Calling all artists! New opportunity to create art installation in Dartford town centre honoring beloved local dancer Len Goodman

Attention all artists! A new opportunity has arisen for a unique and playful art installation in Kent’s Dartford town centre. The local council is seeking proposals to create a permanent tribute to the late Len Goodman, a beloved professional ballroom dancer and Strictly Come Dancing judge who called Dartford home.

The commissioned artwork will not only honor Goodman’s contributions to the world of dance, but also celebrate his loyalty to the town and encourage visitors to the town centre. The budget for this project is £25,000, which includes all fees, materials, and installation costs.

The council is looking for a piece of art that will make the town proud and reflect the joy of dancing, while also being interactive and engaging for the public. The installation is expected to last at least 25 years, making it a lasting tribute to Goodman’s legacy.

Goodman’s son, James, expressed his support for the idea, stating that his father was always a strong advocate for Dartford and it would be fitting to honor him in this way.

If you are an artist interested in this project, you are asked to submit your proposal by May 3. Interviews will be held on May 22 and 23, with final dates to be announced soon. For more information, visit the council’s website.

This art installation will join the other famous figures honored in Dartford town centre, including the Glimmer Twins, Mick Jagger and Keith Richards of the Rolling Stones. The statue, created by sculptor Amy Goodman, captures the duo mid-performance on a concrete stage and was unveiled last August. It was funded by a public art contribution from developers Bellway as part of their Copperhouse Green development in Lowfield Street.

Don’t miss this chance to leave a lasting mark in Dartford and pay tribute to one of its most cherished residents. Submit your proposal today and be a part of this exciting project!

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