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Experienced artists are invited to submit qualifications to be considered for several artwork opportunities intended to create a signature identity for the exterior of Santa Clara County Valley Medical Center’s new Women and Children Center as part of the Imagine VMC initiative (http://imaginevmc.org/vmc/).
Plans currently underway will establish a new Women and Children’s Center by renovating a prominent building on the Valley Medical Center campus. As Silicon Valley’s only “safety net” hospital, once completed the transformed building will serve some of the most economically-challenged women, children, and families in Santa Clara County. Developing a landmark facade will distinguish the Women and Children’s Center building from others on campus, elevate the entry experience and support wayfinding, important features for the general public and patients potentially in the midst of crisis.
The total art project budget is $1,000,000. The selection committee reserves the right to award a commission to more than one artist. The minimum commission award amount for this project will be $250,000. *NOTE: Artists’ scope of work includes installation oversight, but the cost of installation is not the artist’s responsibility and is not included in the art project budget.
This opportunity is open to artists working or living in the United States. Artists must demonstrate experience developing and implementing projects into architectural environments with a budget greater than $250,000. Applicants must have all necessary documentation and permits to work in the United States at the time of submittal of qualifications.
Opportunities for public art include façade-mounted or stand-alone sculpture(s) that are visible from the street. Sites include, but are not limited to:
Specific dates are subject to change as necessary to align with the base building schedule and integration requirements of art proposal.
How to Apply
All responses must be submitted online, via CaFÉ™ (www.callforentry.org). There is no application fee. To view the application, go to www.callforentry.org, register a username and password, navigate to “Apply to Calls”, and search the list for “Valley Medical Center Women and Children Center.” Assistance in using the CaFÉ™ system is available during regular business hours via e-mail at email@example.com. Responses that are submitted using any form of communication or platform aside from CaFÉ will not be accepted.
Please review the full Request for Qualifications for complete project, site and application information.
Questions? Contact Mary Rubin: firstname.lastname@example.org
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