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Public Art Memorial to COVID-19 Victims at Lake Roland

THIS CALL HAS CLOSED.

 
Budget: $100,000
Activated: 06/01/2021
Deadline: 07/01/2021
 
Call Summary
COVID-19 has claimed the lives of more than 8800 Marylanders, including more than 1500 Baltimore County residents, since Baltimore County Executive Johnny Olszewski declared a local state of emergency on March 13, 2020. To honor the lives lost and all those affected by COVID-19, Baltimore County Arts Guild (BCAG) and Baltimore County, Maryland are partnering to seek a highly creative and dynamic public art concept representing hope, unity, and healing. The free-standing public art will be installed at Lake Roland Park, near walking and biking paths, and among acres of open space. The goal of this initiative is a finished public art project that will exist as a commemorative piece to honor the memory of those affected by this global pandemic, provide a place for remembrance and reconciliation, and create a meditative space.
 
Budget Description
Stipends of $2,000 will be awarded to three semi-finalists to aid in further development of design proposal concepts

Up to $100,000 will be made available to support the design, fabrication, engineering and installation of the artwork. Travel expenses are not included
 
Project Description
To honor the lives lost and all those affected by COVID-19, Baltimore County Arts Guild (BCAG) and Baltimore County, Maryland are partnering to seek a highly creative and dynamic public art concept representing hope, unity, and healing.
 
Artwork Goals
The goal of this initiative is a finished public art project that will exist as a commemorative piece to honor the memory of the toll from this global pandemic, provide a place for remembrance and reconciliation, and create a meditative space.
 
Artwork Location Description
The free-standing public art will be installed at Lake Roland Park, near walking and biking paths, and among acres of open space. The potential sites have been identified for the installation, as seen in the map on the next page.
 
Site History
The finished public art will be installed at Lake Roland Park. To learn more about the park and its history visit: https://www.lakeroland.org/park
 
Eligibility
This call to artists is open to all professional individual artists or teams of artists over the age of 18. Priority is given to those living or working in Maryland and applicants with previous work experience in public art. Artists living or working in the Baltimore region are especially encouraged to apply. All applications must be received by July 1, 2021 at 1:00 PM. Late applications will not be considered.

 
Application Requirements
Resume: 2 page(s) maximum
Work examples: 1 - 15
Letter of Interest: 500 word maximum
A statement of interest that is no longer than one typed page, PDF only; A resume or CV (two pages maximum) for each artist applying, especially if a member of a team, PDF only; Two written references with recommender’s contact information. No longer than one typed page, from people with whom you have worked on a public art project. PDF only. Only complete applications will be shown to the Artist Selection Committee.
References: 2
 
Artists are allowed to apply in teams.
Artists applying as a team must split the allotted number of work examples between themselves.
 
Selection Information
Selection Process
The Artist Selection Committee, representing diverse interests and expertise to review the qualifications, will choose up to three artists or teams of artists for consideration from the applications received online.

Selection criteria include credentials, prior work experience, and overall capacity to complete the project. Specifically:
• Work samples or portfolio should reflect a high standard of artistic excellence, quality and craftsmanship
• Concepts should exhibit innovation and creativity.
• Applicant should have experience with implementing concepts that are durable, resistant to vandalism and weather, and structurally sound.
• Experience in completing projects on time and on budget, working with other professionals including fabricators, landscape architects, engineers and government entities.

Each semi-finalist will be asked to develop a proposal, for which each will be receive a $2,000 stipend to assist with further development of the proposed project. Artists may apply as a team, but the team, if chosen, will be given a single stipend. Semi-finalists will be given eight weeks to develop their final proposals.

Semi-finalists are urged to attend one or more of the community meetings scheduled for June 24th, June 26th, and July 1st. These meetings will be recorded. If unable to attend, the semi-finalists should plan to view the recording and incorporate the community feedback into their proposal. There will also be opportunities for site visits either in person or virtually.

FINALIST SELECTION PROCESS: Each artist or team who is chosen as a semi-finalist will be asked to present their proposal to the Artist Selection Committee, in person or virtually if necessary. About 45 minutes will be allowed for each presentation and follow-up questions. The proposals should include (1) a written description of the proposed artwork including dimensions, materials, colors and finishes; (2) a three dimensional model; (3) a detailed budget for the artwork; (4) a working schedule from design development to installation; and (5) a preliminary statement of what maintenance might be required which will be updated and submitted just prior to installation.

Following the presentation of proposals from the semi-finalists, the Artist Selection Committee intends to select the finalist. The Artist Selection Committee may choose to select no finalist if submissions are not approved by the Committee. Results will be announced on or about September 17, 2021. The selected artist(s) will begin working with the project manager, landscape architects, and any development team to develop their proposals further and to create shop drawings for fabrication. Final artwork designs must be reviewed by the Artist Selection Committee and the development team and approved before the artists can proceed to fabrication. It is anticipated that installation of the artwork will occur by April, 2022.
 
Selection Criteria
Selection criteria include credentials, prior work experience, and overall capacity to complete the project. Specifically:
• Work samples or portfolio should reflect a high standard of artistic excellence, quality and craftsmanship
• Concepts should exhibit innovation and creativity.
• Applicant should have experience with implementing concepts that are durable, resistant to vandalism and weather, and structurally sound.
• Experience in completing projects on time and on budget, working with other professionals including fabricators, landscape architects, engineers and government entities.
 
Timeline
Press Release: May 26, 2021
Call Opens: June 1, 2021
Entry Application Deadline: July 1, 2021
Community Meetings: June 24, June 26, July 1
Semi-Finalists Announced & Notified: about July 16, 2021
Site Visits/ Virtual or In Person: Last two weeks of July
Semi-finalists’ Proposal Development: July 16, 2021 – September 10, 2021
Semi-Finalists Presentations: September 13, 14 or 15, 2021
Finalist Notified and Announced: September 17, 2021
Proposal Development Phase: September 30 to October 29, 2021
Contract Signed on or about: October 29, 2021
Final Design Phase and Fabrication: November 1, 2021 – April, 2022
Installation: April – May, 2022
 
Additional Resources
www.bcartsguild.org/lakeroland
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Contact Information
Baltimore County Arts Guild
1101 Maiden Choice Lane
Baltimore MD 21229 United States
410-744-8555
director@bcartsguild.org
 

 

 

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