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TTU Talkington College for Visual & Performing Arts Theatre & Dance Complex


Budget: $100,000
Activated: 11/02/2018
Deadline: 11/28/2018 3:00 PM Central Time
Call Summary
The Texas Tech University System seeks to contract with a firm to select and/or commission, procure, and install interior art to be placed inside the Talkington College for Visual & Performing Arts Theatre & Dance Complex located on the Texas Tech University Campus in Lubbock, TX.
Budget Description
$100,000 (All Inclusive) This amount is inclusive of all costs associated with this interior art service including, but not limited to, service fees, other consultants’ and subcontractors’ fees, insurance conforming to Texas Tech University standards, engineering, commissioning, materials, fabrication, transportation, installation (including any site modification), removal of installation and packaging debris, post-installation documentation, and reimbursable expenses.
Project Description
Please see the full RFP document in "Additional Resources" for all details.

The Texas Tech University System seeks to contract with a firm to select and/or commission, procure, and install interior art within the scope of the project to be placed inside the above-mentioned building. Selections should be appropriate for a higher education theatre and dance facility. The following may be considered for the selections: framed artwork prints, art on canvas, photography prints, original photography and artwork, and other media – such as metals, glass, ceramics, etc. A variety of sizes and media types is preferred. A minimum of 10% original artwork pieces are required for the project.

The number of art pieces and their locations should be determined in the proposals submitted. All artwork hung on walls should be installed using a security hanging system.

The target installation date for this project is April 2019.
Artwork Goals
Public spaces will house the majority of the interior art selections. This includes (but is not limited to) the lobby, corridors and other circulation spaces. Art should also be selected for Reception/Waiting 161 and Conference Room 161A. Please do not propose art for private offices, studios, rehearsal rooms, dressing rooms, storage spaces, or restrooms. Artwork selections should be appropriate for a higher education theatre and dance facility and support the mission and vision of the School of Theatre and Dance (see below).

Mission: “The School of Theatre and Dance at Texas Tech University fosters the highest standards of scholarship and creative activity and provides opportunities for students to work actively in both areas. We champion training and education in a breadth of specialized programs, encourage students to cross boundaries between them, and prepare students for careers in both practice and pedagogy. By integrating the practical and the scholarly, the School serves as a vital force in the cultural and intellectual life of our society.”

Vision: “The School of Theatre and Dance will exhibit and promote the highest standards of artistry, professionalism, diversity, and collaboration in arts training, education, and scholarship.”

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Plans, renderings, and material finish boards for TCVPA Theatre & Dance Complex can be downloaded at the following link:{56eca751-5135-4156-83fc-753e2d6aa10a}
Artwork Location Description
The TCVPA Theatre & Dance Complex is a two-story addition to the Charles E. Maedgen Theatre located on the Texas Tech University campus creating a new Theatre & Dance complex. The complex will host numerous University Theatre productions and many theatrical competitions. The 50,000 GSF addition will include features such as a grand two-level lobby for events and live performances, a new 200 seat black box theatre, 3 large studios and 3 rehearsal spaces, a green room, make-up and dressing rooms, scene shop expansion, Departmental office suite and faculty/staff offices.
Site History
Founded in 1923 as Texas Technological College, Texas Tech University has the distinction of being the largest comprehensive higher education institution in the western two-thirds of the state of Texas. Texas Tech’s campus boasts a strong tradition of Spanish Renaissance architecture, characterized by light-colored brick structures with stone accents and red tile roofs. More information about the architectural traditions of Texas Tech can be found at .

To learn more about the Texas Tech University School of Theatre and Dance, visit:
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Application Requirements
Artists are NOT allowed to apply in teams.
Additional Requirements
Proposal Document Upload
Selection Information
Selection Process
TTUS will select the firm/consultant that best meets the requirements, based on the information contained in their response to the Request for Proposals, any reference checks conducted, and the information presented during any interviews conducted as part of the selection process.

After evaluating the submissions, TTUS will narrow the pool of applicants to approximately one to three finalists that will interview with the TCVPA Theatre & Dance Complex Interior Art Committee (if necessary).
Selection Criteria
Specifically, in the selection of finalists, Texas Tech University System and its TCVPA Theatre & Dance Complex Interior Art Committee will review and consider the following:

1. Firm’s background, history, and expertise.
2. Firm’s experience with similar projects and delivery record of successfully providing the services required in the RFP
3. Quality and comprehensiveness of submitted artwork selections and concept
4. Proposed Budget and Fee
5. Proposed Schedule
6. The quality and comprehensiveness of the submission package
RFP Posted: November 2, 2018
Written Inquiries must be received by: November 14, 2018
Responses to Inquiries: November 16, 2018
Responses due by 3:00 PM, CDT November 28, 2018
Finalist(s) selected and notified: December 2018
Finalist(s) design Presentations: TBD if needed
Firm/Consultant awarded: December 2018
Projected Installation Date: April 2019

* TTUS reserves the right to modify this schedule as required.
Additional Resources
Full RFP Text (PDF)
Sample Professional Art Service Contract (PDF)
Floor Plans, Renderings & Finish Boards (PDF)
Contact Information
Mesha Kleibrink
FF&E Manager
1508 Knoxville Ave. Suite 103
Lubbock TEXAS 79409 United States