Call for Entry: California State Fair Fine Arts Competition (California-based artists only)

Fine Arts Competition
For California artists
 

Join us as we recognize artists from across California and showcase their work at the Fine Arts Exhibit. With entries ranging from intricate digital composition to beautiful paintings and sculptures, attend one of the largest judged art shows in the Golden State. This visual arts exhibition is recognized as one of the Golden State’s largest and most prestigious juried art shows.

Go to www.castatefair.org/fineart/ and click "Enter Here"



Deadline: 06-04-2018
California State Fair
Sacramento, CA

Contact: Emily Reed
email: ereed@calexpo.com
Phone: 916.263.3135
Website: http://www.castatefair.org/fineart/

Grants: Pollock-Krasner Foundation Grant (USA)

Pollock-Krasner Foundation Grant - ongoing deadline
The Pollock-Krasner Foundation
 

Pollock-Krasner grants have enabled artists to create new work, purchase needed materials and pay for studio rent, as well as their personal and medical expenses. Past recipients of Pollock-Krasner grants acknowledge their critical impact in allowing concentrated time for studio work, and in preparing for exhibitions and other professional opportunities such as accepting a residency.

REQUIREMENTS
Artists can apply to The Pollock-Krasner Foundation by submitting an online application. Requirements for consideration are the application form, a cover letter, a current resume including an exhibition record, and ten digital images of current work with a corresponding identification list. All applications will be promptly acknowledged and considered. Please do not send application forms by mail, fax or e-mail.


Contact: 
Phone: 
Email: 
Website: http://pkf.org/
Grant link: http://pkf.org/our-grants/#pollock-krasner-foundation-grant
Deadline: 12-31-2018

Grants: Charlie Lovett Fund for Elementary Drama wants to give your project money (USA)

Fund for Elementary School Drama (Grades 1-5)
The Lovett Foundation
 

The Charlie Lovett Fund for Elementary Drama funding is available for production of plays and musicals performed by elementary school students (grades 1-5) in a school program.


Contact: 
Phone: 
Email: 
Website: http://lovettfoundation.org/
Grant link: http://lovettfoundation.org/
Deadline: 07-31-2018

Grants: Arts Works - Second Deadline National Endowment for the Arts

Arts Works - Second Deadline
National Endowment for the Arts

Art Works is the National Endowment for the Arts' principal grants program. Through project-based funding, we support public engagement with, and access to, various forms of excellent art across the nation, the creation of art that meets the highest standards of excellence, learning in the arts at all stages of life, and the integration of the arts into the fabric of community life. Projects may be large or small, existing or new, and may take place in any part of the nation's 50 states, the District of Columbia, and U.S. territories.

We encourage applications for artistically excellent projects that:

  • Celebrate America's creativity and cultural heritage.
  • Invite a dialogue that fosters a mutual respect for the diverse beliefs and values of all persons and groups.
  • Enrich our humanity by broadening our understanding of ourselves as individuals and as a society.

*1965 Enabling Legislation for the National Foundation on the Arts and the Humanities Act of 1965

Grants generally will range from $10,000 to $100,000. No grants will be made below $10,000. Grants of $100,000 or more will be made only in rare instances, and only for projects that we determine demonstrate exceptional national or regional significance and impact. In the past few years, well over half of the agency's grants have been for amounts less than $25,000.


Contact: 
Phone: 
Email: 
Website: 
Grant link: https://www.arts.gov/grants-organizations/art-works/grant-program-description
Deadline: 07-12-2018

Call for Entry: Bradley Park Art canopy (Lauderhill, FL)

http://www.Lauderhill-FL.org

Bradley Park Art canopy
5581 W. Oakland Park Blvd. 
Lauderhill, FL 33313


Entry Deadline: 6/21/18

REQUIREMENTS:

Media
Images - Minimum: 6, Maximum: 10 
Total Media - Minimum: 6, Maximum: 10 


View Site Details

NAME:                                                James D. Bradley Park Artist Canopy

LOCATION:                                       3100 NW 16th St, Lauderhill, FL 33311

DUE DATE OF APPLICATION:        Thursday, June 21, 2018

PROJECT BUDGET:                        Existing Budget of $75,000

 

ARTWORK DESCRIPTION, SCHEDULE AND BUDGET

 Public Art Project Description

 The City of Lauderhill, Florida is seeking to commission an artist or artist team to create a canopy that seamlessly meshes with the artist designed painted and mosaic tile amphitheater wall mural.

The canopy must provide some shade and lighting and be memorable. All artwork styles will be considered. The artwork should reflect the spirit of Lauderhill and be impactful. Three artists will be selected as semi-finalists to develop and present design proposals. The winning artists will be awarded a $75,000 contract and will be responsible for the creation and installation of the final work.

Installation shall include engineering sealed shop drawings following Florida building code, all electrical wiring and labor involved.

 The application deadline is Thursday, June 21, 2018 and is open to all professional artists nationwide with experience working with local governments. 

The plaque for the James D Bradley reads:

Strong Families: Our Heritage, Our Future

Family Connection serves as a remainder of the important of staying connected to the past, the present, the future and the community in which we live, validating the importance of family- the nucleus of our society. Positive Adinkra symbols and images from photos of the City’s early settlers served as inspiration leading to the quilt that protects and embraces the family, while strong colors marry the design to the neighborhood's rich African ties.

 Highlights from the following will be required in the contract:

            • Hold the City of Lauderhill Harmless

            • Liability and other insurance.

 Anticipated Art Project Schedule (subject to change)

Artist Applications Due: Thursday, June 21, 2018,

Shortlisting:, July, 2018

Semi-finalists proposals due: August, 2018

Notification: September, 2018

City Commission Approval: September, 2018

 Artwork Permitting/Installed: February, 2019

Artwork Budget

The budget for this project is $75,000.00. The dimensions of the wall are 20 feet width x 12 feet height.

Up to three finalists will be selected to be interviewed by the Public Art Committee either in person or via Skype. The finalists are expected to complete a design at this stage but will be interviewed about past work, creative process and discussion of the site. An honorarium of $1000.00 will be given to artists that have completed a finished design.

The total budget for the completed, delivered and installed canopy is $75,000. The budget includes all costs, such as but not limited to:  research, design, materials, permitting as needed for both the artwork canopy and a separate electrical engineer, signed and sealed engineering drawings from a Florida licensed and insured engineer and must follow S. Florida building codes, fabrication, installation, photography, insurance, proposals, travel, sales taxes, concrete pads, labor, and transportation. The canopy MUST include lighting and shade.

 ARTIST ELIGIBILITY

 The project is open to all professional visual artists or artist team in the United States.  Artists/artist teams should have experience implementing their ideas and work in the public realm with government agencies. Artist must be able to effectively work within the project timeline and collaborate with the City Staff and the Public Art Committee whenever it is required. Artist or Professional Artist means a practitioner in the visual arts, generally recognized by critics and peers as a professional of serious intent and ability. Indications of a person’s status as a professional artist include, but are not limited to, income realized through the sole commission of artwork, frequent or consistent art exhibitions, placement of artwork in public institutions or museums, receipt of honors and awards, and training in the arts. 

 Artists are NOT eligible who are immediate family or business partners of members of the Public Art Committee or program staff.

SUBMISSION REQUIREMENTS

 Please select 6-10 images of past projects

Annotated image list

Current resume

Brief letter of interest

 Selection Process

 The Lauderhill Public Art Committee manages the application process and will review the proposals.  The committee includes arts professionals and community representatives, and City Staff.  The committee will review the submissions and invite a short list of three (3) semi-finalists to be interviewed. The Committee is only a recommending body and will make recommendations to the City Commission to award the final contract based on its evaluation of the artwork proposal, experience of the artist and references. The City Commission reserves the right to withhold the commission award if it should not find a satisfactory artwork.

All submitted complete applications will be reviewed.  Applications not meeting the submission guidelines may not be considered.

 Criteria for Selecting Proposals

 All artists must meet the guidelines of the program.

1. Artistic merit of concept.

2. Style and Appropriateness: Artwork should demonstrate that it is compatible in relationship to the landscape and Lauderhill Community.

3. Technical Considerations and Feasibility: Including the artist’s artistic history and experience in completing public art projects within the timeline and budget, as well as the sustainability of the project.

4. Safety and Maintenance: Artwork should be durable, meet the requirements of insurance policies and be resistant to theft and/or vandalism. Materials should require minimal periodic maintenance and be readily available if conservation or restoration is necessary. The canopy must meet South Florida Building Codes and withstand hurricane force winds. Canopy should not require disassembly in inclimate weather.

5. Diversity: Reflects the overall project goal to strive for diversity in style, scale, media and artists working in traditional and contemporary art forms.

 Application Requirements

 All submissions must be done via CAFÉ- www.callforentry.org

 Questions:

 All questions must be submitted to: jboukhari@lauderhill-fl.gov   AND

gadsonravitz@gmail.com

 Website for City of Lauderhill: www.Lauderhill.org/

 

 The Community: Lauderhill, Florida

Lauderhill is a unique city that has been built through a strong and dedicated community spirit, good land use planning and prudent management of municipal resources. Since its incorporation in 1959, Lauderhill has prospered and grown into a full service city. Lauderhill is 8 square miles located in central Broward County. The approximate population of the City is 65,000. The City of Lauderhill constantly strives to meet the needs and improve the health, welfare and safety of its residents. Lauderhill prides itself on being a government that is responsive to its residents and is “Committed to making Lauderhill the best place to live, work and play.”

Call for Entry: Art Ability 2018 at Bryn Mawr Rehab Hospital (Malvern, PA)

Art Ability 2018 at Bryn Mawr Rehab Hospital
Art Ability
Bryn Mawr Rehab Hospital
414 Paoli Pike
Malvern, PA 19355


APPLY TO THIS CALL

Entry Deadline: 7/18/18

REQUIREMENTS:

Media
Images - Minimum: 1, Maximum: 6 
Total Media - Minimum: 1, Maximum: 6 
 

Art Ability
An international juried exhibition and sale of art and fine crafts by artists with disabilities
November 3, 2018 - January 27, 2019
Bryn Mawr Rehab Hospital, part of Main Line Health

Call for entries  - Deadline: July 18, 2018

*Please read guidelines carefully as some rules have changed. Entries may be disqualified if not properly submitted.


1. Eligibility
Open to artists with physical, cognitive, visual and hearing disabilities. Only work created after the onset of a disability or injury is eligible. All works must be for sale. Art previously exhibited in Art Ability is not eligible for submission. Works must have been created within the last five years to be considered.
GUIDELINES:
Acceptable media: Works on paper, works on canvas or board, photography, mixed media, sculpture, jewelry and fine crafts
Size: No dimension should be less than 13” or more than 48” framed. Each piece is not to exceed 25 lbs. in weight.
Finishing: Any works selected by judges must be sent ready for display. Two-dimensional pieces require appropriate framing and hanging hardware.
Framing guidelines:
• Fine craft and jewelry—No framing or Plexiglas required.
• Mixed media—May require framing and Plexiglas.
• Sculpture and 3D art—No framing or Plexiglas required.
• Special category is theme-related—Framing or Plexiglas is dependent on the medium.
• Works on canvas, linen or board—Requires framing, may require Plexiglas. (Acrylic, oil, or scratchboard would NOT, but watercolor, pencil, pastel, marker WOULD need Plexiglas.)
• Works on paper—Requires framing, may require Plexiglas. (Acrylic, oil, or scratchboard would NOT, but watercolor, pencil, pastel, marker WOULD need Plexiglas.)
• Photography—Requires framing, may require Plexiglas. (If photo is printed on metal, would NOT need Plexiglas. If printed on paper or foam, it WOULD require Plexiglas.)
Stipulations: Reproduction prints will not be accepted. Work that arrives damaged will be returned to artist. We are not financially responsible if it arrives damaged.


2. Sales and liability
Artists earn 80 percent of the sales of exhibited work, multiples and those commissioned in the 12-week show. Unsold works are returned after the exhibit closes. Artists may be invited to take part in Art Ability’s ongoing sales and exhibition programs. A consignment agreement would then be sent for artist approval. For work sold during Art Ability’s ongoing sales and exhibition programs, artists receive 60 percent of the sales. All payments are made by check in U.S. dollars after the close of the exhibition. By applying to this exhibition, permission is granted to allow Bryn Mawr Rehab Hospital (BMRH) to photograph, publicize and reproduce the works submitted for the show, in whole or in part, for various types of publicity, educational or public relations purposes or otherwise for the hospital’s benefit. This right is perpetual and non-royalty bearing.


3. Review and notification
Review of submissions will be conducted by the Art Ability committee and exhibition curator. Artists whose work is accepted will be asked to send actual work at the expense of Art Ability or, if more convenient, to personally deliver the work to our Malvern location, by appointment. We reserve the right to final selection for the exhibition upon arrival of the work. More shipping details will be mailed to accepted artists. Artists will be notified of preliminary acceptance in August 2018. Artists whose work has not been selected will also be notified by email.


4. Jury and awards process
Distinguished members of the greater Philadelphia arts community award prizes in each media category. Each accepted work is eligible for prizes of up to $1,000 per piece. More than $7,000 in prizes will be awarded.


5. Artist biography
Along with your Artist Application please submit an artist’s biography (regardless of past participation). Format should be Microsoft Word (.doc) or PDF (.pdf). Biography should be no longer than 125 words and should include the following information:
• A brief description of yourself and your art (medium, techniques, subject, etc.)
• A personal quote or inspiration quote that motivates you as an artist.
• A description of your disability or impairment and the role art has played in your life.


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Instructions for Submitting Entries

Deadline: July 18, 2018

*Please read instructions carefully BEFORE beginning the application process

Submission
Each artist should submit work through the CaFETM website: callforentry.org. Interested artists are required to create a free CaFE profile to apply. There is no entry fee for the Art Ability call, and artist profiles can be created and saved for future use. Artists with saved profiles should check to confirm contact information is still accurate.

Applicants are invited to submit up to six (6) separate works of art for consideration, uploading one (1) JPEG (.jpg) image of each to the CaFE site. If necessary, a detail may be uploaded as one of the six. Images must be uploaded to the artist’s profile prior to completing a call for entry. Applications also require title of work, medium, size, year completed, and price. Be sure the size and selling price is a reflection of the artwork framed. Refer to specific finishing guidelines under the Eligibility section of this document.

Also consider submitting one of your six works of art to reflect our theme this year. The 2018 theme is “Healing.” To be included for consideration in the theme category at judging, please title your work “Healing followed by your name,” such as “Healing by John Smith.”

Depending on a variety of factors, the online submission process may take up to two hours to prepare images and submit the application. Applicants are strongly urged to allow time for any unforeseen technical difficulties. Applications can be saved and updated at any time prior to the submission deadline of July 18, 2018.

Art centers and groups: A separate profile and valid email address is required for each submitting artist. Each artist’s submissions should reflect the person’s individual creativity. Multiple renditions of the same subject matter, such as a class assignment, will not be accepted. Please include the name and address of the art center or group on application.

We look forward to seeing your work!


Using the CaFE system
1. Go to callforentry.org
2. Register on CaFE to create a username and password that allows you to save information and return to it at any time.
3. Create an artist portfolio by inputting art information and uploading images of work.
4. When logged in to the CaFE system:
• Click on Apply to Calls tab at the top of the page.
• Search Art Ability.
• Select Apply to This Call in orange text.
5. Complete application form.
6. You will receive a submission confirmation email from CaFE.
 

CaFE troubleshooting
For specific assistance with the CaFE system or formatting images, please contact CaFE Tech Support at 1.888.562.7232 or emailcafe@westaf.org. BMRH is not responsible for submissions
that are incomplete or that fail to upload as a CaFE profile.


If you do not have a computer
The preferred method of submission is online via CaFE. However, you may submit an Artist Application, bio, and images on CD via U.S. mail. Please call 484.596.5607 for the mail-in form. CDs or other media transfer devices used to submit materials will NOT be returned.
Selected artists will be notified with preliminary review results and additional instructions for submitting work. Any supplemental information should be sent to:

Art Ability
Bryn Mawr Rehab Hospital
414 Paoli Pike
Malvern, PA 19355

For additional information or questions, contact the Art Ability office at 484.596.5607 or artability@mlhs.org

Jobs: Administrative Assistant to Deputy Director, Finance & Operations (FT) (NYC)

The Studio Museum in Harlem was founded in 1968 by a diverse group of artists, community activists and philanthropists who envisioned a new kind of museum that not only displays artwork but also supports artists and arts education. The Studio Museum in Harlem is the nexus for artists of African descent locally, nationally and internationally and for work that has been inspired and influenced by black culture. It is a site for the dynamic exchange of ideas about art and society.

 

The Administrative Assistant will be responsible for providing a wide range of administrative support to the Deputy Director.

Responsibilities:

•Manage and maintain the Deputy Director’s calendar and travel arrangements

•Prepare and edit routine correspondence

•Prep Deputy Director for meetings and calls

•Complete and submit expense reports and payment requests

•Manage credit card account reconciliation

•Liaise with internal staff at all levels and receive incoming visitors

•Manage the Deputy Director’s incoming and outgoing mail

•Support the Deputy Directory administratively, including researching projects, providing clerical support, filing, copying, typing, and scanning

•Other duties as needed

Requirements:

The successful candidate will be pro-active and highly skilled in office management. The candidate will have excellent communications skills, pay close attention to detail and thrive in a team-oriented environment.

The ideal candidate will possess:

•An Associate’s degree or related school experience is required, a Bachelor degree is desirable

•A minimum of 2 years of administrative support experience in the nonprofit and/or cultural sector highly desirable

•Excellent computer skills with proficiency in Office 365, Microsoft Word, Excel, Outlook; and SharePoint

•Excellent verbal and written communication skills

•Excellent organizational and analytical skills

•Experience with administrative and clerical duties

•Professionally mature, demonstrating discretion and confidentiality

•Strong interpersonal skills, ability to work well with others as part of a team

Salary will be commensurate with experience, skills and knowledge.

Send cover letter, resume and a writing sample to: https://www.studiomuseum.org/jobs

Please note that while careful consideration will be given to each submission, the Museum will only be able to contact those applicants whose knowledge, skills and work experience best fit the requirements of the position.

No phone calls or faxes, please.

The Studio Museum in Harlem is an equal opportunity employer and considers all candidates for employment regardless of race, color, sex, age, gender identification, national origin, creed, disability, marital status, sexual orientation or political affiliation.

Jobs: Music Arranger for the U.S. Army Band (Washington DC)

Vacancy – Music Arranger – The U.S. Army Band “Pershing’s Own”

MUSIC ARRANGER, The U.S. Army Band “Pershing’s Own”

APPLICATION DEADLINE: July 18, 2018 AUDITION DATE: late September 2018

The United States Army Band “Pershing’s Own,” the U.S. Army’s premier musical organization, announces a vacancy for MUSIC ARRANGER.

Located five minutes from downtown Washington, DC, The United States Army Band “Pershing’s Own” is the Army’s premier musical organization. “Pershing’s Own” provides musical support for the leadership of the United States, to include all branches of government, and to a wide spectrum of national and international events in support of Soldiers and their families, public diplomacy, community and international relations, recruiting initiatives, and music education programs. Our mission is to instill in our forces the will to fight and win, to foster the support of our citizens, and to promote our national interests at home and abroad. We are Soldiers telling the story of America’s Army, the nation’s force of decisive action.

Personnel are promoted to the rank of Staff Sergeant (E-6) upon assignment to “Pershing’s Own” and enjoy full military benefits including medical and dental care, 30 days paid vacation each year, permanent assignment to Fort Myer, and educational benefits such as military Tuition Assistance and the Post 9/11 G.I. Bill.

All applicants must have U.S. citizenship due to a security clearance requirement. All invited applicants will be given instructions to coordinate pre-screening with their regional Military Entrance Processing Station to ensure they meet entrance requirements for enlistment in The U.S. Army prior to attending the live interview. Individuals who are offered the position following the live interview must enlist and begin Basic Combat Training prior to their 35th birthday.

Vacancies are available to qualified civilians and military personnel of the rank E-6 and below. Military applicants above the rank of E-6 and/or having more than 10 years time in service require an exception to policy for invitation.

JOB DESCRIPTION

The Army Band’s arrangers provide original arrangements for The U.S. Army Concert Band, Orchestra, Ceremonial Band (marching), Blues (jazz), Downrange (pop/rock), Chorus, and smaller ensembles.

Qualified candidates should have significant experience writing in a variety of musical styles, to include pop/commercial, Broadway, jazz and classical.

Qualified candidates must be able to demonstrate the ability to produce professional quality work within specific stylistic and orchestration guidelines and occasionally under tight deadlines.

Proficiency in Finale notational software is strongly preferred.

AUDITION INFORMATION

Auditions will be held at Brucker Hall, home of The United States Army Band “Pershing’s Own” at 400 McNair Road, Fort Myer, Virginia 22211-1306.

Travel expenses for civilians will be paid for by The U.S. Army pending enlistment qualification and funding approval. Military personnel should refer to their respective units to request travel funding. The audition will include the performance of prepared excerpts and sight-reading.

TO APPLY FOR THE VACANCY PLEASE SUBMIT THE FOLLOWING ITEMS:

Cover letter Resume including email address Full-length photograph

Military applicants must also include their Enlisted Records Brief, or equivalent, a Commander’s letter of intent, and last 2 NCOERs if applicable

Portfolio of complete scores of arrangements and/or transcriptions that demonstrate the best representations of the range of your abilities. The samples should cover a variety of styles and genres. Recordings of the sample works are appreciated but not required.

After portfolios are reviewed, selected finalists will be given a four-week arranging assignment.

PREFERRED APPLICATION FILE FORMATS:

PDF files for all documents including photos audio files should be recorded at a high sampling rate and saved in a format with minimal compression to better enhance sound quality if possible upload high quality audio files to a folder on Google Drive or Dropbox and share the link in your application email save each excerpt as a separate file unless specified otherwise in the vacancy posting ideally email all photos and documents as attachments in PDF format and then include the shared folder link to the audio files no ZIP files

All application materials must be submitted by July 18, 2018 electronically to the Auditions Coordinator, Sergeant First Class Sean Chisham or to the address below:

Commander The U.S. Army Band “Pershing’s Own” Attn: Audition-Music Arranger 400 McNair Road Ft. Myer, VA 22211-1306

FURTHER INFORMATION

Applicants with questions or concerns regarding the MUSIC ARRANGER vacancy may contact: Sergeant First Class Sean Chisham or (703) 696-0206.

View or Apply Now

 

Jobs: Alliance for California Traditional Arts apprenticeship program (California)

Apprenticeship Program
Alliance for California Traditional Arts

The Alliance for California Traditional Arts (ACTA) Apprenticeship Program encourages the continuity of the state's traditional arts and cultures by contracting master artists to offer intensive, one-on-one training to qualified apprentices. Each $3,000 contract will support a period of concentrated learning for apprentices demonstrate a committed engagement with and talent for a specific folk & traditional art form or practice.

Who is a master artist? Who is an apprentice?

A master artist is someone who is recognized as an exemplary practitioner of a traditional folk art form by his or her community and peers. An apprentice is someone who learns from a master artist. Prospective apprentices should demonstrate an intention to enhance their established skills and cultural understanding of the art form by working with a master. The master artist and apprentice must apply together with a mutual desire to work with each other.


Contact: 
Phone: 559.237.9812
Email: 
Website: http://actaonline.org
Grant link: http://actaonline.org/content/apprenticeship-program
Deadline: 06-29-2018

Jobs: Museum Scientist at The Hammer (Los Angeles)

MUSEUM SCIENTIST, SENIOR
Hammer Museum

Los Angeles, CA
 

Responsible for organization and management of all aspects of temporary and traveling exhibitions, including: compiling and managing budgets for exhibitions; packing and crating arrangements; domestic and international shipping arrangements; maintaining insurance records for loans; condition reporting; supervising installation/deinstallation and scheduling couriers. Ensure the quality and accuracy of all loan paperwork, including lender correspondence, loan agreements, incoming and outgoing receipts, purchase orders and certificates of insurance. Works with exhibition venues to coordinate shipping and installation for traveling exhibitions, and travels with exhibitions as needed. Supervises the maintenance and use of the collections management system (TMS). Trains staff members on use of TMS. Trains and plans projects for student assistants and interns.  

Application: visit UCLA Career Opportunities and search the campus job openings for Requisition # 27936. Please submit online application as instructed. Due to the volume of resumes that we receive, we are regretfully unable to respond to phone calls and emails regarding the status of applications and the recruiting process.



Email:hr@hammer.ucla.edu
Address: 10899 Wilshire Boulevard
Website: https://hr.mycareer.ucla.edu/applicants/jsp/shared/frameset/frameset.jsp?time=1526685733073

Deadline: 06-22-2018

Jobs: Asian Art Museum needs a Registrar+ (San Francisco, CA)

Collections Database Administrator/Registrar
Asian Art Museum

San Francisco, CA
 

The Collections Database Administrator/Registrar manages the museum’s collections database, The Museum System (TMS) and works with all aspects of museum collections management. It also coordinates the ongoing development of TMS and eMuseum the on-line collection system, assists users, acts as liaison with other departments for TMS-related projects, as well as supporting all data management of the permanent collection. The Collections Database Administrator/Registrar assists the Registration department staff with a variety of professional registration duties, in support of the collections management program at the museum. Assists with the development of the Digital Asset Management System as it pertains to collections. 

For more information and to apply, please visit: http://asianart.snaphire.com/?job=11097CAC



Contact: 
Email: 
Phone: 
Addressee: 
Address: 


Deadline: 06-20-2018

Jobs: City of Napa needs a Public Art Coordinator (Napa, CA)

Public Art Coordinator
City of Napa

Napa, CA
 

THE POSITION:

The City of Napa has an exciting new opportunity in our Public Art Program as a part-time Public Art Coordinator.  Public Art is a division within the Parks and Recreation Services Department at the City of Napa.  This position plans, organizes and directs the City's arts programs, projects, operations and policy. This position supports the Recreation Division Manager with the management of the City's arts and cultural programs, public art installations, long-term public art projects and City-sponsored exhibitions; acting as liaison with community groups, organizations, other governmental agencies, city departments, and businesses to coordinate art programs and projects; supporting the Public Art Steering Committee in the development and administration of municipal arts policy and related projects; and coordinating City art programs with other local activities. The Public Art Coordinator has responsibility for program planning, assist with budgeting, and supervising other part-time staff and volunteers.  The Public Art Coordinator would support a wide-range of art programs including the Napa Lighted Art Festival, Downtown Art Walk, and a variety of Public Art Master Plan long-term projects.

Typical duties may include: 

  • Develops operating procedures, assignments and policies for programs within area of responsibility; coordinates with other City departments and outside organizations in the development of new and existing arts program areas and projects; 
  • Attends meetings and supports the Recreation Manager with the Public Art Steering Committee in the development of long-range plans and policies, provides updates on related projects, assists in implementation of the goals, objectives and policies of the Committee and the community at large, supports any related programs, projects and activities as part of the Committee’s work plan and/or project implementation plan; 
  • Researches, gathers data, and prepared written reports for management review; represents the City by conducting formal and informal presentations with community stakeholders, agencies, businesses, boards, commissions, City Council or senior management staff meetings as needed;
  • Builds relationships with artists, other arts organizations, businesses, schools, the media, and other groups; 
  • Participates in the development and review of an annual program budget concerning assigned program areas; recommends budget adjustments and allocation of resources; monitors and tracks revenue and expenditures; 
  • Plans, schedules and coordinates the activities on various projects or assignments; organizes and implements related items for special events, assists with the selection and training of other part-time staff and volunteers; assists with developing and executing contracts with property owners, organizations, artists, and sponsors; 
  • Participates in the organizing and acts as the key onsite staff at the events, festivals, public art presentations and performances, fundraising activities and/or other similar events;
  • Manages and maintains online art program archives, social media and public promotions related to art programs and events;
  • Participates in fundraising efforts; researches, identifies and seeks new and alternative funding sources for arts programs; assists with preparing grant applications or proposals; develops program concepts in adherence to fund source specifications;
  • Assists with responding to inquiries regarding art programs and operations and resolves problems and concerns expressed by citizens and/or organizations; and 
  • Performs related duties as assigned.

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS:

Education
Equivalent to graduation from a college or university with major coursework in public administration, art, social science, business or a related field.

Experience
Two (2) years professional-level experience, demonstrating each of the skills above, working with government, business or private nonprofit community-based boards or commissions on arts issues.

Additional experience may be substituted for the education on a year-for-year basis. Experience working with Bay Area government agencies, nonprofit community-based boards, participation in arts organizations and a demonstrated knowledge of arts funding programs is desirable.

OTHER REQUIREMENTS
Must be able to travel to various locations within and outside the City of Napa to meet the program needs and to fulfill the job responsibilities. When driving on City business, maintenance of a valid California Driver's License and satisfactory driving record is required.

KNOWLEDGE AND ABILITIES:

The ideal candidate will possess the following:

Knowledge of: Principles and practices of arts program planning, project management and event planning, funding, development, implementation and administration; Bay Area public art and its trends; their relationship to community needs, revenues and resources; Bay Area arts organizations, both public and private; Federal, state and local laws and ordinances related to the arts; Public arts grants and sources, private and foundation funding sources; Principles of budgetary administration and control; Principles, practices and methods of needs assessments and program evaluation; Principles, practices and methods of long-term project management involving multi-agency or multi-department coordination; Principles, practices and methods of fundraising or revenue generation; Principles and methods of administration, including goal setting, policy and procedure development, work and program evaluation and establishing work standards; Relationships between public and private organizations dealing with the arts, and Principles, practices and methods of sponsoring public events, fundraisers, festivals, performances and/or other similar events.

Ability to: Direct and organize arts programs and special events and effectively planning and implementing projects as set by the Recreation Manager or the Public Art Steering Committee; Identifying community art needs and recommending effective programs and improvements to existing programs; Establishing and maintaining good working relationships with a wide variety of groups; Identifying and implementing goals, objectives, policies, schedules, procedures and work standards and internal controls; Establishing and maintaining effective working relationships with those contacted in the course of the work; Program administration and fundraising; adhering to funding source specifications; Translating goals and objectives into workable programs, including action plans, community support and program evaluation; Organizing and managing public events, performances, fundraisers, and/or other similar events; Planning, directing, motivating and evaluating the work of support staff; Speaking effectively in public; writing clear, concise and complete reports and correspondence and to handle administrative detail; and negotiating effectively under pressure to resolve problems and conflicts.

THE POSITION:

The City of Napa has an exciting new opportunity in our Public Art Program as a part-time Public Art Coordinator.  Public Art is a division within the Parks and Recreation Services Department at the City of Napa.  This position plans, organizes and directs the City's arts programs, projects, operations and policy. This position supports the Recreation Division Manager with the management of the City's arts and cultural programs, public art installations, long-term public art projects and City-sponsored exhibitions; acting as liaison with community groups, organizations, other governmental agencies, city departments, and businesses to coordinate art programs and projects; supporting the Public Art Steering Committee in the development and administration of municipal arts policy and related projects; and coordinating City art programs with other local activities. The Public Art Coordinator has responsibility for program planning, assist with budgeting, and supervising other part-time staff and volunteers.  The Public Art Coordinator would support a wide-range of art programs including the Napa Lighted Art Festival, Downtown Art Walk, and a variety of Public Art Master Plan long-term projects.

Typical duties may include: 

  • Develops operating procedures, assignments and policies for programs within area of responsibility; coordinates with other City departments and outside organizations in the development of new and existing arts program areas and projects; 
  • Attends meetings and supports the Recreation Manager with the Public Art Steering Committee in the development of long-range plans and policies, provides updates on related projects, assists in implementation of the goals, objectives and policies of the Committee and the community at large, supports any related programs, projects and activities as part of the Committee’s work plan and/or project implementation plan; 
  • Researches, gathers data, and prepared written reports for management review; represents the City by conducting formal and informal presentations with community stakeholders, agencies, businesses, boards, commissions, City Council or senior management staff meetings as needed;
  • Builds relationships with artists, other arts organizations, businesses, schools, the media, and other groups; 
  • Participates in the development and review of an annual program budget concerning assigned program areas; recommends budget adjustments and allocation of resources; monitors and tracks revenue and expenditures; 
  • Plans, schedules and coordinates the activities on various projects or assignments; organizes and implements related items for special events, assists with the selection and training of other part-time staff and volunteers; assists with developing and executing contracts with property owners, organizations, artists, and sponsors; 
  • Participates in the organizing and acts as the key onsite staff at the events, festivals, public art presentations and performances, fundraising activities and/or other similar events;
  • Manages and maintains online art program archives, social media and public promotions related to art programs and events;
  • Participates in fundraising efforts; researches, identifies and seeks new and alternative funding sources for arts programs; assists with preparing grant applications or proposals; develops program concepts in adherence to fund source specifications;
  • Assists with responding to inquiries regarding art programs and operations and resolves problems and concerns expressed by citizens and/or organizations; and 
  • Performs related duties as assigned.

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS:

Education
Equivalent to graduation from a college or university with major coursework in public administration, art, social science, business or a related field.

Experience
Two (2) years professional-level experience, demonstrating each of the skills above, working with government, business or private nonprofit community-based boards or commissions on arts issues.

Additional experience may be substituted for the education on a year-for-year basis. Experience working with Bay Area government agencies, nonprofit community-based boards, participation in arts organizations and a demonstrated knowledge of arts funding programs is desirable.

OTHER REQUIREMENTS
Must be able to travel to various locations within and outside the City of Napa to meet the program needs and to fulfill the job responsibilities. When driving on City business, maintenance of a valid California Driver's License and satisfactory driving record is required.

KNOWLEDGE AND ABILITIES:

The ideal candidate will possess the following:

Knowledge of: Principles and practices of arts program planning, project management and event planning, funding, development, implementation and administration; Bay Area public art and its trends; their relationship to community needs, revenues and resources; Bay Area arts organizations, both public and private; Federal, state and local laws and ordinances related to the arts; Public arts grants and sources, private and foundation funding sources; Principles of budgetary administration and control; Principles, practices and methods of needs assessments and program evaluation; Principles, practices and methods of long-term project management involving multi-agency or multi-department coordination; Principles, practices and methods of fundraising or revenue generation; Principles and methods of administration, including goal setting, policy and procedure development, work and program evaluation and establishing work standards; Relationships between public and private organizations dealing with the arts, and Principles, practices and methods of sponsoring public events, fundraisers, festivals, performances and/or other similar events.

Ability to: Direct and organize arts programs and special events and effectively planning and implementing projects as set by the Recreation Manager or the Public Art Steering Committee; Identifying community art needs and recommending effective programs and improvements to existing programs; Establishing and maintaining good working relationships with a wide variety of groups; Identifying and implementing goals, objectives, policies, schedules, procedures and work standards and internal controls; Establishing and maintaining effective working relationships with those contacted in the course of the work; Program administration and fundraising; adhering to funding source specifications; Translating goals and objectives into workable programs, including action plans, community support and program evaluation; Organizing and managing public events, performances, fundraisers, and/or other similar events; Planning, directing, motivating and evaluating the work of support staff; Speaking effectively in public; writing clear, concise and complete reports and correspondence and to handle administrative detail; and negotiating effectively under pressure to resolve problems and conflicts.



Contact:Katrina Gregory
Email:kgregory@cityofnapa.org
Phone:707.257.9958
Website: https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/napacity/jobs/2076480/public-art-coordinator-technical-associate-part-time?keywords=Art&pagetype=jobOpportunitiesJobs

Deadline: 06-07-2018

Job: Arts Curator, High Speed Two (London, West Midlands)

Arts Curator, High Speed Two

Description

Job Reference: 35973 - applications to be submitted on http://careers.hs2.org.uk/join-us/job-details/?id=35973

As an Arts Curator at HS2 you will support the Head of Arts and Culture with the commissioning and co-ordination of an innovative programme of art commissions as part of the delivery of the HS2 Arts Strategy within the Operations and Infrastructure management Directorate (OIMD).

 About the role:

  • Curation and project management of an innovative and high quality programme of new commissions both temporary and permanent for key sites along the HS2 line Phase One.
  • Development of high quality arts and culture programmes working with key internal and external partners and local communities
  • Keep up to date with latest developments in key areas of contemporary arts practice, regeneration, design and place-making in order to inform programme development.
  • Co-ordinate marketing and communications requirements across all arts and culture activities in close co-operation with HS2 communications teams
  • To monitor key impact metrics associated with the programme of activities and to report on to senior management and stakeholders
  • Co-ordination and development of a network of internal and external stakeholders
  • Support the Head of Culture to identify opportunities to incorporate arts and design into the infrastructure programme of HS2
  • Co-ordination of all admin including procurement and budget monitoring associated with the commissioning of the Art Strategy.
  • Support the Head of Arts and Culture to deliver all other aspects of the Arts strategy as it develops and as required.

About You:

  • Proven track record of curating a variety of arts and/or cultural projects, preferably within the public realm.
  • Experience of commissioning permanent and temporary public art.
  • Experience of co-ordinating a wide variety of cultural activity and ability to meet deadlines, work under pressure and manage budgets.
  • An understanding of the complexities of delivering an arts strategy within an infrastructure and regeneration context.
  • Knowledge of best practice in commissioning and procurement of artists.
  • Knowledge and/or an interest in the development of large infrastructure projects.
  • Knowledge of best practice in place-making and the role of arts and culture.

Jobs: FT Theatre teacher needed at El Camino Community College (Torrance, CA)

A1718-029 - FT INST - THEATRE Re-announcement
Closing date: Monday, June 18, 2018

CONTACT

El Camino College Human Resources

310-660-3807

HR@elcamino.edu<mailto:HR@elcamino.edu>

JOB DESCRIPTION

FULL-TIME, TENURE TRACK, INSTRUCTOR - THEATER (REANNOUCEMENT)

Division: Fine Arts

Posting Close Date: 6/18/2018

Req: A1718-029

Location: ECC Campus

Position Type: Faculty

TO APPLY

An applicant must submit the following by the closing date.

1. Online application: https://elcamino.igreentree.com/css_academic

2. Cover letter describing how applicant meets the qualifications.

3. Resume including educational background, professional experience, and related personal development and accomplishments.

4. Pertinent transcripts as stated in the required qualifications. (Unofficial computer-generated academic records/transcripts must include the name of the institution and degrees awarded to be acceptable.) [Foreign Transcripts info on next page]

5. Evidence of a valid community college credential,

If you need assistance you may call 310-660-3593, Ext. 5809 between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. Monday-Friday.

Due to the large volume of calls received on closing dates, we highly recommend that you contact us for assistance requests well before the last day to apply. Give yourself sufficient time to complete the profile, which may take 45 minutes or more. Positions close promptly at 3:00 p.m..

El Camino College is seeking a full-time, tenure-track faculty member to join its team.

This position request is for a full-time theatre instructor to teach courses in acting, acting for the camera, and directing, as well as to direct some of our four productions each year. The instructor's load would primarily be drawn from the following courses: Theatre Appreciation, Dramatic Literature, Introduction to Acting, Fundamentals of Acting, Intermediate Acting, Improvisation, Acting: Audition and Cold Reading, Acting Shakespeare, Fundamentals of Stage Direction, Beginning Theatre Production, Musical Theatre Production, Student Performance Production Workshop, as well as within the new Certificate in Acting and Production for Independent Film and Social Media.

Professional responsibilities are based on a ten-month 40-hour workweek, and will initially include 9 lecture hours, 9 lab hours, 4-5 office hours, and classroom preparation, research and student learning assessments. The selected candidate will be expected to provide direction, organization, recruitment and long-range planning and development for the Theatre Program as well as mentorship and support to Theatre majors in achieving their educational goals. Commitment to program development and consistent participation in campus-wide, divisional, and departmental committees and activities is also expected, including student and faculty performances, faculty meetings, program review, and curriculum development. Selected candidates will be invited for an interview that will include a teaching demonstration on an assigned topic.

The position requires participation in a variety of campus and divisional activities such as faculty meetings, student activities, office hours, and curriculum/instructional development. Selected candidates will be invited for an interview, which will include a teaching demonstration on an assigned topic.

Faculty job responsibilities include the development/review of curriculum and assessment of learning outcomes to improve teaching and learning in achieving El Camino College's mission of institutional effectiveness, quality educational programs, and vibrant student support services.

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS

Master's degree in drama, theatre arts, performance; OR

The equivalent - Candidates not possessing the required qualification(s) as stated on this announcement must complete the Request For Equivalency Form as part of the application process to explain in detail how their qualifications are equivalent to those above; OR

Valid California community college instructor credential in appropriate subject issued prior to July 1, 1990 (per California Education Code 87355); AND

Evidence of responsiveness to and understanding of the racial, socio-economic, academic, and cultural diversity within student populations, including students with disabilities, as these factors relate to the need for equity-minded practices.

DESIRED QUALIFICATIONS

* Experience in directing theatrical productions - including musicals

* Experience in directing for the camera

* Experience in planning a theatrical season

* Demonstrated commitment to a variety of teaching and learning styles

* Experience examining and remediating one's instruction, interactions, and/or practices to more effectively engage and support diverse students.

* Demonstrated expertise in culturally responsive methodologies, particularly as it relates to students' lives, interests, and communities.

* Demonstrated skill with addressing issues of equity.

SUPPLEMENTAL QUESTIONS

Please limit each response to 300 words.

1. What strategies do you use to motivate diverse students and facilitate students' self-motivation? How do you assess whether these strategies are effective?

2. Please describe your knowledge of and experience with using student learning outcomes assessment to improve student learning. What were the key factors in creating learning success, particularly for diverse students?

CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT

Contract shall be for full-time, tenure-track teaching assignment for the 2018 - 2019 academic year, beginning in August. A teaching demonstration will be required during the interview process. Offer and acceptance of employment is subject to verification of all information provided on the employment application, credential(s), and transcripts. Candidates selected for employment must agree to be fingerprinted, submit Certificate of Completion of the Tuberculosis Risk Assessment and/or Examination, provide proof of eligibility for employment in the United States, and present a valid Social Security card upon hire.

SALARY

The starting salary ranges from $66,598 - $91,474 depending on education and experience. Excellent benefits are included.

FOREIGN TRANSCRIPTS

Transcripts issued outside the United States of America require a course-by-course analysis with an equivalency statement from a certified transcript evaluation service verifying the degree equivalency to that of an accredited institution within the USA. For information on transcript evaluation services, please visit: http://www.ctc.ca.gov/credentials/leaflets/cl635.pdf

Please Note: Documents submitted or uploaded for a previous position cannot be reused for other positions. You must submit the required documents for each position you apply for by the closing date. Failure to do so will result in an incomplete application. Applications with an incomplete status will not receive consideration. You may check the status of your application online.

CLOSING DATE

Monday, June 18, 2018 at 3:00 p.m.

INTERVIEW EXPENSES

Individuals identified for FINAL interviews are eligible to have expenses paid. Reimbursement will be limited to economy airfare (to and from point of origin) and for meals and lodging. The maximum allocated for meals, lodging and transportation is $600. Candidate must complete a Travel Request and Reimbursement Form and submit it together with all supporting documentation to the Human Resources Office.

HEALTH, LIFE, DENTAL AND VISION INSURANCE The college provides a diversified insured benefit program for all full-time employees including medical, dental, vision and life insurance. Dependent medical, dental and vision insurance is available toward which both the college and the employee contribute..

COMPENSATION AND BENEFIT HIGHLIGHTS

Sick Leave and Disability

Paid sick leave is granted equal to one day for each month of service. Sick leave may be accumulated indefinitely. Rather than State Disability Insurance, limited sick leave benefits are available for days beyond the earned sick leave days and are paid at fifty percent.

Retirement

Full-time employees contribute a percentage of their regular salary to either the State Teachers Retirement System (STRS) or to the Public Employees Retirement System (PERS) and Social Security. Upon termination, STRS or PERS retirement contributions may be withdrawn in full, plus accumulated interest. Various benefit options are available for employees upon retirement.
The El Camino Community College District is committed to providing an educational and employment environment in which no person is subjected to discrimination on the basis of actual or perceived race, color, ancestry, national origin, religion, creed, age (over 40), disability (mental or physical), sex, gender, (including pregnancy and childbirth), sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, medical condition, genetic information, marital status, military and veteran status, or retaliation; or on any other basis as required by state and federal law.

Thank you,
Martha E. Lopez
Human Resources
El Camino College
(310) 660-3593 x5809

Nancy

Nancy Adler
Production Manager
El Camino College Center for the Arts
16007 Crenshaw Blvd.
Torrance, CA 90506
310-660-3593 ext. 3592
Nadler@elcamino.edu<mailto:Nadler@elcamino.edu>

Jobs: City of Pleasanton needs a coordinator of arts conservation (California)

Contracted Public Arts Conservation and Maintenance Services
City of Pleasanton

Pleasanton, CA
 

The City of Pleasanton seeks to enter into a contract with a qualified individual or business capable of working closely with the Community Services Manager, Civic Arts, to plan and coordinate conservation and maintenance services for the City's Public Art Collection. 

For more information and to see the complete Request for Proposal visit http://www.cityofpleasantonca.gov/business/bids.asp 



Contact:Michele M Crose
Email:mcrose@cityofpleasantonca.gov
Phone:925.931.5347
Addressee:
Address: PO Box 520
Website: http://www.cityofpleasantonca.gov/business/bids.asp

Deadline: 05-25-2018
 

Call for artists: Denver Museum of Nature & Science and The Denver Arts & Venues Public Art program need a site-specific art installation (Colorado)

Denver Museum of Nature & Science Public Art Project
Wellington E. Webb Municipal Building
Denver Office of Cultural Affairs
Public Art Program
201 W. Colfax Avenue
Dept. 1007
Denver, CO 80202


APPLY TO THIS CALL
 

Entry Deadline: 5/28/18

REQUIREMENTS:

Media
Images - Minimum: 6, Maximum: 6 
Total Media - Minimum: 6, Maximum: 6 


View Site Details

Denver Museum of Nature & Science

Budget: APPROXIMATELY $85,000.00
(Colorado artists only)

 DEADLINE: Monday, May 28, 2018 11:59 p.m. MST

 Introduction

The Denver Arts & Venues Public Art program, now in its 30th year, and the Denver Museum of Nature & Science (DMNS), seek to commission a Colorado artist or team of artists to create a site-specific art installation to be integrated into the exterior site design for the Morgridge Family Exploration Center, formally the new Education & Collections Facility (ECF), of the DMNS, a 126,000-sq. ft. addition on the south side of the existing building. 

 Mission and Vision: Denver Museum of Nature & Science

 Be a catalyst! Ignite our community’s passion for nature and science.

Vision
The Denver Museum of Nature & Science envisions an empowered community that loves, understands, and protects our natural world.

Core Values

·         We love science.

·         We are curious, creative, and playful.

·         We cultivate relationships with each other, diverse
communities, the environment, and for our future.

·         We think critically and act with empathy.

 Students and park goers are the primary visitors to the Southeast end of the plaza and Morgridge Family Education Center. The pathway to the Morgridge Family Exploration Center from the bus drop-off is an opportunity for students to connect to the natural environment with a walk through the City Park.  This arrival sequence defines the idea that Denver Museum of Nature & Science is City Park’s Museum. Two carefully preserved large existing deciduous trees frame the foreground of the Morgridge Family Exploration Center and the park’s irrigated lawn abuts the building around the perimeter reinforcing the engagement of the building with the park. 

  City Park

City Park is a historic 330-acre urban park in Denver, CO. The park contains the Denver Zoo, the Denver Museum of Nature & Science, Ferril and Duck Lakes, and the Pavilion. City Park, the largest and most notable park in Denver, is located in central Denver, slightly more than a mile east of downtown. The park is one mile long and three-quarters of a mile wide. The park's boundaries are:

  • West-York Street
  • South-17th Avenue
  • East-Colorado Boulevard
  • North-23rd Avenue

The initial park layout was designed by Henry Meryweather in 1882 in the tradition of both English pastoral gardens and Central Park in New York City, with a flowing, casual design. Construction of the park began in 1886 with “a sinuous tangle of winding carriageways, walks and promenades” put into place. City Beautiful movement, initiated at the 1893 World’s Fair, further influenced the design. The arrangement of roads and walks gave the park its pastoral feel, many of which are still in place today.

 After the turn-of-the-century the park was linked, as originally envisioned, to a wider system of parks using parkways and grand boulevards. During this period and consistent with the City Beautiful philosophy, monumental sculpture was introduced, including the McLellan Gateway, the Sopris Gateway, the Monti Gateway, the Sullivan Gateway and the Thatcher Memorial Fountain, each marking park entrances.

 Public Art at the DMNS

 Goals

The art selection panel has set forth a set of specific goals and parameters for this public art project with the hope of creating guidelines that will inspire a unique, one-of-a-kind installation for the museum, the park, Denver and the region.

 The Site for the Artwork

The selection panel seeks for a public artwork to be sited on the circular mulch area near the southeast corner of the building for a stand-alone artwork or multiple artworks. It should not compete with the existing artwork located on the hardscape plaza to the west and it cannot be placed under the canopy of any tree. This surrounding area is accessible to all citizens, not just ticketed museum-goers. The selection panel encourages artwork that attracts and engages the community with an unexpected element. The artists may be required to participate in some of the programming initiatives held at DMNS or outreach programs to Denver neighborhoods.

Materials & Media

The selection panel is open to two-dimensional and/or three-dimensional artwork in all media, materials and formats including interactive art, environmental art, eco-art, sound art and landscape art. However, because the main site for artwork is located above a state-of-the-art collections facility, it is imperative that the artwork not utilize liquids of any kind, nor require irrigation systems.

 Appropriate & Unique

Consistent with the overall mission of Denver Museum of Nature & Science, the public art for the Morgridge Family Exploration Center project should “inspire curiosity and excite minds of all ages through scientific discovery and the presentation and preservation of the world’s unique treasures,” and tie into the DMNS’s vision to “create a community of critical thinkers who understand the lessons of the past and act as responsible stewards of the future.” In accordance with these goals, several themes/criteria were identified by the selection panel.

·         Interactive: The artwork should be dynamic and community members should be able to interact in some way so that their action (cause) can create a result (effect). Multimodal interaction with the artwork (visual, auditory, tactile, etc.) and a variety of perspectives/experiences is encouraged.

·         Science/Nature: The artwork should have a focus on science and nature, without requiring interpretive signage or instructions to the audience. 

·         Unique: The exterior of the museum already features two large dinosaur replicas, a large crystal sculptural artwork, and several life-like bronze animal sculptures. A unique and broader interpretation of science and nature is encouraged for this commission.

·         Community: The Museum embraces and celebrates the cultural diversity of our region. Artwork should reflect that diverse perspective, and should be inclusive and culturally accessible to all regardless of age, education, or cultural and racial background.

·         School Children: Each year, more than 250,000 school children enter the museum through the south school entrance. The artwork should be relevant to children preschool through grade 12, without requiring interpretive signage or instructions as noted above. 

·         Sustainability: The new DMNS wing has achieved LEED platinum certification and the artwork should also be sensitive to sustainability and conservation issues. The artwork could reference (directly or indirectly) the sustainability of the planet.

·         One commission: The selection panel hopes to commission one artist/team for this commission, but encourages multiple sites for artwork rather than a solitary “moment.”

 Maintenance & Durability

All applicants are expected to consider the issues of long-term conservation and maintenance of public art, along with time and budget. These projects exist in the public realm and are exposed to weather and physical stresses, as well as vulnerable to vandalism. Public art projects should be fabricated of highly durable, low-maintenance materials. Semifinalists are encouraged to consult with a professional conservator prior to the submission of a final proposal. Selected artist proposals will be reviewed by the City of Denver’s Public Art Committee and other appropriate city agencies to ensure conformity with city standards of maintenance and durability, as well as ADA (Americans with Disabilities Act) standards. All finalists are expected to stay on budget and to complete work in an approved timeframe.

 Eligibility

This project is open to artists residing in Colorado, regardless of race, color, creed, gender, gender variance, sexual orientation, national origin, age, religion, marital status, political opinion or affiliation, or mental or physical disability. Artists working in any media are eligible to apply. Artists are not required to have previous experience in public art. Emerging artists are encouraged to apply for this commission. Contact the Denver Public Art office with any questions regarding this designation.

 Applying for These Opportunities

In response to this RFQ, applicants will be asked to submit six digital images, a résumé, and a statement of interest no longer than 2,000 characters viawww.callforentry.org (CaFÉ™). From these applications, the selection panel will choose up to five semifinalists who will be brought in for an interview with the panel. If a formal proposal is requested, the artist will be provided an honorarium of $500 to prepare and present the proposal in person. Semifinalistswill receive more specific information regarding the site and have the opportunity to meet with project representatives, the DMNS and Denver Public Art staff.  Artists/teams selected as semifinalists will be required to submit a Diversity & Inclusiveness Form in order for their proposals to be considered, which will be provided upon notification. As directed by Executive Order 101, this form must be submitted for all city solicitations of proposals. Denver Arts & Venues Public Art Program staff can provide guidance on filling out this form. Semifinalists will be expected to pay for travel expenses from the honorarium. From the interview or proposal, an artist or artist team will be selected for this commission. The selected artist or artist team for the commission will collaborate with the Public Art Program staff, the DMNS, and Denver Parks and Recreation design team when finalizing their designs for installation.

 Please visit: www:artsandvenuesdenver.com/public-art/denver-public-art-collection for examples of recent commissions.

 Can a Team Apply?

Applicants may apply as a single artist or multi-person collaborative group.  If applying as a team, please submit one résumé for the team, with one to two pages per team member.

 Diversity and Inclusiveness

Denver Executive Order No. 101 establishes strategies between the City and private industry to use diversity and inclusiveness to promote economic development in the City and County of Denver and to encourage more businesses to compete for City contracts and procurements. The Executive Order requires, among other things, the collection of certain information regarding the practices of the City’s contractors and consultants toward diversity and inclusiveness and encourages/requires City agencies to include diversity and inclusiveness policies in selection criteria where legally permitted in solicitations for City services or goods. Diversity and Inclusiveness means inviting values, perspectives and contributions of people from diverse backgrounds, and integrates diversity into its hiring and retention policies, training opportunities, and business development methods to provide an equal opportunity for each person to participate, contribute, and succeed within the organization’s workplace. “Diversity” encompasses a wide variety of human differences, including differences such as race, age, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, ethnicity, physical disabilities, appearance, historically underutilized and disadvantaged persons, as well as social identities such as religion, marital status, socio-economic status, lifestyle, education, parental status, geographic background, language ability, and veteran status.

 Budget

The budget for this commission is approximately $85,000 USD which will be allocated to the artist/team selected. These funds come from the City of Denver’s One Percent for Art Ordinance resulting from several Bond-funded projects at the DMNS. This contract amount is inclusive of all costs associated with the project including, but not limited to: the artist’s design fee, other consultation fees such as structural engineering consultation, insurance (including Colorado Workers Compensation), tools, materials, fabrication, transportation, installation, any building or site modification required, travel to and from the site, per diem expenses, project documentation, contingency to cover unexpected expenses, and any other costs. For all work done on city property, prevailing wage requirements will be applied.

 Tentative Timeline

(Except for online application deadline, timeline is subject to adjustments)

 Monday, May 28, 2018: 11:59 MST          Deadline for entry (via CaFÉ™ system)

July 2018                                                             Semifinalist Selection

August 2018                                                        Finalist Selection

September 2018                                               Finalist Notification

 Project Selection Panel

According to the Denver Public Art Policy, the Art Selection Panel plays an active role in the acquisition of public art for Denver. The Denver Museum of Nature and Science selection panel is comprised of 10 voting members. The selection panel is responsible for reviewing the site, establishing criteria, writing a call for entry, reviewing applications, and selecting and interviewing semi-finalists and finalists. 

 Selection Process

Up to five artists/artist teams will be selected as semifinalists. Semifinalists will be required to consult with DMNS staff and Denver Public Art staff prior to the submission of a final proposal. The selection panel will interview semifinalists and/or review proposals from the semifinalists and recommend finalists for the commission. The final recommendation of the selection panel will be presented to the Public Art Committee, the Denver Commission on Cultural Affairs, and Mayor Michael B. Hancock for final approval. All decisions of the City and County of Denver are final.

 Materials to be Submitted

Please read this section carefully. Incomplete applications will NOT be considered. The applicant’s name must appear on all materials submitted.

 All materials must be submitted online, via the CaFÉ™ website (www.callforentry.org). There is no application fee to apply or to use the CaFÉ™ online application system.

 Digital Images - In order to be considered for this project, the applicant must electronically submit six digital images of previously completed artworks through the CaFÉ™ system. Artists who wish to submit kinetic, sound or media works must submit a complete CaFÉ™ application and include links to the work uploaded online, such as YouTube or Vimeo.

 Instructions on how to format images to CaFÉ™ specifications can be found at www.callforentry.org/imaging_tips.phtml. Assistance in using the CaFÉ™ system is available during regular business hours by calling 303-629-1166 or 888-562-7232, or via email at cafe@westaf.org. If an artist does not have access to a computer, s/he may call 720-865-5562 to make arrangements to use a computer at Denver Arts & Venues offices.

 Statement of InterestPlease submit a statement briefly outlining your interest in the Denver Museum of Nature & Science Public Art Project and experience working on projects of this kind (2,000-character maximum) via CaFÉ™. 

 RésuméSubmit a one to two-page current résumé via CaFÉ™ that highlights your professional accomplishments as an artist. Please name your résumé file accordingly: Last name.First initial (i.e. Smith.J.pdf).  Résumés that are more than two pages will not be downloaded. If applying as a team, please submit one résumé with one to two pages per team member.

 Please direct all questions about the project to Public Art Administrator Rudi Cerri at 720-865-5562 or rudi.cerri@denvergov.org

Residency: Artists Invite Artists Proposal 2018 for Ceramic Artists (Newcastle, ME)

Entry Deadline: 6/15/18
Number of Applications Allowed: 20

Artists Invite Artists Proposal 2018
19 Brick Hill Road
Newcastle, ME 04553


REQUIREMENTS:

Media
Images - Minimum: 10, Maximum: 10 
Total Media - Minimum: 10, Maximum: 10 


Many of Watershed’s summer residency sessions are organized by artists—who propose a theme related to clay and recruit a handful of other artists to join them for two or three weeks. We call these Artists Invite Artists (AIA) Groups. The balance of participants in each AIA session register independently, often drawn by a shared interest in the session theme. Once at Watershed, all artists work side-by-side in the Watershed studios, forming one community.

An AIA session provides an opportunity to gather with colleagues you know or to spend time with artists whose work you’ve admired from afar. The lead artist and group of invited artists can collectively shape a creative thematic retreat without the pressure and preparation involved in leading a typical training or workshop. AIA sessions are inspired and guided by the leading artists, but time is spent in shared exploration and dialogue in the studio rather than in formal instruction. While clay is core to the Watershed experience, some AIA artists work in other media as well.

To submit a proposal, you must develop a session theme and recruit at least four (and up to 8) other artists to participate in the session.  As the AIA leader, you attend the residency free of charge and your AIA invited artists receive a 15% discount off their residency fees.

Applications to organize a residency are due annually on June 15 in the year prior to the residency. Applicants will be notified in August of their status. For more information on how AIA sessions work, please visit the Watershed website at http://www.watershedceramics.org/residencies/organize-a-residency/

Call for Curators: New Art Center Curatorial Opportunity Program 2018 (Newtonville, MA)

New Art Center Curatorial Opportunity Program 2018
New Art Center
61 Washington Park
Newtonville, MA 02460

Entry Deadline: 6/5/18


REQUIREMENTS:

Media
Images - Minimum: 10, Maximum: 20 
Audio - Minimum: 0, Maximum: 6 
Video - Minimum: 0, Maximum: 6 
Total Media - Minimum: 10, Maximum: 20 


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1. Statement of Purpose

The New Art Center's Curatorial Opportunity Program (COP) supports independent curators of contemporary art by making diverse visions possible in a non-profit and alternative exhibition space. The program investigates contemporary culture through the visual arts, exhibits strong curatorial voices, and encourages the timely examination of new ideas and perspectives.

The New Art Center (NAC) are currently accepting curatorial proposals for 5- to 7-week group exhibitions from September 2019 – May 2020 at the New Art Center in Newton. We will only accept electronic submissions received by June 5, 2018. No extensions will be granted and no paper applications will be accepted.

2. Background Information

Since 1991, NAC has used its Main Gallery for group exhibitions (two artists or more) curated by an exhibiting artist or independent curator. We continue this tradition through the COP, our annual public call for curatorial proposals.

Our Main Gallery is one of the few mid-sized nonprofit exhibition spaces in New England, which attracts over 5,000 visitors each year. The gallery occupies the hall of a former church, with 25-foot vaulted ceilings, substantial natural light, and several movable wall panels. The space is approximately 2,500 square feet, with an average width of 39 feet and an average length of 40+ feet.

A visit to the gallery prior to application is advised and encouraged, if possible. Two curatorial workshops, led by local curators, will be held on March 14 and April 25 from 7-9 PM. Prospective applicants are encouraged (though not required) to attend one of these workshops to hear more about the curatorial process and have questions about the program answered by NAC staff. To register, visit https://newartcenter.org/index.php/workshops-products/

The COP furthers the NAC’s mission to offer exceptional opportunities to make, exhibit, view, think about and talk about art. COP exhibitions and associated public programs are the foundation of our gallery education and outreach programs and enhance the learning available in our studio classes and workshops, which educate over 2,500 students annually and sustain a faculty of over 40 professional artists.

3. Scope of Work

Required:

  • Proposals must include works by two artists or more.
  • Proposals must include one public program with an educational component; more than one is encouraged (see ‘proposed public programs’ under Criteria, below).
  • In proposals including one’s own work, that work should not be the main focus of the exhibition, and should only be included if it supports the thesis. Artists wishing to include their own artwork in the proposal must be willing to eliminate their own work if the panel feels that such a cut would strengthen the exhibition. 

Additional Considerations:                

  • The proposed exhibitions can include works in a single medium or several media, from painting, drawing, sculpture, photography, and video to installation, performance, and sound art. A variety of media or diverse use of similar media is recommended.
  • Exhibitions may be organized around medium or process
  • Exhibitions may investigate social, cultural, historical, theoretical or political concepts
  • Strong applications are centered on a curatorial concept that ties the work together (see "4.Decision Criteria")

NAC Support
For each exhibition, the New Art Center provides a curator stipend to be applied to exhibition-related expenses at the curator's discretion. The stipend is awarded after the opening reception. Curators and artists are encouraged to consult with the NAC to seek outside funding to enhance their exhibition program(s) or invitation, or to provide for additional advertising. The NAC receives a 50% commission on sales of any works in the exhibitions. 

The NAC provides:

  • a set budget for printing of a postcard invitation
  • a $1,000 USD curator stipend
  • public relations support such as sending press releases to press venues
  • advertisements, extensive listings, emails to our 10,000+ person mailing list, and posts to our social media feeds
  • duplication of material for distribution at the exhibition
  • gallery signage
  • insurance up to $150,000 in total for art work while it is at the NAC
  • physical assistance in preparing the space and installing the work
  • an opening reception with refreshments

The NAC does not provide (or pay for):

  • transportation of artworks or artists to or from the NAC
  • installation construction beyond basic installation and wall configuration

4. Decision Criteria

  • Quality of the work to be shown: Note - though submission of artists' resumes is required, artists who lack substantial exhibition records and experience will still be considered.
  • Clarity, subtlety, and power of the underlying curatorial concept: Proposed exhibitions must articulate a clear central idea, convincingly supported by the work included. This idea, or thesis, must be expressed in a brief curator's statement of concept. This is required whether the central idea is simply strong aesthetic resonance between works in a single medium or complex theoretical or academic dialogue presented across multiple media.
  • Proposed public programs: The Curatorial Opportunity Program helps advance the New Art Center’s educational mission by using the galleries to enhance the experience of NAC’s students and guests. Proposals must include at least one educational component connected with the exhibition, the goal of which is to place the exhibition, the art practices, and the curatorial practice into the larger context of contemporary art for a general public. This can consist of a panel discussion, gallery talk, ongoing interactive presentations, activities geared toward engaging the NAC’s daily student population or related presentations and/or performances in other mediums.
  • Capability of the curator to carry out the project: In addition to working with the Exhibitions Director on the exhibition design and installation, curators are also responsible for communicating with the artists. This includes assuring timely delivery of press materials, adherence to agreed-upon artwork delivery and pickup times, etc. The curator and artists are expected to work with the Exhibitions Manager to assure that all necessary tasks are accomplished and deadlines are met.

5. Eligibility                               
All artists and curators are eligible regardless of race, ethnicity, gender, belief, national origin, sexual orientation or physical abilities. While artists and curators from the greater Boston area are encouraged to participate, there are no geographic restrictions. Please keep in mind that the NAC does not pay for travel expenses or shipping of artwork (or insurance of artwork in transit to or from NAC).

Proposals will not be considered for one-person exhibitions or if they envision a general call to artists. Additionally, proposals will not be considered if they lack a statement of concept; require financial support from the Center beyond the usual stipend and services (see Support); are late or incomplete; are inappropriately scaled for the Main Gallery (see Gallery Space) or have prohibitively complex and/or expensive installation requirements.

6. Requirements for Proposal Preparation

  • ou must complete all fields in the online application in order for it to be submitted. The application requires that you upload all of your documents as PDF or Word documents. The curator statement, proposed public program(s) and image list will also need to be entered into the text boxes provided as well.  CREATE YOUR DOCUMENTS FIRST, AND THEN COPY THE TEXT INTO THE TEXT BOXES.
  • You must create a free CaFÉ™ login and password in order to upload images and all other aspects of the application.
  • Other helpful hints and a CaFÉ FAQ are found here: https://www.callforentry.org/cafehelp.phtml

CHECKLIST

  • Curator's Statement of Concept  
    • (suggested length: 1-2 paragraphs or 200 words)
      • The curator's statement must begin with an exhibition title followed by a one-paragraph summary of the curatorial intention of the show.
  • Artist List
    • (suggested length: 50-100 words per artist)
      • The artist list should address each artist individually and discuss how the body of work selected for exhibition relates to and supports the overall concept.
  • Proposed Public Program(s) with Educational Component
    • (suggested length 1 pg/300 words)
      • At least one public program proposal is required, more than one is encouraged. Each proposed program should aim to contextualize and/or expand upon the exhibition, the contemporary art practice, and the curatorial practice for the general public.  
  • Artist Agreement
    • You must have secured participation of all the artists in your proposal prior to your application’s submission. Please list all confirmed artists in your Curator Statement of Purpose.
  • Resumes and References
    • Provide resumes (1-4 pages each) for the curator(s) and for each of the participating artists. You will need to combine all resumes into one document before uploading it. Curators must also submit contact information for three professional or academic references.
  • Images
    • Specifications, Audio & Video Specifications:
      • File format: JPEG only
      • File dimensions: No smaller than 1920 pixels on the longest side
      • File resolution: 72 ppi/dpi (standard web resolution)
      • File size: 5 MB maximum
    • A maximum of 30 images will be reviewed, with a maximum of 12 images per artist. For a tutorial on image preparation, please visit: https://www.callforentry.org/image_prep.phtm
    • A maximum of 6 audio files and a maximum of 6 video files can be uploaded to CAFÉ, BUT WE CAN REVIEW MORE. In addition to your online submission, please share any additional audio and/or video files via Dropbox with Exhibitions@newartcenter.org. If you prefer, you may also mail the files on a DVD to Manager of Exhibitions, New Art Center, 61 Washington Park, Newtonville, MA 02460. Any mailed application materials must be postmarked no later than June 5, 2018.
  • Image List & Digital Image Submissions - Please follow instructions carefully! 
    • The Image List must be numbered in accordance with the order of the images in the CAFÉ slideshow. We suggest that you create the Image List first and then select and order your images in CAFÉ in accordance with the list.
    • The list must include (for each work):
      • Artist's Name
      • Image Number 
      • Title of work
      • Year
      • Medium (please include as much information about the media used as possible)
      • Dimensions 
      • Specification of either 'A' (for actual work to be exhibited) OR 'R' (for representative work). Inclusion of 'actual' work is encouraged.
        • xample: John Doe #1, Untitled, 2015, oil on canvas, 24 x 36 inches, A
  • In addition to providing the Image List, you will also need to provide the image information for each image you upload onto CAFÉ. Please follow these directions carefully!!
    • For each image you upload, please fill out the fields with the following information:
      •  In CAFÉ’s “Description” field, include:
        • Artist's Name - The name(s) should be the first words entered in the description field!
        • Image Number - This should follow the Artist’s Name in CAFÉ’s “description” field
        • A (for actual work to be exhibited) or R (for representative work)
        • Example: John Doe #1 A
      • n CAFÉ’s “Title” field, include the title of the artwork
      • In CAFÉ’s “Year” field, include the year the piece was completed
      • In CAFÉ’s “Medium” field, include as much information as you can about the media used
      • In CAFÉ’s “Dimensions” field, include the dimensions of the piece
      • In CAFÉ’s “Price” field, insert $0; you must complete this field in order to submit the application, but price has no bearing on the application’s review process.

7. Review of Applications and Award Process                              

  • Deadline: June 5, 2018
  • Applications must be submitted on the CaFÉ website by 11:59 pm Eastern Standard Time on June 5, 2018.
  • Please plan ahead. No paper applications will be accepted and no extensions will be granted. NAC exhibitions staff will be available to answer last minute questions from 1-5 PM. It is reccomended that you submit your application in advance of the deadline to allow time for unforseen technical difficulties.
  • Applications are reviewed by a group of professional artists, curators, educators, museum and gallery personnel / staff, NAC staff and NAC community members.  
  • The panel reviews the application and support materials for the quality of the exhibition concept, the quality of work, educational potential, and clarity.
  • NAC staff may contact the applicant’s professional references and/or request to meet with finalists as part of the selection process. The review process may also include a phone interview or studio visit to view actual work.
  • COP awards will be announced to the recipients in August of 2018. No phone calls please.
  • The New Art Center will determine the schedule for COP exhibitions. Restrictions on scheduling flexibility must be stated in the application’s Curator Statement of Concept.

8. Questions?          
Please contact: Info@newartcenter.org. These COP Guidelines can be downloaded from the New Art Center website: https://newartcenter.org/index.php/curatorial-opportunity-program/

Call for Entry: Canyon Country Public Art Project (Santa Clarita, CA)


http://santaclaritaarts.com

Canyon Country Public Art Project
20880 Centre Pointe Parkway. Santa Clarita. CA 91350


APPLY TO THIS CALL

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Entry Deadline: 7/13/18
Days remaining to deadline: 77

REQUIREMENTS:

Media
Images - Minimum: 5, Maximum: 15 
Audio - Minimum: 0, Maximum: 2 
Video - Minimum: 0, Maximum: 3 
Total Media - Minimum: 5, Maximum: 20 
 

CALL FOR ENTRY

The City of Santa Clarita (City) is accepting applications from artists or teams of artists who would like to be considered for a permanent sculpture or installation artwork for a local community park.  The overarching theme for this call is ‘reflection’ as in meditative, contemplative, and the calm that comes with being in nature.  

The first step in this Civic Art process is to submit the requested application materials. From these submissions the Artist Selection Committee (Committee) will choose five finalists to present their proposed artwork. The proposed artwork should be original, site-specific in its design, complementary to the overall context of the surrounding area, and made with durable, low maintenance material that will withstand the hot weather and other elements of Santa Clarita. Each finalist will receive a $200 honorarium to support the proposal creation. From the five finalists, one artist will be selected for the installment and execution of their artwork. Deadline for requested application material is July 13, 2018.

BACKGROUND: ABOUT THE PARK AND THEME

In 1987, Canyon Country was one of four communities, with Valencia, Newhall, and Saugus, that merged to create the City of Santa Clarita. This project is intended to provide a civic art piece for the Canyon Country community which currently has an approximate population of 59,000 residents. In 2013, Fair Oaks Park, located at 17468 Honey Maple Street in Santa Clarita, California, was opened as part of a newly developed community of residencies. The park’s amenities include a basketball court, child play area, picnic tables, public restroom, and a sand volleyball court. One of the unique features of this park is the large grass field with trees planted throughout the area making it unusable for sports teams but ideal for picnicking, yoga, or finding a quiet retreat under one of the many growing trees. This park is frequented by families who enjoy the children’s playground, those who enjoy the running path, and others who stretch out in the grass field. The retreat like features of this park inspired the chosen theme of reflection, and all interpretations of, thoughtfulness, meditative, and the calm that comes with being in nature.

ELIGIBILITY

Artists 18 years of age or older are invited to submit proposals individually or collaboratively.

SELECTION CRITERIA

Call for Entries submitted to CAFE will be judged on artistic merit, capability, budget, and impact as evidenced by past work and supporting materials. The Committee who judges the applications includes one Arts Commissioner, an arts expert, a professional arts administrator, a local professional artist, and a community member. The Committee will review submissions submitted to CAFE and then select five finalists to create and then present their proposals to the Committee after which a winner will be selected. Artists will only be asked to create a proposal if they are a chosen as one of the five finalists. 

 

GUIDELINES

Submissions are accepted for individual and collaborative works.
We are asking artists to submit past projects and artwork through CAFE to be considered for the selection of five finalists. We are not asking for this project's proposal as this time. Artist may share past projects proposals. If chosen as one of the five finalists from the CAFE submissions each artist will then be asked to create a proposal with artwork which may include but is not limited to freestanding sculpture and site-specific installations. Final proposals should include artwork with materials appropriate to an outdoor environment and should not negatively impact natural habitat, wildlife, or park guests. All finalists’ proposals will be required to submit additional material maintenance and conservation information.

BUDGET

Artist is responsible for all associated expenses related to design, fabrication, transportation, and installation. Artists should factor these costs into their $25,000 budget. Please include a specific budget in your proposal.

INSTALLATION

The selected artwork is planned to be installed in fall 2018. Costs related to transporting and installing the work will be the responsibility of the artist unless otherwise stipulated. Limited assistance from the City’s Public Works department is available on a case-by-case basis at the park’s discretion. The City will provide signage, a mobile/web presence associated with the work, and basic maintenance of the site. Upon installation, the City will assume limited liability for any gross damage (unrepairable by the artist) or theft of the artwork, excluding ceramic, glass, and other fragile sculpture materials or damage resulting from faulty construction or materials.

DURATION

Duration of installed artwork should reach the level of permanency, which is defined as a minimum of 25 years. Work is to be continuously displayed during this time. The City reserves the right to request that the artist remove or repair work at any time during this period if circumstances require. At the end of the duration, the artist retains ownership of the work.

PROMOTION

The artwork will have a public dedication ceremony to launch its addition into the City’s civic art collection. The City retains responsibility for advertisement of work through SantaClaritaArts.com and other social media sites. Any additional desired advertisement will be the responsibility of the artist.

APPLICATION MATERIALS:

DEADLINE
July 13, 2018

 

You must set up an account with CaFÉ in order to submit your entry. CaFÉ will guide you through the application process. Submissions must include the following items listed below. Please put first and last name on each document.

1. Resume

2. Artist statement

3. 15-20 images of past work. Video (three maximum) and audio (two maximum) are accepted. You are encouraged to include a rendering of past  proposed projects as one of your images or videos but this is not required.

4. Description List: Budget for past projects and description for each project. 

REQUIRED ONLY BY SELECTED 5 FINALISTS ONLY (to be presented to Committee)

1. Proposal should be clear and specific, outlining a plan. Consideration should be given to location or site, materials, mission of park, connection to natural world, etc.

2. Budget should support activities, purchases, and costs related to proposal

3. Maintain and Conservation Information form

NOTIFICATION

You will be notified by email of application status and the five selected finalists will be invited to present their proposal to the Committee by July 27, 2018. No phone calls, please.

Call for Entry: The Norfolk Public Art Commission and the Elizabeth River Trail Chelsea District Planning Committee (Virginia)

Entry Deadline: 5/31/18

REQUIREMENTS:

Media
Images - Minimum: 5, Maximum: 10 
Audio - Minimum: 0, Maximum: 2 
Video - Minimum: 0, Maximum: 2 
Total Media - Minimum: 5, Maximum: 10 


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The Norfolk Public Art Commission

and the Elizabeth River Trail Chelsea District Planning Committee

seek to commission an artist to design and create artwork.

 

LOCATION/CONTEXT: Chelsea is located along the Elizabeth River on the west side of Norfolk. Sandwiched between the affluent residential West Ghent and industrial shipyards, the neighborhood has organically evolved into one of the city’s most up-and-coming business districts, with a gritty appeal. Chelsea is home to a shipyard, two acclaimed breweries, a rum distillery, a 91-year-old theater company, locally owned restaurants, a flower shop, a dog washing day play center, an art tattoo shop, a gym, and the historic International Seamen’s House, which is now a private residence.

 

The Elizabeth River Trail is an urban bike and pedestrian path providing recreational and educational opportunities as well as an alternate mode of transportation. The 10.5-mile trail was established in 1994 with Norfolk Southern’s donation of the Atlantic City Spur railroad line in Chelsea to create the first 3,500 feet of dedicated trail. It quickly expanded and now runs from Naval Station Norfolk through Chelsea, continuing to downtown Norfolk and east towards Virginia Beach. The Chelsea portion of the trail that weaves through a neighborhood is both industrial and natural. It is being renovated with new trees, a linear park with food-bearing plants, a managed meadow, a rain garden, and three areas of native grasses and flowers. Chelsea is a primary entry point for the trail since the site has parking for the 900 shipyard workers, commuters, bikers, joggers and walkers who use the trail every day.

 

PROJECT DESCRIPTION: The committee would like to commission an artwork that speaks to the progressive, creative vibe of Chelsea. It could serve as a gateway, or point of transition between the trail and the neighborhood. Kinetic or multiple artworks that create a sense of motion or direction to visually move people through the space would also be appropriate.

 

PROJECT SITE: The committee is open to all artists’ ideas and will consider artwork along the pathways and/or as a signature gateway. There is a large grass park on the corner of Raleigh and Claremont Avenues that is another ideal location for artwork. Please see site map of the trail as is goes through Chelsea.

 

SIZE/MEDIUM: The artwork should be pedestrian scale but also large enough to attract attention. We like the idea of using recycled durable materials such as recycled beer bottles, shipyard or cannery materials, or other items that reference the neighborhood. Artwork must be durable and of permanent materials that will stand the test of time. Materials must be safe and easily maintained.  

 

PROJECT FUNDS: Up to three finalists may be selected to be interviewed by the Public Art Planning Committee via Skype. The finalists are not expected to complete a design at this stage but will be interviewed about past work and creative process. There will also be a preliminary discussion of the site. The committee reserves the right to select the final artist without a finalist process.

 

The total budget for the completed, delivered, and installed artwork is $60,000. This will cover artist’s honorarium, fabrication, materials, shipping, insurance, and travel expenses necessary to complete the project, project plaque, final documentation and any incidental expenses. The artist must hire a Virginia licensed contractor to install the artwork(s). As part of this contract, the selected artist will work with a locally based apprentice artist and will make an educational presentation for artists and the community.

 

Please note that a city contract will be issued with a design phase requiring review and approval by the Public Art Commission prior to fabrication.

 

The selected artist must carry a Commercial General Liability Insurance Policy naming the City of Norfolk as an additional insured, and must provide certificates of insurance to that effect guaranteeing thirty (30) days written notice before any changes to the policies become effective. Insurance can be purchased and certificate presented after the first payment is made. If the artist employs anyone in connection with this work, the artist must carry a workers compensation insurance policy and an automobile liability insurance policy if appropriate. The artist shall also be responsible for assuring subcontractors, if there are any, meet the same insurance requirements.  

 

CALENDAR: This calendar is subject to change.

            May 1, 2018, 4:00 p.m. EST Site Review and Educational Meeting, 1231 W. Olney Road in front of The Birch

            May 31, 2018, 2:00 p.m. EST, submittal due date and time

            Summer 2018, selection announced

            Spring 2019, completion of art

 

SELECTION CRITERIA AND AWARD CONSIDERATIONS: The commission will be awarded based on many factors such as the aesthetic value, creativity and contemporary relevance of the proposed piece. The city will consider the diversity of beliefs and values and general standards of decency of the citizens who fund the commission and purchase public art for the City of Norfolk. Local artists are encouraged to apply. The award will be made to the responsible offeror whose submission is determined in writing to be the most advantageous to the City taking into consideration the evaluation factors set forth in this Request for Proposal.

 

The following criteria will be used in the proposal evaluation process:

• Artistic merit (excellence, originality, creativity and innovative approaches) as evidenced by submitted materials

• Professional artistic experience to fulfill the requirements of this project either in studio, educational, community, employment and/or art projects and the ability to undertake the design, creation and installation of the artwork

• Appropriateness of materials, style and concepts in relation to this prospectus

 

PROPOSAL REQUIREMENTS: Submission must be submitted via CaFÉ website at www.CallForEntry.org or delivered to 810 Union Street, Suite 303, (City Hall Building) Norfolk, VA 23510 by 2:00 PM EST on May 31, 2018.  Artists are highly encouraged to apply through CaFÉ. There is no application fee to apply or use the CaFÉ online application system.

 

The following materials are required:

 

{C}1.      Statement of Understanding, online agreement of compliance to all State of Virginia codes. See last page of this document for Statement of Understanding.

{C}2.      Letter of Interest, not to exceed one (1) page, outlining your interest in this project and how you might approach the design and creation of this project.

{C}3.      Resume, maximum of two (2) pages, outlining your professional accomplishments.  If submitting as a team, please include resumes for each team member, with each resume not exceeding two (2) pages.

{C}4.      Artwork Images, selection of up to ten (10) images representing artworks most relevant to the scope of this opportunity. You may submit up to two (2) audio and two (2) video files if relevant to showing the artwork. Artists who do not have a portfolio of public art projects should consider submitting sketches of possible ideas for this project as part of the ten images. Instruction on how to format images for CaFÉ can be found at http://www.callforentry.org/image_prep.phtml

{C}5.      References, three (3) professional references, including name, affiliated organization (if appropriate), email address, phone number, and relationship to each reference.   

 

QUESTIONS/FOLLOW UP:  Questions about this project may be directed to Melinda Fenton, Office of the Purchasing Agent, 757-664-4023 or melinda.fenton@norfolk.gov.

For assistance with the CaFÉ online application process, contact CaFÉ tech support at 888-562-7232 or cafe@westaf.org, Monday-Friday, 8:30 PM to 5:00 PM MDT.

 

This Request for Proposals is governed in all respects, including but not limited to the award decision, by the Code of the City of Norfolk, 1979, as amended, especially Chapter 33.1, the Procurement Chapter, and its associated regulations.  For more information on doing business with the City of Norfolk or to become familiar with the City Code generally, its Procurement Chapter and regulations, or the ethics and non-discrimination sections of the Procurement please go to the city web site at http://www.norfolk.gov/purchasing.The City encourages women and minorities to submit proposals and for non-minority artist to participate with small businesses and women and minorities through partnerships, joint ventures, subcontracts and other contractual opportunities.  Please describe any planned use of such businesses in fulfilling this contract.

 

Before submitting proposals, please review the website http://www.norfolk.gov/bids.aspx for possible updates and addendums.