RCP Companies, The Community Foundation of Greater Huntsville, Redstone Federal Credit Union, the City of Huntsville and Arts Huntsville are seeking Statements of Qualifications from artists interested in creating artwork to be sited in Huntsville’s Big Spring Park and adjacent CityCentre at Big Spring development in the City’s downtown arts and entertainment district.
Budget: $530,000 (includes landscaping)
Eligibility: Professional artists over 18
Deadline: 02/15/2019 5:00 PM Central Time
The CityCentre Public Art Project is a collaboration between the developer, RCP Companies, The Community Foundation of Greater Huntsville, Redstone Federal Credit Union, the City of Huntsville and Arts Huntsville. Arts Huntsville is managing the project and the artwork will be owned by the City of Huntsville.
Three sites have been identified for the artwork: a renovated plaza area in the City’s iconic Big Spring Park and a plaza area in the interior of RCP Companies’ new CityCentre mixed-use development, and a pocket park adjacent to Redstone Federal Credit Union’s new branch located along Downtown Huntsville’s developing greenway system. The park plaza is approximately 30’ by 60’. The CityCentre plaza is a triangular area approximately 60’ by 60’. The triangular pocket park is approximately .10 acre with an opportunity to site the artwork in the southern portion of the space adjacent to the intersection of Pelham Avenue and Joseph E. Lowery Boulevard. (Preliminary plans for Pelham Park are currently in development and will be available for review and discussion during April 2019 artist site visit in Huntsville.)
The artwork can be sited anywhere within the available sites so long as it does not interfere with pedestrian or vehicular traffic (see attached site plan for the general zones acceptable for installation).
The selected artist or artistic team may engage a landscape architect to coordinate the siting of the work, and to ensure that the surrounding landscape and hardscape are in visual harmony with the work.
With this public art installation, it is the goal of RCP Properties, The Community Foundation of Greater Huntsville, Redstone Federal Credit Union, the City of Huntsville and Arts Huntsville to achieve the following:
Artist Scope of Work
The anticipated services to be performed shall consist of, but not necessarily be limited to, the following:
The artist/artistic team for the CityCentre commission will be selected through an open call process. A selection panel with representatives from the project partners will review the applications, consider the sites for the artwork and the project goals, and shortlist up to four semi-finalists to attend site visits in Huntsville. Selected semi-finalists will be invited to propose artwork based on the project criteria. Up to four semi-finalist artists or artistic teams will receive $3,000 as an honorarium to create and present a design proposal. Out-of-town artists (or a member of the artistic team) will be reimbursed for travel to attend both the site visit and proposal presentation in Huntsville, and lodging will be provided. The panel will reconvene to review the semi-finalists proposals and award the commission.
Semi-finalists and the project finalist will be selected by demonstrating the following:
The panel reserves the right to make no selection from the submitted application or semi-finalists’ proposals. Arts Huntsville, together with the project partners, has the right to issue additional solicitations for Qualifications and reserves the right to withdraw this call at any time.
How to Submit
Applications will only be received through the CaFE system, at this link: https://artist.callforentry.org/festivals_unique_info.php?ID=5945
QUESTIONS? Send all questions to be received by February 4, 2019 to: Alex Abel-Boozer, by email at email@example.com (please reference project name “CityCentre Project” in the subject line).
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