Call for ARTISTS: Public Art Sculpture Project
Madison/Milton Bridge Gateway Madison, Indiana
The City of Madison Public Arts Commission and the Madison Area Arts Alliance is seeking qualified sculptor artists to create a unique piece of artwork to be displayed at the entrance to Madison, Indiana, a National Historic Landmark District community and the small town of Milton, Kentucky located on the Ohio River. This is a highly visible piece of work and will be the focal point at the foot-end of the Madison/Milton Bridge and located on the historic US 421 Michigan Road (Harrison Street) and is the southern-most entry into the State of Indiana.
ARTIST (OR A TEAM MEMBER) MUST BE AN INDIANA RESIDENT OR A NATIVE OF INDIANA
About the Project:
All pieces of artwork/sculpture must meet the following basic requirements:
The budget for the project is $175,000 including installation. This is a public/private partnership and will require proper financial reporting for all work and expenditures.
The time for the project RFQ to final installation is May 2023 – June 2024.
Phase 1: Request for Qualifications
All Artists must send a letter of interest and qualifications in digital form to firstname.lastname@example.org Attention: Tony Steinhardt III c/o The City of Madison-Office of Economic & Redevelopment/Attention Public Arts Commission. All artists and letters of interest must be received by 12:00pm noon (EST) Friday, May 19, 2023.
Cover Letter/Letter of Intent with artist bio;
Artist must include three professional references from clients/professional contacts phone/email;
Photographs of similar work or evidence of artist’s ability to produce final product, showing examples, location of work, and detailed drawings of past work (minimum of 5) pieces/various views are encouraged.
Phase 2: Design Phase (Artist will receive compensation)
The selection team will contact up to three finalists to travel to Madison, Indiana on Wednesday, June 21, 2023, for a community tour and to visit the site.
Finalists will be contacted via phone and email.
Finalists will receive compensation of $5,000.
Finalists are responsible for expenses associated with this visit and the final presentation including travel, lodging, and meals.
Phase 3: Presentation of Final Design
The finalists will return to Madison on Thursday, September 7, 2023, to make a final presentation to a seven-member selection committee and the Public Arts Commission at a public meeting.
Final Presentation requirements include:
Model form or computer-generated presentation of proposed sculpture;
Artist’s statement about the proposed sculpture;
Detailed description of the proposed sculpture;
Specification of medium, materials, weight, and dimensions;
Detailed fabrication process;
Timeline for project including design, fabrication, and installation;
Detailed budget-to include all associated costs for completion.
Phase 4: Final Selection/Announcement
The final selection of the winning artist will be made at the Public Arts Commission public meeting on Thursday, October 5, 2023.
For additional information
Contact: City of Madison Office of Economic and Redevelopment, 101 W. Main Street, Madison, IN 47250, email@example.com or Madison Area Arts Alliance, 326 Mulberry St, Madison, IN 47250 firstname.lastname@example.org