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Freedom of Information Request for the cost of Artwork at Ysbyty Cwm Cynon Mountain Ash.

Thank you for your request for information received on 15th September 2015, regarding Artwork at Ysbyty Cwm Cynon Mountain Ash. Please find the response from Cwm Taf University Health Board set out below:

You asked:

  1. Please can you inform me of the total cost of artwork at Ysbyty Cwm Cynon? Please include all design cost and artwork incorporated within the structure and fabric of the building.

    The total cost of the art work is £225,000 inc.vat.

    This cost includes community workshops with schools to develop designs. This also includes manufacturing installations along with Celfaith Art Management in Wales project management fees. The funding for the artwork was ring fenced capital funding included within the overall scheme cost for the construction of the hospital.

  2. Please can you inform me of the most expensive piece of artwork, position in or outside the building and date it was installed?

    The most expensive piece commissioned was £55,000 plus vat.

    This piece of artwork is positioned inside the hospital and was installed between January 2012 and March 2012.


3. Please can you inform me who was responsible for selecting the artwork and who decide the site positions?

The site locations for the art were agreed between the architect and members of the Arts Steering Group for Ysbyty Cwm Cynon, via an arts strategy for the hospital.

The artwork was selected via an interview process by members of the arts group which included the Art Project Manager from Celfaith, the main project manager for the scheme, architect and various members of the Health Board.