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30th International Sculpture Conference: Call for Panels

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The International Sculpture Center (ISC), is seeking panel proposals for the 30th International Sculpture Conference in Detroit, MI this September 30-October 3, 2020. This conference will feature the annual ISC littleSCULPTURE show, ARTSlams and breakout sessions, engaging panel discussions, evening parties, hands-on workshops, a keynote address, open studios and gallery hops, optional art and culture trips, public art tours and visits to nearby sculpture sites, and more.

Panel topics include:

  • Rooted in Quiet Corners / The Power of Invisibility
  • Science, Art, and the Environment
  • Art, Money, and Real Estate
  • Navigating and Claiming Space
  • Conversations on Equity, Access, and Inclusion
  • New Media and Technology
  • Art/Sculpture and Architecture
  • Technical Talks and Workshops
  • Wildcard

The abstract submission deadline is February 12, 2020. All accepted submissions will be notified by May 2020.
 

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02/12/2020

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Call for Proposals: 2020 Socrates Annual Fellowship

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Information Sessions:
Session #1 – Monday, October 21, 2019 / 6:30–7:30pm / at Triangle Arts Association
Session #2 – Friday, November 1, 2019 / 4–5pm / at Socrates Sculpture Park, in Sticks

Application Deadline:
Monday, November 25, 2019 by 11:59pm

Notification:
January 2020

Fellowship:
April 2020 – September 2020

Exhibition:
October 2020 – March 2021

REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS

‘Call and Response: Making Monuments Now’

In light of recent debates about monuments and some recent removals, Socrates asks artists to propose prototypes for new monuments for New York City for presentation beginning in the fall of 2020. Artists are invited to consider and respond to the following considerations and questions:

As symbols of Confederate and Colonial power are currently being destroyed, dismantled, reconfigured, or exiled from public view, what new representations should fill their void? What monuments should be created to reflect today’s values and our desire to project those into the future? Who or what should be given the space, representation, and honor in these new monumental artworks? More specifically, as the reconfiguration of monuments in public space reflects the process of history writing, what histories of New York should be remembered or recovered?

What kind of monument might shape public consciousness in the creation of civic agents empowered with social and political self-determination? What kind of monument might best to serve and preserve the reclamation of New York’s underrecognized or repressed histories? How might monument-makers resist the obdurate, authoritarian chauvinist impulses that commonly accompany traditional representational strategies of monuments?

This open call will be the major component of Socrates Sculpture Park’s year-long engagement with recent discourse on the current state and future of monuments in the United States. It is a thematic adaption of ‘The Socrates Annual Fellowship’ and exhibition, and incorporates an extended selection process and production timeline as well as inclusion in an exhibition publication.

These monument prototypes for New York City will be presented alongside three new commissions for speculative monuments for America by major artists, and a collective monument for Queens created by participants in the Park’s after-school program for teenagers: Socrateens.

Fellowship recipients will receive a $5,000 production grant to support their project a $1,000 honorarium and four-months of seven-days-a-week access to the resources and fabrication facilities of the Park’s outdoor artist studio.

Artist Fellows are responsible for the fabrication, transportation (if necessary) and installation of their works. Socrates will provide limited technical and installation assistance during a three-week installation period, M-F, 10AM – 6PM. Specifics of installation assistance will be discussed with each artist selected.

SITE & CONTEXT

Before preparing their applications, artists are strongly encouraged to visit Socrates – a unique New York City public park located on the East River waterfront in an industrial area of Long Island City, Queens – and to explore Socrates’ website and exhibition archive to learn about the history and context of the organization. Visiting the Park will give applicants a better sense of the factors that effect installations in the Park and help impart insights into the available facilities – from the tools and equipment in Socrates’ artist studio to the resources of the surrounding neighborhood.

REVIEW PROCESS

‘The Socrates Annual Fellowship program’ is based on a competitive, open application process. Completed on-line applications must be submitted by the deadline (Monday, November 25, 2019 by 11:59pm) and will be reviewed by the Socrates exhibition department and outside curatorial advisors. Ten to twelve artists will be selected for the 2020 program. Artists are selected based on the compelling nature of the project proposed, clarity of intent, unique approach to the site, and public context.

Following the recommendations of the curatorial advisors, Socrates staff will contact applicants individually to discuss proposed projects before confirming the final selection in early 2020.

FELLOWSHIP

Once accepted, Socrates staff members will meet with each Artist Fellow to discuss project proposals in detail and begin to assist with the development, engineering, and installation of the work. A group meeting for all Artist Fellows and Socrates staff will take place one evening in late winter of 2020, followed by an on-site orientation and individual progress meetings throughout the Fellowship to assess progress, troubleshoot issues, and review next steps. Selected works are subject to final approval by Socrates staff and must meet safety requirements to be able to withstand the effects of weather and public use.

ELIGIBILITY

Fellowships are awarded to artists whose careers and artistic practices would benefit from the opportunity. Artists who are enrolled in a school, college, or university at the time of application are NOT eligible for ‘The Socrates Annual Fellowship’ program. Artists who have applied before, but never shown at Socrates, are eligible.

SUPPORT

We are eternally grateful for longstanding support from the Jerome Foundation, National Endowment for the Arts, and The New York Community Trust, which has enabled the Emerging Artist Fellowship program to grow and evolve since its founding in 1995.

And special thanks goes to our public partners, including the City of New York, Mayor Bill de Blasio, Queens Borough President Melinda R. Katz, City Council Speaker Cory Johnson, City Council Members Jimmy Van Bramer and Costa Constantinides, the NYC Department of Parks and Recreation, Commissioner Mitchell Silver, and the NYC Department of Cultural Affairs, Commissioner Tom Finkelpearl.

ABOUT

Socrates Sculpture Park has been a model of public art production, community activism, and socially inspired place-making for more than 30 years. Known for fostering ambitious and visionary artworks, Socrates has presented more than 1,200 artists on its five waterfront acres, providing them the financial support, materials, equipment, and space necessary to create large-scale works in the public realm. Open 365 days a year from 9am till dusk, the Park is a center of cultural programming – as a producer of contemporary sculpture exhibitions, a presenter of a multi-disciplinary performances, an arts educator, and a venue for healthy outdoor activities  – all offered completely free of charge to the public. The Park’s existence is based on the belief that reclamation, revitalization and creative expression are essential to the survival, humanity and improvement of our urban environment.

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11/25/2019

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Peter & Julie Cummings Library Outdoor Space

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PROJECT NAME: Peter & Julie Cummings Library Outdoor Space
LOCATION: 2551 SW Matheson Ave., Palm City, FL 34990
Physical Address: Same as above
DUE DATE OF APPLICATION: November 8, 2019
TOTAL BUDGET: $30,000.00
ONE SENTENCE DESCRIPTION: The Martin County Public Art Advisory Committee is
seeking to purchase or commission a public artwork for the Peter & Julie Cummings
Library Outdoor Space located in Palm City.

Located on Florida's Treasure Coast, Martin County has an abundance of natural beauty,
beginning at its coastline where one may witness a giant sea turtle lumbering ashore to lay its
eggs in the sand. The rivers are wild and scenic, filled with a vast array of tropical flora and
fauna. Preservation and appreciation of the untouched splendor is of utmost importance to the
people who live, work and vacation in the area. The county seat is Stuart. The population is
approximately 155,000.

ARTWORK DESCRIPTION, SCHEDULE AND BUDGET
Artwork Description
An outdoor pavilion has recently been constructed near the northern perimeter of the library
parking lot, approachable by a 6-foot-wide sidewalk from the front entrance. This informal,
outdoor, covered space is used as an extension of the library for a variety of library programs
and is available to the public for other leisure activities.
The primary location for a public art installation is a 63’ x 8’ grassy area between a row of live
oaks bordering the parking pavement and the 6’ wide concrete sidewalk and its 1.5’ wide
grass border. Please see the attached location map and pictures. This walkway can be
enhanced but must remain ADA compliant as the pathway to the 30’ square, open, wood
pavilion with metal roof. Possible design elements could feature sensory or interactive
components, which could include low maintenance landscaping elements, along the walkway
that complement the adjacent nature preserve leading to the pavilion. This aesthetic
enhancement may have a literary theme or relate to libraries/books, may be colorful or
whimsical and should appeal to residents of all ages. Sensory or interactive components
could have a musical/auditory aspect initiated by the viewer, a visual component experience
or a combined sensory experience.
The secondary location is an open, grassy area to the west of the pavilion, separated from the
parking pavement by a row of cypress trees. This area is appropriate for a kinetic or stationary
work that is not interactive but can be passively and easily viewed and enjoyed from the
pavilion or the parking area. The space measures 24’ x 60’ and overlooks the water detention area. Kinetic components could be incorporated in either area.
Artist Services
Theme and Design
Proposal that includes all elements of the design
Coordination with the Public Art Advisory Committee and Subcommittee
Fabrication and/or purchase and installation
Photographic documentation
Maintenance plan
Anticipated Art Project Schedule
Call to Artists: September 24, 2019 – November 5, 2019
Artist/Project Selection: November 2019
Installation: To begin in January 2020

Art Project Budget
The total budget established for the project is $ 30,000.00.
The budget includes all costs to the artist: i.e., Artist Fee, Proposal, Design, Artwork Itself,
Materials, Installation, Shipping, Insurance, Travel and Sales tax.
SITE AND RELATED DEPARTMENT
Founded in 1957, the Martin County Library System consists of six library locations, our online
library, and strategic outreach services to childcare centers and other local organizations. The
Library connects with our residents in-person, online, over the phone, and through social
networking tools such as Facebook and Instagram. As of 2019, the Library operates with a
budget of approximately $3.8 million and 49 full time equivalent staff. Over 62% of our
residents have Library cards and approximately 19,000 people visit our six locations each
week. The Library Foundation and our Friends members support the Library through their
voices, their time, and their generous financial support. Our volunteers donate over 22,000
hours to our libraries each year, shelving books, running our bookstores, and performing
other important activities. The Library continually seeks partnership opportunities with people
and organizations throughout Martin County. Partners include the Early Learning Coalition,
the United Way, the Martin County School District, colleges and museums. Many of our
partners provide experts who share their knowledge and skills with our residents through
Library classes and workshops.
Building (or Site) Description: (General description of the building site)
The Peter & Julie Cummings Library is located in Palm City, FL and bounded by a 4 acre
upland pine and wetland preserve. This is in a residential area with 3 elementary schools, one
middle school and several golf communities serving families and retirees with some seasonal
residents. In 2009, the library was expanded to 20,000 square feet, adding a second story of
contemporary architecture to the Florida vernacular design of the original 1994 building. To
the east and north of the parking area, where this project is situated, is a large open water
detention basin. 

Building Project Schedule
Schematic design phase will be complete: TBD
Project is expected to be bid: TBD (if necessary)
Building will be open: TBD
Architects: (if applicable)
ARTIST ELIGIBILITY
The project is open to all professional artists as defined in the Art in Public Places Ordinance
No. 1103, Chapter 13, General Ordinances, Martin County Code. Experience implementing
their ideas and work in the public realm and with public agencies is a plus. The Martin County
Art in Public Places program encourages artists from diverse backgrounds and experiences to
apply.
APPLICATION PROCESS
The application process is managed by the Martin County Office of Community
Development along with the Martin County Public Art Advisory Committee (PAAC). Project
selection happens through these entities along with representatives from the community
and the County. The Martin County Board of County Commissioners approves the final
selection.
Selection Criteria
The Public Art Advisory Committee shall consider the following criteria:
1. Public art shall be in areas where residents and visitors live, work or
congregate and shall be highly visible and accessible.
2. The appropriateness of the work to the site, permanence of the work relative
to environmental conditions, maintenance requirements and costs, and the
enduring nature of the artistic statement.
3. The sensitivity of the work to the aesthetic and cultural traditions and the
history of Martin County, Florida and to the surrounding neighborhood's
character.
4. The artist's biography and resume, examples of existing works, technical
competency, similarity to existing works of art and the following basics: form,
texture, color, clarity, line and medium.
Application Requirements
The information and documentation below must be postmarked or arrive via email at the
Martin County Office of Community Development before TIME on the stated deadline.
1. Statement. One paragraph maximum which illustrates the relationship
between the work submitted and the specific project. Be sure to indicate if a
specific work is for sale.
2. Resume. A current and professional resume, emphasizing public art
experience and public commissions (if any).
3. Renderings of the proposed design and completed artworks and/or project. If
already created, the works must have been completed during the last five
years. All must be labeled with artist's name and title of work.
4. Any structures proposed must be designed, built and installed in accordance
with all applicable codes, including permitting, to the standards in the most
recent edition of the local building code.
5. Proposals shall be submitted as follows: one (1) original, six (6) copies and
one (1) electronic copy (on flash drive, in MS Word or searchable PDF or
send to ftp://ftp.martin.fl.us/pub/incoming/AIPP (for Windows Explorer
go to FILE and click ‘Login As’, login: ftp public & password: @Martin!) in a
clear and concise format, on 8 ½" x 11" papers, in English.
Deadline: Postmarked, emailed or delivered by Friday, November 8, 2019, 5:00 pm.
Send or Deliver to:
Public Art Advisory Committee
c/o Martin County Office of Community
Development
2401 SE Monterey Road
Stuart, FL 34996
 

Deadline: 
11/08/2019

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Sculpture in the City - Tenth Edition

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Sculpture in the City is an award-winning urban sculpture park which launches in June. A cultural initiative delivered by the City of London in partnership with 13 local businesses, it is sited in the EC3 (insurance district) area of the City, around the iconic towers of the Gherkin, the Cheesegrater, Lloyd’s building as well as inside Leadenhall Market. The call for submissions for the tenth edition of Sculpture in the City is now open for preexisting works that can be exhibited outdoors from May 2020 to May 2021. Deadline for applications is 22nd September 2019.

The works submitted for consideration need to be suitable for outdoor display and available for display May 2020 to May 2021.  

Deadline for submissions 22nd September 2019

‘Art in a corporate setting has a bad rep. Show me a bank reception and I will show you a daffy, nondescript bronze selected mainly for being studiously uncontroversial. Sculpture in the City, however, is a different affair. Returning for its ninth edition, this large-scale open-air exhibition transforms the Square Mile into a giant sculpture park. And the best bit is that the art on show is genuinely worth seeing. […] All works 21 works are a pleasingly disruptive addition to the slick City landscape.’  Rosemary Waugh, Time Out

 

 

Deadline: 
09/22/2019

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Public Art RFQ Natural Resources Agency and Health and Human Services

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The State of California will implement a permanent Public Art Program in Sacramento in conjunction with two new build projects, the New Natural Resource Headquarters, and the Health and Human Services Building. The Public Art Program aims to inspire world-class public artworks, engaging diverse voices in shaping our civic spaces. It is an opportunity for artists to create within the rich contexts of the California Natural Resources Agency (CNRA), California Health and Human Services (CHHS). 

Four unique public art commission opportunities are open to artists through this Request for Qualifications (RFQ). A short-list of artists will be selected from the RFQ respondents and will be invited to participate in a funded proposal round, Request for Proposals (RFP). The final commissions will be selected and awarded from the proposing artists. 

We encourage artists to take time looking at each opportunity and applying to the commission that best suits their interests and practice. Artists may apply to more than one commission opportunity but must apply separately to each. Artists should submit Statements of Qualification (SOQ) with artwork samples and letters of interest relevant to the specific commission to which they are applying, even when applying to multiple commissions. We invite artists to engage critically with the mission of the California Natural Resource Agency and California Health and Human Services, as well as the vision outlined in the Public Art Plan.

 

Deadline: 
09/20/2019

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Portobello Wall Public Art Project: 2019 Comission

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Portobello Wall Public Art Project

The Portobello Wall Public Art Project is an annual public art commission for a stretch of brick wall linking two of the most vibrant and well known market areas in London: Portobello Road and Golborne Road. Since the introduction of this project in 2009, successful installations have created a visual link between these two unique markets, and attract over 1.3 million visitors each year.

The budget for the commission is £11,000 inclusive of all artists’ fees, materials, labour and outreach programme costs.

This 100-metre long stretch of wall has proved an ideal setting to promote the work of local artists and encourage visitors to continue their journeys further up Portobello Road to the vibrant Golborne area.

Find out more about the history of the project here.

2019 Commission Brief

THEME: This is the twelfth commission for the Portobello Wall Art Project, with the following theme: Rhythm and Sound. From the dance-steps and steel-pan beats of Notting Hill Carnival to the bustle and banter of Portobello and Golborne Road markets; from momentous performances at the Tabernacle to the original Rough Trade Record shop; Rhythm and Sound is woven into the rich cultural heritage, identity and place of North Kensington. We are looking for an engaging art installation that creatively interprets the theme, drawing inspiration from the distinctive and diverse nature of the area.

Proposals should include ideas for potential outreach events complementing the installation. These could include artists’ talks or tours, school workshops, in situ and in other locations in North Kensington. Prospective and confirmed partner organisations should be mentioned where applicable.

DEADLINE: Midnight Sunday 12 May 2019

Deadline: 
05/12/2019
Fee Detail: 
£11,000
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