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2D – Pilot Park in the Easton Park Community

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Budget: $100,000
Activated: 11/16/2022
Deadline: 01/12/2023
 
Call Summary
Brookfield Residential is seeking to commission a Texas artist or team of artists to create a new one-of-a-kind permanent artwork installation that will utilize or reference airplanes and/or airplane parts for 2D - Pilot Park. The artwork will become part of a growing collection of artworks commissioned for community parks located within in Easton Park, a vibrant housing community just twelve miles east of downtown Austin.
 
Budget Description
The artwork budget for 2D - Pilot Park is $100,000. This budget amount is inclusive of all costs associated with delivering and installing a complete work including design, fabrication, engineering, permitting, and incidental costs.
 
Project Description
Brookfield Residential is seeking to commission a Texas artist or team of artists to create a new one-of-a-kind permanent artwork installation that will utilize or reference airplanes and/or airplane parts for 2D - Pilot Park. The commissioned artwork for 2D - Pilot Park should engage with the theme of the park and honor the significance of airplane flight in a compelling and unexpected way.

The artwork will become part of a growing collection of artworks commissioned for community parks located within in Easton Park, a vibrant housing community just twelve miles east of downtown Austin. Each of the community parks within Easton Park invite engagement with visitors of all ages and create a variety of opportunities, experiences, and a range of settings for families to gather.

Maintenance
Artists are encouraged to consider the long-term maintenance needs of artwork sited in an exterior location in 2D - Pilot Park and to consider highly-durable, low-maintenance materials to ensure the longevity of individual pieces. The completed work will be maintained by the homeowners’ association.
 
Artwork Goals
Guiding Principles
Guiding principles identified as priorities for the art commissions at Easton Park include:

The Best of Austin. From live music to gorgeous outdoor spaces, Easton Park embodies the aspects of Austin living that everyone enjoys. We are committed to strengthening the connective cultural tissue between the heart of Austin and Easton Park.

Inclusivity. Easton Park is a neighborhood for everyone. We are proud of the diversity of our residents, the way they welcome each other and demonstrate every day what it means to be a good neighbor.

Authenticity. We don’t have to boast or embellish — the beauty of our community and the quality of our neighbors speak for themselves. That’s why, as often we can, we express our brand through the true stories of community and neighbors.
 
Artwork Location Description
Easton Park is a 2,700-acre master-planned community with residential homes of all types as well as parks, green space, amenities, schools, retail space and much more. When complete, it will include more than 10,000 residential units. The parks are vital to the community, featuring more than 350 acres of open space and 13.1 miles of planned trails.
 
Eligibility
This request for qualifications is open to any professional artist or artist team residing in Texas. Preference may be given to artists in the Austin area.
 
Application Requirements
Resume: 3 page(s) maximum
Work examples: 10 - 20
 
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
Artists will be selected by a panel representing at a minimum (1) an artist or arts professional familiar with public art, (2) a representative of the developer Brookfield Residential, and (3) a landscape architect familiar with the setting and context of 2D - Pilot Park in which the artwork will be located.
 
Selection Criteria
The following criteria will be considered by the selection in recommending up to three artists for a shortlist for interview:

(1) Artistic experience as demonstrated in previously completed artwork. Prior public art experience is not a requirement to evaluate artistic accomplishment.

(2) Demonstrated accomplishment in completing artistic projects on time and on budget.

(3) Aesthetic as demonstrated in previously completed artwork and alignment with the goals and intent for the artwork commission for 2D - Pilot Park.

Commitment to Cultural Equity
Easton Park is a residential community that strives to reflect the cultural diversity and range of experiences and perspectives that make the City of Austin a vibrant and engaging urban environment that cultivates creativity. This commitment to cultural equity and diversity will be reflected in the panelists selecting artists to create artwork for Easton Park as well as in the artists selected. This commitment to supporting a diversity of perspectives and experiences will include but is not limited to those with backgrounds as Indigenous Sovereign Nations and Native Peoples, Black or African-American, Asian-American and Pacific Islander, Hispanic and LatinX, Arab-American, and mestizo, mixed-origin and non-declared or self-declared origins. This commitment to diversity also includes differing physical abilities and constraints, sexual orientation or status as LGBTQIA across all other backgrounds or aspects of individual identity.



 
Timeline
-The application deadline is Thursday, January 12, 2023, 5:00 PM CST.

-Up to three artists will be selected based upon quality of previously completed artworks to interview with the selection panel.

-One or more artists may be selected to develop a preliminary proposal selected artist(s) will receive an honorarium of $500.00 for developing and presenting a preliminary proposal.

-Artwork will be designed, fabricated and installed by September, 2023.
 
Additional Resources
https://www.eastonparkatx.com
Renderings of 2D - Pilot Park Design 1 (PDF)
Renderings of 2D - Pilot Park Design 2 (PDF)
 
Contact Information
Greg Esser
922 N 5th Street
Phoenix AZ 85004 United States
602-614-8727
gregesser@cox.net
 

 

 

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