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San Francisco International Airport’s public art program, provided by the San Francisco Arts Commission, offers a permanent collection of paintings, sculptures and site responsive artworks that reflect the Bay Area’s vibrant and diverse culture. The collection comprises over 100 works of art in a diversity of styles and media by artists of local, national and international acclaim.
The current project is a replacement terminal and concourse facility for San Francisco International Airport Terminal 1 (T1) including Boarding Area B, C and Terminal 1 North. The remodel of T1 Boarding Area B, Center Section and Terminal 1 North will be included in the first phase of the project, to be completed in 2020.
Our goal for the redevelopment of Terminal 1 is to continue the curatorial vision developed for SFO as we continue to grow this outstanding civic art collection. For Terminal 1 our intent is to commission dynamic contemporary art that offers the traveler a powerful and continuous art experience within the context of the airport environment. This will include the selection of artists commissioned to create large scale site responsive artworks and architecturally integrated installations that will build the strength of our existing collection.
There are numerous (>10) opportunities associated with this SFO project. Individual project budgets range from $300,000 to $1,500,000. Total budget for artwork is inclusive of all artist’s fees, as well as associated expenses for design, fabrication, insurance, transportation and installation.
This opportunity is open to professional, practicing artists who reside in the United States. Artists are allowed to apply in teams.
Artists applying as a team must split the allotted number of work examples between themselves.
The Terminal design offers a number of opportunities for large-scale, visually dramatic artworks that will mark intersections and terminuses, and create more defined architectural spaces within the larger building. These opportunities include:
The applications will be previewed by an Artist Qualification Panel consisting of representatives from Arts Commission staff and arts professionals to identify a list of qualified artists to be considered for the project opportunity.
This list of qualified artists will be presented to an Artist Selection Panel consisting of a Visual Arts Commissioner, a representative from the client agency, three (3) arts professionals of recognized professional stature, and a representative of the Design Team, (such as the project architect). After considering the artists’ qualifications, the Artist Selection Panel will identify finalists for recommendation to the Arts Commission for approval.
The finalists will be invited to develop conceptual proposals after attending an orientation session with the project team and key stakeholders. Each finalist will be paid an honorarium which will vary according to the specific project budget. Honoraria will range from $2,000 – $7,000 for development of a conceptual design proposal, plus the reimbursement of reasonable travel expenses, approved by the Arts Commission prior to travel arrangements being made for the orientation and panel interview. The Artist Selection Panel will reconvene to consider the finalists’ concepts in an interview format and will select one artist and an alternate for each opportunity for recommendation to the Arts Commission.
The Artist Selection Panel’s recommendation will be submitted first to the Visual Arts Committee, a subcommittee of the Arts Commission and then to the full Arts Commission for approval.
All Arts Commission meetings and Public Art Selection Panel meetings are open to the public and are posted on the Arts Commission website at least 72 hours in advance of the meeting. To check the meeting schedule for public art projects, please go to our website at: http://www.sfartscommission.org/pubartcollection/category/public-meetings/.
Issue RFQ: Mid-October 2016
Selection Panel 1st meeting: January/February 2017
Selection Panel 2nd meeting: March/April/May 2017
Approval of selected artists by VAC: April/May/June 2017
Approval of selected artists by Full Commission: May/June/July 2017
Artists under contract: August/September/October 2017
All applicants will be notified of the results of the first Selection Panel review by email after Full Commission approval of the finalists, anticipated to be early February, 2017.
How to apply
Applications are available through SlideRoom (https://sfgov.slideroom.com), an online application system for calls for entry. There is no charge to artists for using SlideRoom. Please be sure to allow adequate time to submit your application as technical difficulties can occur. Applications that are mailed, emailed, faxed, or hand-delivered will not be considered.
Questions? Contact Zoë Taleporos, (415) 252-2243 or email@example.com
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