The City of Manhattan Beach, California, invites artists, as individuals or teams, to submit qualifications for the design and implementation of a public art project at the Manhattan Beach City Hall. The proposed location is in the entry way to City Hall.
Eligibility: Professional artists residing in the United States who have successfully completed at least 2 permanent art installation or design projects valued over $150,000
Deadline: 02/13/2019 4:00 PM Central Time
Elements of the Manhattan Beach City Hall public art project may:
Artwork Location Description
The site is located in the City Hall Lobby area and will replace a mural that is being moved to another location. There is a grand staircase that runs between the upper and lower floors. Submissions that address the whole space, including both upper and lower floors, furniture, and fixtures are encouraged.
Manhattan Beach schools have robust visual arts programs and the Manhattan Beach Art in Public Places Program is interested in incorporating school children and other members of the community in the design and development of Artist’s works or creating teaching opportunities for students and/or community members with working artists. For artists proposing the inclusion of community participants, including Manhattan Beach Unified School youth, a stipend of $1,500.00 is available, independent of the call’s budget, to support the effort. Participation can be in the design, fabrication or installation of the proposed art work(s) or an educational opportunity for an apprentice or multiple students in the Artist’s studio or lab space or at the project site. An additional optional narrative of the proposal for community participation can be submitted with the Artist qualifications at the time of application or after selection, should the Artist wish to explore this opportunity.
Review all insurance requirements prior to submitting at: http://www.citymb.info/cityhallpublicart
(subject to change)
Artist Selection Process
Applications will be pre-screened by City staff to ensure that applicants meet the minimum qualifications.
The Art in Public Places Committee (APPC) is the Selection Panel and is comprised of:
The Selection Panel will identify finalists to create conceptual design proposals. Artists selected to design conceptual proposals will be required to attend a project orientation with representatives from the City, regulatory agencies, and other project stakeholders. Artists will be given 10 to 12 weeks to develop design concepts. The concepts will be placed on display in City Hall for a two-week period during which the public may comment, though not vote on, the proposals. The Selection Panel then review the final submissions, and rank them to recommend an artist or artist team for consideration by the City of Manhattan Beach Cultural Arts Commission. The Commission will review and make a recommendation to the City Council for final approval and appropriation of funds.
Artists will be selected to produce design concepts based on the following criteria:
The honorarium for the submission of the conceptual design proposal is $3,000.00, plus $1,000.00 in pre-approved travel expenses (if applicable), as well as reimbursable costs for the shipping of the proposal display materials for the presentation, not exceeding $4,000.00.
Please make sure you have submitted, correctly labeled, emailed to the correct address, and correctly addressed the email Subject line. Any incomplete applications may be rejected from the process. Any emails and materials not named/labeled/subjected correctly may be lost or misplaced due to high volume of submissions.
Please note: All artists must read through and acknowledge acceptance of the terms of the City’s Public Art Agreement prior to finalist presentation to City Council. The terms of the agreement are non-negotiable and failure to accept the terms of the agreement will result in disqualification from the project at the conceptual design proposal phase.
Applicants must submit at least 6 (six) and up to 10 (ten) separate images of prior works of the scale and nature proposed for the Manhattan Beach City Hall project.Submit each image as a PDF or JPEG file, named as follows: ArtistLastName_ArtistFirstName_Image_Number.pdf Number all images sequentially starting with 1, make sure this numbering corresponds to the image list.
How To Submit
Email all images and application materials to: Submissions@citymb.info
Subject line: City Hall Mural RFQ ArtistLastName ArtistFirstName
Please keep in mind: we are anticipating a large number of submissions and materials, any emails NOT SUBJECTED CORRECTLY may get lost in the volume and will be difficult to search for when needed.
Application materials must be received no later than 4:00 PM PST on February 13, 2019.
QUESTIONS? Email Martin Betz, Cultural Arts Manager, firstname.lastname@example.org
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