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The Public Art Commission of the Town of Wake Forest, North Carolina, invites artists or artist teams who are United States citizens and reside in certain states to submit qualifications for site specific public art at a new community center building. It is desired that the finished project be integrated with the architecture and/or site elements.
Budget: $100,000, to cover all artist fees, design, testing, fabrication and installation, including but not limited to travel, public meeting presentations, administration, permits, fees, taxes and insurance relating to the project.
Artist must be a U.S. citizen over the age of 18, be a professional artist, and must reside in one of the following states: Alabama, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Maryland, Mississippi, New Jersey, North Carolina, Ohio, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia, West Virginia, and Washington D.C. Artists are allowed to apply in teams. Artists applying as a team must split the allotted number of work examples between themselves.
Deadline: 07/07/2017 5:00 PM Central Time
The Town of Wake Forest Parks, Recreation, and Cultural Resources Department is building a new Community Center within E. Carroll Joyner Park as part of phase two of the master plan, which also includes the addition of a band shell to the existing amphitheater. Design of the Joyner Park facility has begun and the selected artist will work with the design and construction team through the duration of the project to create an impactful, integrated project. The developed artwork should reflect both the Parks, Recreation, and Cultural Resources Department and the community it serves. The selected artist(s) will be expected to engage with department staff, the design team, and area residents to develop the concept for their work. The artwork should assist in creating an appealing facility that addresses and welcomes community residents.
E. Carroll Joyner Park was developed to provide a recreational area for the citizens of Wake Forest, North Carolina through a multi-phased master plan. The town of Wake Forest opened E. Carroll Joyner Park phase one in August 2009. Located at 701 Harris Road, the 117-acre park is one of the area’s most popular outdoor destinations featuring three miles of paved walking trails, a 1,000-lawn-seat amphitheater and performance garden. The park features many community events including movies in the park, a summer concert series and TRACK Trails, an initiative promoting kids in parks.
This opportunity should achieve a cohesive and unique aesthetic experience that is distinguished from, yet sensitive to, the architecture of the Joyner Park facility.
The selection process will have two stages. During the first stage, the Artist Selection Panel will evaluate qualifications of artists based on five criteria: artistic merit; place making experience; experience in collaborative public art processes; project management experience; and technical expertise.
The selection panel will determine a shortlist of three to five artist or artist team finalists who will be invited to Wake Forest for interviews. Finalists will receive a stipend of $1000 to cover travel and related expenses associated with the interview. In addition to reviewing qualifications and previous experience in detail, panelists will discuss with the finalists their approaches to the project and respond to questions. A specific proposal is not expected from the artist or artist team at the interview.
The selection panel will recommend an artist or team of artists to the Public Art Commission and the Wake Forest Board of Commissioners for final approval. Upon approval, the artist or team of artists will enter into contractual agreement which will further identify the scope of services and budget for the project.
The artist(s) will be selected on the basis of the following criteria, as evidenced in application materials and conversations with listed references:
Please review the full RFQ, available at PublicArtist.org, before applying!
How to Submit
Applications up to 10 MBs can be sent as email attachments to Debra Horton, firstname.lastname@example.org
Artists may instead send applications via Dropbox.com with a sharing link to Debra Horton, as above.
QUESTIONS? Contact Katelyn Ottaway, email@example.com
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