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Art on the Move 2017-18, Longmont, CO - DEADLINE EXTENDED

You will submit this application online using PublicArtist.org.

This call accepts applications by email or file-sharing.
Please see the detailed submission instructions at the end of this call under Delivery Instructions.

 
Budget: $9,000
Activated: 01/04/2016
Deadline: 03/01/2017 11:59 PM Central Time
 
Call Summary
Since its inception in 2005, Art on the Move has provided a diverse range of public art in various locations throughout the City of Longmont. Each has evoked thought, conversation and physical movement (whether to walk,bike or otherwise explore the various locations/artworks). And perhaps, in some ways, Art on the Move has inspired the creativity from within.

The intention of Art on the Move is two-fold. The artwork will move in and out (of our City/community) annually. And it requires people to move (their body, location) in order to see the small exhibit in its entirety.

Citizens and visitors appreciate Art on the Move because it gives them the chance to view and experience a variety of new pieces each year. AIPP enjoys Art on the Move because it introduces new and more Colorado artists to Longmont each year! And the artists appreciate the ability to showcase their artwork while receiving a stipend to do so!

There are some new and exciting changes to the program this year!

Artwork must be durable and able to withstand all weather conditions. All media will be considered; however, all work submitted for review must adhere to the space criteria as the available pedestals are of set sizes.

Up to 12 works of art will be selected for the 2017-2018 year. All artwork will be concentrated in the downtown Creative District in various locations, including St. Stephen’s Plaza. This will provide us a great amount of flexibility with pedestals, sizes and a variety of other media installations (encouraged).

 
Budget Description
A $750 stipend will be awarded per piece (up to two/artist) selected. Up to twelve installations may be selected. Final number to be determined by the Art in Public Places commission.
 
Project Description
Art on the Move started in Longmont in 2005, which provided an opportunity for the City to "borrow" artwork from local (Colorado) artists for one year to be displayed throughout the City.
 
Artwork Goals
The Art in Public Places Commission is seeking a variety of unique and original artwork in a diverse media. All artwork must be size/scale appropriate; work will be installed on the various bases/pedestals as described and must be “transportable” after the 12-month period. All media appropriate for outdoor locations will be considered. Artwork must be appropriate for public display, and will not be considered if any offensive, religious, or political messages may be interpreted. Note: Longmont loves interactive artwork!

The selection panel will consider the following criteria in its review of submitted artwork: appropriateness, durability, uniqueness, compatibility with site, and safety. The AIPP Commission is seeking quality work that is durable and can handle extreme weather conditions, which may include intense sunlight, high winds, and freezing temperatures mixed with ice and snow. “Sunlight” or “exposure” considerations will not be made for individual pieces that might fade. Artists may submit work that is complete and available or work to be fabricated before the installation date of July, 2017. Artwork may be available for sale and will be referenced as such on the City’s AIPP website.

Art we love:
• Interactive artwork, especially artwork that can be appreciated by all ages and with different artistic preferences.
• Various media. We have a number of pedestals, but may be able to acquire wall space for two dimensional artwork (exterior).
• Light installations or work requiring “air” space. We have several areas that could be utilized between two buildings.*
• Creativity
• We love functional artwork – seating element? Dog parking spot?

Art that will not work:
• “fragile” artwork
• Work that would be best in interior locations
• Water features

 
Artwork Location Description
All of the sites will be in Longmont's Downtown Creative District this year!
 
Site History
Longmont was recognized as a Colorado Creative Industry "Creative District" in 2015. Art in Public Places is thrilled to partner with the Longmont Downtown development Authority as well as the many creative businesses and organizations in this area to enhance and support this effort and provide public artwork to the community and the many visitors!
 
Eligibility
Open to Colorado artists.
 
Application Requirements
Biography
Resume: 1 page(s) maximum
Work examples: 1 - 3  
  • Image dimensions: 1200 x 1200 pixels
  • Video submissions are not permitted.
Artist Statement: 100 word maximum
Letter of Interest: 100 word maximum
 
Artists are NOT allowed to apply in teams.
 
Selection Information
Selection Criteria
The selection panel will consider the following criteria in its review of submitted artwork: appropriateness, durability, uniqueness, compatibility with site, and safety. The AIPP Commission is seeking quality work that is durable and can handle extreme weather conditions, which may include intense sunlight, high winds, and freezing temperatures mixed with ice and snow. “Sunlight” or “exposure” considerations will not be made for individual pieces that might fade. Artists may submit work that is complete and available or work to be fabricated before the installation date of July, 2017. Artwork may be available for sale and will be referenced as such on the City’s AIPP website.

Art we love:
• Interactive artwork, especially artwork that can be appreciated by all ages and with different artistic preferences.
• Various media. We have a number of pedestals, but may be able to acquire wall space for two dimensional artwork (exterior).
• Light installations or work requiring “air” space. We have several areas that could be utilized between two buildings.*
• Creativity
• We love functional artwork – seating element? Dog parking spot?

Art that will not work:
• “fragile” artwork
• Work that would be best in interior locations
• Water features
 
Timeline
Friday, February 10, 2017 4:00 pm – Submission deadline.
Late February 2017 – Selections made, artists notified.
March/April 2017 – Contracts written and signed.
July 5/6 installation and dedication of artwork
June 2018 – Art is de-installed and artwork is returned to the artists.

 
Additional Resources
http://longmontcolorado.gov/departments/departments-a-d/community-services-department/art-in-public-places/art-on-the-move
 
Contact Information (for questions about the details of this call. For site questions email us.)
Lauren Greenfield
Art in Public Places Administrator
400 Quail Road
Longmont Colorado 80501 United States
lauren.greenfield@longmontcolorado.gov
303.651.8924
 
Delivery Information
Applications will NOT be accepted by Postal Mail
Applications up to 2 MBs can be sent as email attachments to the email address above.

 

 
 
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