The Sexual Health Centre is seeking tenders from suitably qualified artists (individuals or groups) to design and deliver a mural for the End HIV Stigma Project. ‘End HIV Stigma’ is a creative outreach project that aims to reduce stigma about HIV in Cork by bringing the topic into public conversation and public space, educating the general public about the progress in HIV care, celebrating how far we’ve come and acknowledging how far we have yet to go.

This project will be delivered via four work packages: a series of workshops, a publication, a mural, and a public talk, and will centre the lived experiences of people living with HIV in Cork. It will be delivered by the Sexual Health Centre, in collaboration with the selected artist, and will be supported by ACT UP Cork, Positive Cork, Cork HIV Treatment Clinic, Cork City Council. The project is funded by the Health Service Executive.

The current tender focuses on securing an artist to deliver a new mural by 30 November 2021 so that it can be officially launched for World AIDS Day on 1 December 2021. The successful tenderer will be required to attend an online workshop scheduled for Saturday 2 October 2021, where they will listen to the lived experiences of people living with HIV in order to inform the mural project. The successful tenderer will also be required to participate in a public talk as a panelist on World AIDS Day (1 December), discussing their participation in the End HIV Stigma project.

The budget for this contract is a maximum of €4,000 inclusive of all costs and artist fee.

Proposals to be submitted by 12 noon on Monday, 20 September 2021.

For full details, including how to apply see the Sexual Health Centre website.


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