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Women of Bedford Sculpture - Phase 1

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Women of Bedford Sculpture - Phase 1

Women of Bedford Sculpture - Phase 1

Women of Bedford By Women of Bedford

'Women of Bedford' recognises and celebrates the achievements of women in our town's history, whilst inspiring the women of the future. This sculpture will be the first female sculpture in the town.

Bedford Idea stage

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Bedford is a town rich in history and full of incredibly inspiring stories - yet the achievements of its women have so far gone unrecognised. This project aims to redress the balance, capturing and celebrating the wonderful women in our town's past, and inspiring the women of the future. The project will launch with a sculpture, to be unveiled on the Embankment, to tie-in with the national Vote 100 campaign, which marks the centenary of women winning the right to vote. Through this campaign, we hope to involve and include the people of Bedford in creating both a piece of history, and a lasting work of art.

What we'll deliver:

  • Celebrate the women of Bedford with a sculpture that recognises our past, reflects our present and inspires our future
  • Work with locals in capturing stories from all communities in the town, in order to represent our diversity

Why it's a great idea:

Bedford is a town shaped by a long line of incredible women. This sculpture will stand in recognition of those who came before us, and will inspire those in our future. It will provide a clear focus for determining the needs of the women of our town, in order that we can move forward in engaging women from all communities and capturing their voices.

Steps to get it done:

  • Creation of maquette
  • Delivery of school and community group programme
  • Unveiling ceremony
  • Community art panel to select sculptor
  • Completion of sculpture

Location Bedford

About the space

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Bedford Borough Council

How will the money be spent?Total £137,264

Sculpture - £80,000 (58%)
Education Programme - £20,000 (15%)
Council support - planning, maintenance - £10,000 (7%)
Record of collected stories: Women of Bedford - £8,000 (6%)
Publicity and Promotion - £7,000 (5%)
Other - £12,264 (9%)

Costs Breakdown

This shows how money raised for the project will be spent. Before entering fundraising these costs will be confirmed by the project's Delivery Manager and verified by the verifier.

Education Programme
Council support - planning, maintenance
Record of collected stories: Women of Bedford
Publicity and Promotion
Other Read More
  • Spacehive fees
  • Transaction Fees
  • VAT

Total £137,264

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