CALLS TO ARTISTS
REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS (RFP): Quilted, CHATTANOOGA, TENNESSEE
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Public Art Chattanooga (PAC) and the Chattanooga Convention and Visitorís Bureau (CVB), are seeking proposals for original, two-dimensional designs that will be printed and installed on multiple sidewalks throughout downtown Chattanooga, Tennessee. Three designs will be selected for production and installed for up to six months beginning in September 2014. The selected artists/designers will receive a $2,000 honorarium for their design. Proposed artwork should be in the spirit and language of quilts (i.e. pattern, geometry and color). This project is open to individuals or teams.
Eligibility: This RFP is open to all professional artists and artist teams over the age of 18, who currently reside in the United States.
Application Deadline: Applications must be received by Thursday, July 31st, 4:00 pm EST. No exceptions. Refer to page 4 for application procedures and note specifications. The application can be found on page 5.
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A selection committee is assembled for each new public art project. Members of the committee are typically representatives, property owners or stakeholders of the neighborhood or site where proposed work is to be placed, members of the Public Art Committee, artists, architects and engineers. They use the following criteria in the selection process:
- Submittal of all required application materials as outlined in the RFP;
- Attention to context: architectural, historical, geographical, and cultural;
- Proven ability to create distinctive site specific artwork as exhibited by past work;
- Originality: creativity and uniqueness of proposed artwork concept for this project;
- Quality and craftsmanship of product as exhibited by past work;
- Maintainability: structural and surface soundness, durability and resistance to vandalism, weathering, excessive maintenance, repair costs;
- Appropriateness for placement on an urban pedestrian site and ability for artwork to withstand public interaction where it can be touched and climbed upon;
- Public safety, and compliance with the Americans With Disabilities Act; and
- Feasibility: artist's proven track record/ability to complete the work on time and within the budget.