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ArtAround Roswell Sculpture Tour 2020


Budget: $2,500
Activated: 09/10/2019
Deadline: 10/25/2019
Call Summary
Roswell Arts Fund and the City of Roswell, Georgia invites artists to submit proposals of existing outdoor art works for consideration for ArtAround Roswell 2020, a Sculpture Tour: a temporary art installation to be installed at various outdoor sites in the City of Roswell, Georgia. Proposals selected through this call will be considered for exhibition during an 11-month tour from April 2020 - March 2021.
Budget Description
This invitation is extended to all qualified artists with no entry fee. Artists will receive a $2500 stipend for the loan of their work, paid in two installments ($1250 at installation, and $1250 when the art work is de-installed).

Project Description
ArtAround Roswell 2020 introduces public art to a broad community, promotes appreciation of fine works of art, enhances outdoor spaces and enriches lives. We seek to have a well-balanced and diverse exhibition of sculptures with a variety of styles, types, and sizes. We seek artwork that captures the spirit and brand of Roswell, is compelling for residents and visitors, and connects to the cultural energy of the various neighborhoods and city.

Ten outdoor sculptures will be selected and installed in key locations throughout the city, park system and historical downtown Roswell. Sites may be publicly or privately owned. Photos of current sites and sculptures can be viewed at

All sculptures are for sale to the general public unless otherwise stated but must remain installed for the entirety of the eleven months of the exhibition and tour. A sales commission of 30% will go to the Roswell Arts Fund, the City’s designated arts agency, for all sculptures sold during the tour. Roswell Arts Fund conducts an annual campaign to promote the purchase of ArtAround Roswell sculptures.

A visual listing, an online brochure, map and OTOCAST app and audio will be available as a guide for the ArtAround Roswell sculpture tour. In addition, the art and artist’s profiles will be promoted on our website,, social media, city websites, emails, etc. We encourage all interested artists to visit for more information.

ArtAround Roswell is a collaboration between the Roswell Arts Fund and the City of Roswell. The sculptures are hosted by the City of Roswell, Department of Recreation and Parks and Private business owners.
Artwork Goals
Roswell Public Art Intent and Goals:
Roswell’s Public Art initiatives seek art of redeeming quality that enhances the aesthetic quality and experience of public places. The public art selected through this initiative will be of high quality, innovative, and embody our city’s Modern Spirit. Southern Soul.

Specific ArtAround Roswell Objectives include:
• Enhance the aesthetic appeal, interest, and experience of residents and visitors.
• Introduce Fine Arts to a broader population and more specifically activate and advance the discussion on Public Art (a museum without walls).
• Actualize the City of Roswell’s vision/brand to be a “premier riverside community connecting strong neighborhoods and the entrepreneurial spirit”, a City that is both modern as well as steeped in history.
• Actualize recommendations of the Imagine Roswell Arts & Culture 2030 study completed in 2015 and our Roswell Public Art Master Plan completed in 2017.
• Leverage the river, parks and downtown areas and their frequent visitors.
• Acquire at least one piece to be installed permanently in the city.
• Provide accompanying events to engage and energize the community.
• Build collaboration between the various Roswell City departments, commissions boards, business and civic organizations.
Artwork Location Description
The Roswell Arts Fund seeks to install selected sculptures and optimize fit. Most site are located in various parks locations throughout the city. The sculptures are placed on existing concrete pads. Majority of current pads are 4 x 4, though some are larger. Artwork that requires a different size pad or special equipment for installation will be considered, but specific this must be noted in the submission.

Please visit the Roswell Arts Fund website for specific site locations and their descriptions.

Images of current sites are available at
Site History
Please visit to better understand the city of Roswell, its park system and community.
Artist and Artwork Eligibility:

  • This call is open to all professional artists and artist teams. Students enrolled in degree programs are not eligible to apply. Applicants must be 18 or older.

  • Artwork preferred produced within the past four years.

  • Artwork preferred not to have been displayed in similar exhibitions within a 50-mile radius within the last three year.

  • Artwork must be original, one-of-a-kind artwork. Multiple edition work will not be considered.

  • Artwork must be structurally able to be secured to a concrete pad with anchor bolts. The majority of current pads are 4 x 4, but several are much larger. Please specify special equipment requirements.

  • Artwork must be fabricated and finished with non-hazardous materials and be maintenance free for the duration of the exhibition.

  • Artwork should be appropriate for outdoors and active pedestrian environments, safe for the public, and appropriate for all ages.

  • The selected artist(s) will be required to carry general liability insurance for the installation and for the length of the exhibition. Proof of insurance is required at the time of contracting.

Each artist may submit a maximum of THREE (3) existing artworks for consideration. Each artwork must be submitted in a separate application.

No less than 3 digital images per artwork for a maximum of (9) images. Please ensure images show various views of the artwork, as well the detail. PLEASE include at least one image that includes a person next to the sculpture, or scale figure, so to better evaluate size and scope of the artwork.

Application Requirements
Resume: 2 page(s) maximum
Work examples: 3
Artist Statement: 500 word maximum
Letter of Interest: 500 word maximum
In 500 words max., outline the artist’s interest in participating in ArtAround Roswell 2020. Tell us about the artist, the artwork, and why the artist believes their submission is a good fit for Roswell.
References: 2
Artists are allowed to apply in teams.
Artists applying as a team must split the allotted number of work examples between themselves.
Additional Requirements
Artwork purchase price Text
Site preference Text
Statement of installation requirements Text
Statement of Maintenance Text
Work Sample 1 Image/Video Upload
Work Sample 2 Image/Video Upload
Work Sample 3 Image/Video Upload
Work Sample Image List Text
Selection Information
Selection Process
Public Art Selection Process and Panel:

This panel is comprised of diverse Roswell stakeholders including business, civic and community leaders as well as art professionals. At least one person on the Panel will be an artist, one will be a community representative, and at least one person on the panel will serve as a Conservator, able to assess materials, design and siting as it relates to installation and potential maintenance costs.

The Public Art Selection Panel will seek to choose a well-balanced and diverse exhibition of sculptures with a variety of styles, types, and sizes. Ten finalists and up to three alternates will be selected.

After the submission deadline members of the Roswell Arts Fund will prescreen the applications for the Selection Panel to ensure completeness and eligibility in order to identify a list of qualified candidates with appropriate experience for this project.

The Public Art Selection Panel is not required to select from among submitted applications and reserves the right to invite artists who do not apply.
Selection Criteria
Artwork Quality and Site Fit

  • Artwork images are fluid with environment, enhances appeal and experience for residents and visitors

  • Artwork is bold, but balanced, captures spirit and brand of Roswell (today, tomorrow), creates a sense of place

  • Artwork activates conversation on Public Art, invites movement and promotes appreciation of fine works of art

  • Artwork contributes to diversity of exhibition (size, style, type)

  • Artwork complements current public inventory of art

  • Appropriate for all ages

  • Artist experience/recognition/profile, artwork overall quality, and purchase price is compatible with exhibition

  • Artwork must fit an available site and make for compelling views within the site context

  • Wow factor! Someone would get in their car to go see this artwork. Artwork makes for a good “selfie”

Implementation and Maintenance Factors:

  • Ease of installation

  • Non-maintenance and hazard free

  • Safe for the public (pedestrian and traffic patterns)

September 2019 Distribute RFP
October 18, 2019 Submissions close; applications due
November 15, 2019 Artist notification and confirmation of interest and participation. Artists receive and sign contracts by end of November 2019.
January - February 2020 Artists and installers connect to discuss installation specifics, and set a date and time for installation during March 2020
March 2020 Final Installation by Mid-March 2020
April 2020 Tour Opening & Ribbon Cutting
End of February 2021 Artworks deinstalled and returned to artists and/or buyers. Artist present at deinstallation.

Submissions will only be accepted through
If you have any issues submitting online, please contact Emma Chammah
Additional Resources
ArtAround Roswell 2020 RFP (PDF) (PDF)
Contact Information
Elan Buchen
Public Art Manager
PO Box 768136
Roswell GA 30076 United States



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