IN FLUX Cycle 9 Partner Cities invite artists across all disciplines to create temporary public artworks in a wide variety of locations throughout the Valley.
Budget: $5,000 or $10,000
Eligibility: Professional visual, performing, or spoken word artists
Deadline: 09/20/2019 9:59 PM Central Time
IN FLUX demonstrates a holistic approach to temporary public art through a showcase of site-specific projects by visual artists working in various mediums and performing artists who specialize in dance, theater, music or spoken word. These opportunities provide artists a chance to expand their skills, challenge their creativity, and garner public recognition for their work. Presented simultaneously by 6 Partner Cities, IN FLUX fosters the notion of the Valley as one art community. IN FLUX creates connections between community organizations, city governments, local businesses, artists, and audiences. IN FLUX Partner Cities: Peoria, Chandler, Phoenix, Scottsdale, Tempe, and Glendale.
In your application submission, please include the opportunity you are interested in. This does not guarantee that the selection panel will place you in that specific opportunity however it will give the panelists a better idea of how you would approach this opportunity.
Artwork Location Description
CHANDLER: Pedestals on Arizona Avenue between Chicago St and Boston St. The pedestals are roughly 24” high and 42” in diameter. There is more than one pedestal available, and the artwork could go on one or more of the pedestals. All pedestals are outside, and artworks will need to be able to stand up to the elements. Artworks will be bolted to the pedestals, and artist should take care to cover the attachment points to keep the transition from artwork to pedestal as clean and secure as possible.
GLENDALE: The lobby of City Hall, 5850 W Glendale Ave. – To the left of the security/information desk is a floor to ceiling space. Desire is that the artwork utilize the verticality. The space is adjacent to windows; thus the selected artwork can be seen from the outside as well as greet visitors and City staff and government officials. Please keep in mind that security will prohibit covering the windows.
PHOENIX: Four performance-based commissions will be awarded to individual or teams of artists, musicians, dancers, etc. Times and locations will be determined in the design process. The works should hold the potential to be portable and be presented in highly visible and accessible public areas, including community centers, parks, and libraries throughout the City of Phoenix.
Please keep the following in mind when creating your proposal:
The above timeline may be varied at the discretion of the applicable partner city/cities.
Each partnering city will hold their own selection panel for their site(s). The selection panelists will make recommendations based on the specific nature of each site. Once these recommendations have been made, the IN FLUX partners will meet to determine final locations for selected artists to ensure placement is feasible and there is diversity within the IN FLUX collection for Cycle 9. Members of each panel will include artists, arts professionals, and community members. The selection panels will meet in mid-October; artists will be notified shortly thereafter.
Selected artists will be contracted by each commissioning agency and work directly with the project manager designated by their assigned partnering organization. All artists will be notified of selection results via e-mail in October and given the opportunity to request feedback from the selection panel.
What to Submit
All requirements listed below must be met or the application will be removed from consideration.
NOTE: All written documents (resume, letter, image list) should be saved into a PDF format and uploaded to the Submittable site. All images should be saved as JPEGS for upload. If applying as a team, please select a team lead as a point of contact for all communications and enter their name here. Artists applying as a member of a team are not eligible to also apply as an individual. Please provide the following materials:
How to Submit
The entire submission must be completed ONLINE ONLY on Submittable
QUESTIONS? Contact firstname.lastname@example.org
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