Arts & Science Council (ASC) is accepting qualifications from professional artists and professional artist teams for two original and site-specific art commissions as part of the “Concourse A Expansion–Phase Two” program at Charlotte Douglas International Airport (CLT).
BUDGET: $700,000 and $200,000
ELIGIBILITY: Professional artists; architects must have completed at least 3 public art projects (as distinct from infrastructure design) in the last 5 years
DEADLINE: October 4, 2019 11:59 p.m. E.S.T.
View full RFQ with site images here.
Charlotte Douglas International Airport has undergone remarkable growth over the past decade, serving approximately 175 nonstop destinations around the globe and welcomes more than 46 million passengers annually. Accordingly, CLT recently initiated a $2.5 billion capital investment program called “Destination CLT” that encompasses several terminal and airfield improvement and expansion projects intended to accommodate passenger growth forecasts through the year 2035. “Concourse A Expansion – Phase I”, a component of the Destination CLT program completed in 2018, created an addition of nine gates north of the existing terminal to accommodate expanding air service and replace several existing gates. The new Concourse A consists of approximately 232,000 square feet and a new connector featuring a programmable lighting array embedded in exterior metal fins along the 850 foot long façade and the public artwork “Interconnected” by Refik Anadol. Phase Two of the Concourse A expansion will extend the new concourse and integrated lighting feature to the north for a total length of approximately 2,550 feet and an additional 10 gates.
SCOPE OF WORK AND LOCATIONS
The CLT Concourse A – Phase II Art Program is comprised of 2 opportunities for permanent, integrated artworks, each with differing budgets dependent on the projects’ respective size, prominence of location, and anticipated material and fabrication needs. The final project locations and scopes will be determined by ASC in close collaboration with CLT Airport and the project design team, with careful consideration of input from the selected artists or artist teams.
Suspended Artwork at Concourse A.
Dates provided are estimates based upon ASC’s current knowledge of preliminary project schedules and are only intended to assist artists in determining their own availability to participate in the program. Above dates in no way represent final approved schedules and are subject to change through future iterations of design and construction phases.
This solicitation process is being undertaken to enable the Public Art Commission to identify the most highly qualified artists for this opportunity. An artist selection panel comprised of local and national arts professionals and community stakeholders appointed by the Public Art Commission will review eligible application, determine a shortlist of finalists, interview three to five finalists and select one artist or team of artists. The selected artist or team of artists will be recommended to the Public Art Commission and the Board of ASC for final approval and contracting. The commissioned artist or artist team will collaborate with a Design Team consisting of ASC Public Art staff, CLT Aviation Architects and stakeholders, Perkins and Will, and C Design. Exemplary communication and time management skills will be essential to the success of this project.
Artists will be selected based on the following criteria, as evidenced in application materials and conversations with listed references:
WHAT TO SUBMIT
The following materials will be required to be uploaded to SlideRoom:
Please note: unrealized project proposals such as drawings, renderings and written descriptions of rejected submittals or commissions at less than 70% completion at time of submission will not be considered, without exception.
HOW TO SUBMIT
Applications must be received via SlideRoom (https://asc.slideroom.com) by 11:59 p.m. Eastern Standard Time on FRIDAY, OCTOBER 4, 2019. There is no application fee to apply or use the SlideRoom online application system. Applicants can receive SlideRoom technical support by emailing email@example.com, or by accessing the online help desk: https://support.slideroom.com.
QUESTIONS? Contact Amina Cooper at (704) 330-0196 or email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
ABOUT THE ARTS & SCIENCE COUNCIL (ASC): Since 1995, the Arts and Science Council has managed the public art programs for the City of Charlotte and Mecklenburg County. The Public Art Commission is responsible for the community- based artist selection and design review process for each public artwork. The commission is an appointed board of volunteer citizens from the arts, education and business sectors. In 2003, Mecklenburg County Board of Commissioners and the Charlotte City Council adopted ordinances that appropriate one percent of eligible capital improvement project funds for public art. The ordinance helps ensure that artworks enhance our public spaces and become an integral part of urban and economic development efforts. See more at: http://www.artsandscience.org/
ABOUT CHARLOTTE DOUGLAS INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT (CLT): Charlotte Douglas International Airport is owned and operated by the City of Charlotte. The Airport is operated financially on a fully self-sustaining basis – no general fund revenues have ever been or are appropriated to the cost of the facilities or operations. Rather, Airport revenues defray all capital and operating costs including the cost of City furnished services. Airport revenue types include the airfield, terminal area, concessions, parking and the cargo area. This gives the Airport its annual operating budget. Each year, CLT contributes nearly $12 billion to the local economy. The Airport continues to build for the future through the Destination CLT development program. See more at: http://www.cltairport.com/Pages/default.aspx
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