The State of Louisiana Percent for Art Program is seeking highly qualified artists or artist teams to submit proposals for the design and implementation of a safe, child-friendly enclosure/partition to be installed at a playground (along Tulane Avenue) on the grounds of the LSU Human Development Center located in New Orleans, LA.
Eligibility: Professional artists over 18 who have successfully completed at least one public artwork with a commission value of $50,000 or above
Deadline: March 1, 2019 11:59 p.m. CST
The LSU Human Development Center (HDC), located in New Orleans, LA, was established in 1974 and became a University Centers of Excellence in Developmental Disabilities, Education, Research and Service (UCEDD) in 1984.
HDC is a member of AUCD, a national network of 67 UCEDD programs. The Mission of the HDC is to provide leadership and innovation in interdisciplinary education, community service, research, and to disseminate information to strengthen and increase the capacity of local communities to support and include individuals with [developmental] disabilities and their families in all aspects of life in the community. HDC initiatives include employment and transition, K-12 education, health and clinics, and early childhood.
The Human Development Center (HDC) is part of the LSU Health School of Allied Health Professionals.
Currently, an elevated playground located on the grounds of the HDC is enclosed by a chain link fence. This playground is utilized by young school-age children.
The Percent for Art Program is managing the implementation of a safe, child-friendly enclosure/partition to be installed at a playground (along Tulane Avenue). The design goals for the space include enhancing the experience of those utilizing the playground by constructing a protective, child friendly partition that is also a work of public art, and to enhance the appearance of the building as it is experienced from the street, nearby buildings, and overhead walkways. This project will serve as the focal point for the space and therefore should reflect the mission of the Human Development Center (HDC) and its initiatives.
The development and design for the artwork should:
More detailed specifications will be given to artists selected to develop a proposal.
Selection Process and Criteria
An Art Selection Committee (the Committee) includes representatives from the Louisiana Office of Facility Planning & Control, the architectural firm that designed the facility, representatives from LSU HDC, and the State Arts Council. The Committee will review all eligible artist submissions. Submissions will be evaluated by the following criteria:
Finalists will be required to attend a site visit and present their proposals to the Committee. The proposal must include the concept, materials, size, weight, installation requirements, details of maintenance, and budget. The proposal must include a maquette and digital renderings as appropriate, which shows the physical volume of the space and allows for multiple perspectives of the artwork within the space. All proposal documents, including the maquette and renderings, will become property of the State of Louisiana and will be used for educational and/or promotional purposes of the program. Each finalist’s proposal and/or maquette may be exhibited for Committee and community consideration.
A proposal fee of up to $1,500 will be paid to finalists to offset expenses associated with development of proposals and travel to present to the Committee.
NOTE: The Percent for Art Program and the Artist Selection Committee reserve the right to reject any or all applications or proposals, to reject any finalist, or to terminate the selection process for any project without prior notice.
Submission deadline: Friday, March 1, 2019 at 11:59 P.M. CST. We cannot accept late, hand-delivered, mailed, or emailed submissions.
Notifications will be issued by the end of May 2019.
What to Submit
Artists interested in this project must prepare and submit the following (called the “submission”):
How to Submit
Submit information ONLY through the CodaWORX system.
QUESTIONS? Direct questions to Scott Finch, Director, Percent for Art Program, 225-342-8176 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org OR April Baham, Project Manager, Percent for Art Program, 225-342-6083 or email: email@example.com Visit the website: http://www.crt.state.la.us/cultural-development/arts/
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