Title Public Art RFP: Temporary Sculptures for Piñatafest
Organization East End Foundation
Closing Date Sunday, April 1, 2018
Location Houston, TX

Call for Sculpture Proposals

East End Piñatafest 2018



$1000 | FOLK & FUNK




Patricia Restrepo
Exhibitions Manager & Assistant Curator, Contemporary Art Museum Houston

Dennis Nance
Curator, Galveston Art Center


No entry fee

Piñatas on the Esplanade invites creatives and makers to construct sculptures inspired by the tradition of Piñata making. The Piñata Festival’s vision is to celebrate Houston’s connection to folk art and funk as well as neighborhood cultural traditions.

Each applicant accepted will receive a modest stipend to create their sculpture. There is no cost to enter. Accepted sculpture proposals will be exhibited on the iconic Navigation Esplanade in conjunction with family-friendly Piñatafest activities on Saturday May 5, 2018 from 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm.

Stipend & Requirements
$120 Stipend
Height required: 5 ft – 8 ft tall
8ft max height (must include the measurement of the base)
Base measurements not to exceed (length/width): 4.5 ft x 4.5 ft

Artists are responsible for installing and removing their work the day of the festival. The artist must install their work on the Esplanade and remove it in a timely manner. Sculptures must be built to stand on their base in a safe manner in a public setting. Please consider variables such as children and weather (i.e. wind) in your design. While EEF will make every effort to protect the works from the general public, artists must refrain from including potentially dangerous surfaces or protrusions.

Bases are required for all entries.

Extended Exhibition Opportunity
Houston First Corporation has partnered with the East End Foundation to offer Piñatafest participants the opportunity exhibit their sculptures at the George R. Brown Convention Center from May 5 to June 3.

Jurors will announce awards on Saturday, May 5th at 3:00 pm on the wooden deck in front of the Original Niñfas.

Entry is open to individuals as well as collaborative groups. All participants must be 15 years of age or older.

For complete details:  https://www.eastendfoundation.org/call-for-entries/



Website https://www.eastendfoundation.org