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ArtAround Roswell Sculpture Tour 2021

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Budget: $2,500
Activated: 12/18/2020
Deadline: 02/01/2021
 
Call Summary
Roswell Arts Fund and the City of Roswell, Georgia invites artists to submit proposals of existing and new outdoor art works for consideration for ArtAround Roswell 2021, a Sculpture Tour; a temporary, monumental 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 May 2021 - March 2022.
 
Budget Description
This invitation is extended to all qualified artists with no entry fee. Roswell Arts Fund seeks to have a diverse and inclusive selection pool that represents the diversity and vibrancy of the Roswell communities.
Artists will receive a $2500 stipend for the loan of their work, paid in two installments ($1250 upon execution of contract, and $1250 when the artwork is deinstalled).
 
Project Description
ArtAround Roswell 2021 showcases diverse and varied sculptural works, bringing joy, and improving quality of life to Roswell’s public spaces. This year, the theme for consideration for exhibition is about CONNECTION. Panelists and artists are asked to submit their proposals that feature connection –
For example:
• How does the art connect to its environment?
• How does the art connect to the place? Perhaps to history?
• What is the connection between the audience and the work?

Sculptures will be selected and installed throughout the city, including within existing parks and historical downtown Roswell. Sites may be publicly or privately owned. Existing sites and sculptures can be viewed at www.roswellartsfund.org.

All sculptures are for sale to the public unless otherwise stated but must remain installed for the entirety of the eleven months of the exhibition and tour.

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
ArtAround Roswell 2021 showcases diverse and varied sculptural works, bringing joy, and improving quality of life to Roswell’s public spaces. This year, the theme for consideration for exhibition is about CONNECTION. Panelists and artists are asked to submit their proposals that feature connection –
For example:
• How does the art connect to its environment?
• How does the art connect to the place? Perhaps to history?
• What is the connection between the audience and the work?

Specific ArtAround Roswell Objectives include:
• Enhance the aesthetic appeal, interest, and experience of residents and visitors.
• Bring the arts throughout the city and advance the discussion on the role Public Art can play in shaping public/private developments and quality of life.
• Showcase new and returning artist works, raising the quality of art experienced year to year.
 
Artwork Location Description
• Sites are located throughout the city of Roswell. Some sites do have cement pads, though these are not guaranteed or required. These existing pads are 4’x4’x6” in size. All exhibition space is outdoors and accessible to the public. Artwork should be appropriate for all ages.
• Images of current sculptures and sites are available at www.roswellartsfund.org
 
Site History
Please visit www.roswellgov.com to better understand the city of Roswell, its parks, rive, and community.
 
Eligibility
Artist and Artwork Eligibility:
• This call is open to all artists and artist teams. Applicants must be 18 or older.
• Artwork must be an original, one-of-a-kind artwork.
• Please specify special equipment and installation requirements. 4’x4’ cement pads are available for anchoring.
• Artwork must be fabricated and finished in a manner that presents no danger to the public. This includes hazardous chemicals or treatments, surfaces that are rough or sharp, or any loose components susceptible to failure. The works must be able to be “maintenance free” for the duration of the exhibition.
• All exhibition space is outdoors and accessible to the public. Artwork should be 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 of 6’ height, so to better evaluate size and scope of the artwork.
 
Application Requirements
Resume: 2 page(s) maximum
Work examples: 1 - 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 2021. Tell us about the artist, the artwork, and why the artist believes their submission represents the theme of CONNECTION.
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
Statement of installation requirements. Text
Work Sample 1 Image/Video Upload
Work Sample 2 Image/Video Upload
Work Sample 3 Image/Video Upload
Work Sample Image/Video 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.

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. 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 to identify a list of qualified candidates with appropriate experience for this project.

The Public Art Selection Panel reserves the right to solicit additional submissions publicly or directly to individual artists should the panel decide by majority that there are insufficient submissions for consideration.
 
Selection Criteria
EVALUATION CRITERIA
Each proposal submitted will be evaluated on the following criteria:
CONCEPT
• Is the sculpture original?
• How does the work reflect the theme of connection?
ARTISTIC MERIT
• Does the project demonstrate high artistic merit?
• Is it artistically engaging and stimulating? Will it be appreciated by the public?
• Do the other examples of work submitted support the artistic merit/quality/fabrication of the proposed sculpture?
FEASIBILITY
• Does the artist have the experience to execute the proposal?
• Would the piece negatively impact the public’s health & safety in any way? (e.g. no sharp edges or elements which might present a possible danger to the public)
• Will the structural and artistic integrity be maintained for the duration of the exhibition or the intended duration of the proposal?
 
Timeline
December 2020 Distribute RFP
February 1, 2021 Submissions close; applications due
February 26, 2021 Artist notification and confirmation of interest and participation. Artists receive and sign contracts by March 12, 2021.
March - April 2021 Artists and installers connect to discuss installation specifics, and set a date and time for installation during April-May 2021
First two weeks May 2021 Final Installation by Mid-May
May 2021 Tour Opening & Ribbon Cutting
End of March 2022 Artworks deinstalled and returned to artists and/or buyers. Artist present at deinstallation.

Applications must be received no later than February 1, 2021.
Electronic submissions may be submitted via Publicartist.org
Mailed Submissions - Hard copy, mailed submissions must be on 8.5 x 11 paper and received at the address – P.O. Box 76813, Roswell GA 30076
Email Submissions may be sent to elan@roswellartsfund.org.
Contact elan@roswellartsfund.org for any assistance.
Submitted applications will serve as an agreement to the conditions herein stated for exhibiting in ArtAround Roswell.
 
Additional Resources
https://roswellartsfund.org/initiatives/art-around-roswell/current-sculptures/
Download ArtAround Sculpture Tour 2021 RFP (PDF)
 
Contact Information
Elan Buchen
Public Art Manager
PO Box 768136
Roswell GA 30076 United States
elan@roswellartsfund.org
912-224-1352
 
Submission Instructions
Mailing Address
ATTN - Public Art Manager P.O. Box 76813, Roswell GA 30076
Mailing Submission Instructions
Hard copy, mailed submissions must be on 8.5 x 11 paper
 
Email Address
elan@roswellartsfund.org
Emailing Submission Instructions
None found.
 

 

 

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