One of the key needs of a healthy, vibrant and functional community is ease of mobility. Streets, sidewalks, transit, bike paths and trails all form a network that allow us to get where we need to go. It is a network we often take for granted, until it ceases to serve our needs or has a negative impact on our quality of life.
ART moves LOUISVILLE is an opportunity for artists to present new work, performances, and ideas around the issue of transportation and mobility in public spaces throughout the city. From the submitted responses to this Request for Information (RFI), up to five artists will be selected to develop project concepts for short-term, long-term, and event-based projects initiated in fall of 2016. The budget for the overall project series is $100,000. Individual artists’ project budgets will be determined by the artist selection panel upon review of submissions.
This RFI is an open call for artists working in visual art, performance, written and spoken word, site-specific interventions, sound, and digital media. Professional artists who are new to the field of public art and/or have experience interacting with the community are encouraged to apply. This RFI is open to professional artists and designers nationally, working individually or as a team.
Artists are invited to transform our experience of transportation systems and pedestrian corridors by addressing the following goals:
Artists are asked to provide an estimated budget range in this submission. Selected artists will develop a full project budget in their concept proposal. Each project budget will include all costs of creating the artwork, including but not limited to artist fees, travel, design, fees paid to performers and others, insurance, engineering, fabrication, site-work, shipping, installation costs and the cost of removing the work and returning the site to its original state. In addition, artists will be expected to participate in related programming and events, including at least one public lecture related to this project series.
Criteria for artist selection includes:
Anticipated Timeline (dates subject to change)
Thursday, June 9, 2016 Submissions Due
By June 27, 2016 Artists Selected
Week of July 11, 2016 Artist Site Visits
August 2016 Artist Present Concept Proposals (specific dates TBD)
Fall of 2016 Installation and Unveiling
To apply, please send the following materials by June 9, 2016:
Please save written materials as a PDF and images in JPEG format (at least 300 dpi). You may send us your materials on USB flash drive, compact disk (CD), or via email. If you email, please use a file sharing service such as an FTP or Dropbox. If you have any questions, please email or call Sarah Lindgren at 502.574.1554.
PLEASE DO NOT SEND SPECIFIC PROPOSALS AT THIS TIME.
Please send or email your materials to:
Public Art Administrator
Metro Development Center
444 S. 5th Street, Suite 600
Louisville, Kentucky 40202