The City of Phoenix Office of Cultural Affairs
Applications must be received at the Phoenix Office of Cultural Affairs by 5:00 p.m. M.S.T. on Friday September 3, 2010 This is not a postmark date.
CALL TO ARTISTS #1
The Phoenix Public Art Program invites artists to apply for the Avenida Rio Salado/Broadway Road Public Art Project, to work with the Office of Cultural Affairs, the Phoenix Street Transportation and Water Services Departments, the project design team and the community to design improvements for a major city of Phoenix street.
Avenida Rio Salado/Broadway Road Public Art Project
A professional artist will be selected to participate on an engineering team to design streetscape enhancements along a segment of Avendia Rio Salado/Broadway Road (ARS) from 7th Street to 51st Avenue. This is a federal aid project, and will be coordinated with the Arizona Department of Transportation (ADOT) and the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA). The overall project intent is to design and build a new six-lane urban arterial roadway along some sections of the existing corridor, and expand existing two-lane roadways to six lanes, providing three lanes of travel in each direction with a raised median.
The selection panel will be looking for an artist with the savvy and vision to be a part of a major design team effort. The selected artist will work with the design team, the Office of Cultural Affairs, the above-mentioned city departments, the Arizona Department of Transportation (ADOT) and neighboring communities to develop final project enhancements, which may include but not be limited to transit shelters, sidewalk and trail enhancements.
$892,000 (includes design, engineering, construction and administration)
This project is open to all professional artists living in the United States. Applicants must have the demonstrated ability to integrate art with urban infrastructure and amenities, and to work effectively in a team and with communities. Professional artists living in Arizona are strongly encouraged to apply for this project. City of Phoenix staff and their family members, and selection panelists and their family members, are excluded from applying for this project.
Artists for this project will be chosen by a selection panel that includes community representatives, artists, arts professionals, and a staff member from the funding department. There may also be non-voting advisors on the panel. The Public Art Program staff facilitates the selection process, but does not vote. The final recommendation of the selection panel must be approved by The Phoenix Arts and Culture Commission and the Phoenix City Council prior to the award of a contract. The applicant pool for this project may be considered for other City of Phoenix public art opportunities.
The primary criteria for selection will be the artistic excellence of previous projects, as demonstrated through the images submitted to the selection panel. Professional experience an the statement describing the artist’s project approach will also be considered. Up to six finalists may be selected to develop proposals for this project. Finalists will be given four to six weeks to produce proposals for final consideration by the artist selection panel
To be considered for the Avenida Rio Salado/Broadway Road Public Art Project, artists must submit:
1. Ten digital images of previously completed artwork, presented in a PowerPoint on a PC compatible CD-ROM formatted as follows:
PowerPoint Slide background-Black
Slide # 1-Artist name(s) only
Slide 2 thru 11-One image per PowerPoint Slide, with a title (at the top)
Titles should correspond with titles on the printed image list
2. One copy of an annotated, typewritten image list identifying images by number and listing media, size of the work (H x W x D), title, date and a brief description of the artwork if necessary.
3. The resume should be no more than two pages and printed on white paper in no less than 10-point font.
4. Application materials and CD’s will not be returned upon completion of the selection process. If you strongly feel you need the CD back please include a stamped envelope (SASE) with sufficient postage for the return of your CD.
5. One copy of a written preliminary statement, not to exceed one page, which addresses your interest in this project (please specify) and a preliminary statement describing how you would approach the project (NOTE: this is not intended to be a description of a specific proposal/idea, selected finalists will be accorded the opportunity to develop a proposal). The statement must be submitted on white paper and in no less than a 12-point font.
DO NOT SEND ORIGINAL ARTWORK
Applicants are strongly encouraged to retain a complete copy of their application for their records. Late applications will not be considered. Do not bind or staple materials. Every effort will be made to ensure the safe handling of materials submitted. However, the Phoenix Office of Cultural Affairs and the City of Phoenix will not be responsible for any loss or damage. Submissions will be accepted only in Power Point Format. DO NOT STAPLE OR BIND any of the written materials.
Office of Cultural Affairs
Public Art Program
ATTN: Avenida Streetscape
200 W. Washington St.
Phoenix, AZ 85003
RULES AND GUIDELINES
The Phoenix Office of Cultural Affairs reserves the right, as its best interests may appear, to reject any or all applications or proposals, to reject any finalist, to waive informalities in applications or proposals, or to terminate the selection process for any project without prior notice. Application to any project advertised by the Phoenix Office of Cultural Affairs constitutes agreement to these conditions.
For additional information on this project or a copy of this information in an alternate format, contact Raphael Ngotie, Project Manager, at (602) 534-8334, Raphael.email@example.com or Jeanine Garcia, Public Art Program Assistant, at (602) 534-5084, Jeanine.firstname.lastname@example.org; or through City of Phoenix TTY Relayat (602) 534-5500.
CALL TO ARTISTS #2
The Phoenix Public Art Program invites artists to apply for a major new public art project to design enhancements for street bridges spanning the city’s canals.
Arterial Crossings Public Art Project
A professional artist will be selected to work with the Street Transportation Department to enhance the design of major street bridges that cross the Salt River Valley canals in Phoenix. The designs will be expected to focus on the bridges’ concrete abutments and metal railings, and address the essential role the canals play in the history and life of Phoenix. The designs will be incorporated into retrofits of the bridges as funds become available in the coming years.
$386,000 (includes design, engineering, construction and administration)
Same Requirements and Contact Information as above for this call
Phoenix Office of Cultural Affairs
Public Art Program
ATTN: Arterial Canal Crossings
200 W. Washington St., 10th Floor
Phoenix, AZ 85003