The City of Minneapolis invites experienced public artists to apply to design and create public art for the Green Crescent, part of the I-35W Transit/Access Project. The Green Crescent is a one-block stretch of land that runs adjacent to Stevens Avenue and I-35W between Lake Street and Midtown Greenway. It will serve as a high quality pedestrian/bicycle link for community members, commuters, visitors, and anyone using this link to make a connection between the Midtown Greenway, Lake Street and the new transit facility and plaza.
Application Deadline: December 12, 4 p.m. CST
Eligibility: Public artists residing in the Midwest.
About The Green Crescent Public Art Project
The City is seeking an experienced artist/artist team to collaborate with the steering committee, community, and community artists in creating public art for this project. Possible art opportunities include gateways or wayfinding artworks integrated into the space, pavement treatments on the pedestrian trail, artistic treatment of seat walls, and a light installation. Some goals of the public art project include:
The total budget for the public art project is $250,000, including design. The selected artist/artist team will be contracted for $12,000 for design. Once the design is approved, the City will then enter into a contract with the selected artist/artist team for fabrication. This budget should cover any and all of the costs and expenses associated with fulfilling the artist’s responsibilities, including travel.
Artists/artist teams will collaborate with the project staff and steering committee. The artists/artist team’s responsibilities include:
Design and Engagement:
Communications and Administration:
Maintenance and Fabrication:
Installation and Site Preparation:
Copyright and Ownership:
Who is Eligible to Apply
The project is open to public artists residing in the Midwest. This project is seeking artists/artist teams who are practicing artists with professional artistic resumes. Artists may apply individually or as teams. While there’s no restriction to the number of participating members, smaller teams are recommended. Teams should be adequately sized to ensure simplicity in project management and communications. A lead contact must be identified and stated upon application. Note that the entire team will receive the same size design fee as a single artist. It is highly recommended that all members of the proposed team have previous experience and show evidence of working together as a team on at least one public art project. Architectural, engineering and design firms, galleries, organizations, and public art consultants/project managers are not eligible to apply or to be part of the applying team.
What to Submit
Artwork Samples: Images that do not meet the required formats may not be considered.
Written Materials: Proposal packets should be submitted in 8 1/2 x 11 pdf format. Please include:
Resume: A current resume(s) of all of the artists involved, including information on background and ability to conduct the tasks listed. Up to two pages per artist.
Image List: A completed copy of the image list form, available from http://www.minneapolismn.gov/finance/procurement/rfp
References: The names, addresses, and daytime phone numbers of three references who can speak about your ability as an artist and, a collaborator, and if relevant, as a team.
Proposals should be emailed, strictly following the requirements listed, to RFP.Responses@minneapolismn.gov. Please note that this mailbox has a limit of 10MB, and you will most likely need to email a link to your full application at a document storage website, such as Dropbox, or send multiple emails. Late applications and applications that do not follow these guidelines may not be considered.
Questions: Questions regarding this proposal should be submitted in email to: Ann.Godfrey@minneapolismn.gov by November 30. All questions and answers will be compiled and posted online as an addendum to this Call for Artists. Do not contact other contractors or City staff working on this project.
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