resource for arts professionals to research, commissions and engage with contemporary artists. Arnolfini

Alastair Snow is a trustee and member of the Council of Management of Arnolfini in Bristol. The principal objective of the charity is the education of the public through the promotion and presentation of contemporary art, achieved through exhibitions, performance, dance, film, literature, poetry and music, supported through extensive education programmes.

Above: Julian Opie Escaped Animal sign, Arnolfini, Bristol Harbourside 2002


2005 Publication ‘Interventions; advances in art and urban futures’ Intellect Books UK/USA

Member of the MADE International Delegation to Berlin.

2006 Chair perceptions – people – place – the art of regeneration conference in Peterhead co-ordinated by Aberdeenshire Council.


Speaker, Arbury Park Artist Seminar, Commissions East, Cambridge

Speaker, Sites for Sore Eyes Seminar, Snape Maltings, Suffolk

Speaker, art/speak 2, nesa Creative Change, Radstock, Bath

Consultant to City Centre Projects and Urban Design, Bristol City Council

Member of the MADE International Delegation to Copenhagen and Malmo


Image: Sluseholmen. Part of a plan to develop Copenhagen's industrial harbour into a mixed use neighbourhood, consisting of eight artificial islands containing 1000 new dwellings modelled on Dutch canal and quay houses.
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