Title RFP: Art for City Buildings
Organization City of Georgetown
Closing Date Sunday, September 30, 2018
Location Georgetown, TX
Information

Project: The City of Georgetown Arts and Culture Board is issuing a call for artist proposals for the new City Hall and Municipal Court. Three areas have been identified for artwork. A theme has not been selected for the spaces to allow each artist an opportunity to present their own unique vision for the space. Below are the details and dimensions of the three areas that are open for entries.

Area #1: City Hall Rotunda

Dimensions: 88 feet X 3.5 feet (28- foot diameter)
Topic: None/Artist’s choice
Medium: Digital art submission. This area is at the base of a dome. Half of it will be drywall and the other half will be on glass. The glass section will have 19 windows, the artwork will go on the glass but not on the metal mullions dividing the glass; see pictures below for more information. Digital submissions will be accepted for this area and the winning submission will be printed on vinyl and installed by the City of Georgetown. Digital submission can include, but are not limited to: photographs, computer renderings, and photographs of original artwork (paintings, sculpture, colored pencil etc.). The submission must address the horizontal nature of the space and fit the dimensions accurately.
Digital Requirements: 100 ppi at the size of the image (88’ feet x 3.5 feet) or 200 ppi at half the size of the image (44 feet x 1.75 feet). File format: flattened TIFF or PSB
Artist Stipend: $5,000

Area #2: Municipal Court Transaction Window

Dimensions: 22 feet X 5 feet
Topic: None/Artist’s choice
Medium: Digital art submission. This area is above the transaction window on drywall. Digital submissions will be accepted for this area and the winning submission will be printed on vinyl and installed by the City of Georgetown. The digital submission can include, but are not limited to: photographs, computer renderings, and photographs of original artwork (paintings, sculpture, colored pencil etc.). The submission must address the horizontal nature of the space and fit the dimensions accurately.
Digital Requirements: 100 ppi at the size of the image (22’ feet x 5 feet) or 200 ppi at half the size of the image (11 feet x 2.5 feet). File format: flattened TIFF or PSB
Artist Stipend: $3,000

Area #3: Municipal Court Lobby Wall

Dimensions: 21 feet X 16 feet
Topic: None/Artist’s choice
Medium: The wall will be reinforced with plywood to allow for some additional weight and a variety of art mediums. The artwork can include, but is not limited to: paint, wall mounted sculpture, photos, mosaics, wallpaper etc. The artwork can be one large piece or multiple small pieces that work together to make a large piece.
Artist Stipend: $5,000

Material Stipend: Artist will receive up to $2,000.00 in material reimbursements (with receipts and subject to a signed letter of agreement). Artists will be asked to include a budget in proposal. Additional expenses may be approved by the Arts and Culture Board if appropriate.

Completion Date: All work must be completed by December 15, 2018.

How to submit: Proposals will be submitted through Submittable.com: https://artsgeorgetown.submittable.com/Submit

A separate proposal must be submitted for each area. Artists are allowed to submit no more than two proposals per area.

Proposal Deadline: Midnight September 30, 2018

Selection: The artists will be selected by the Georgetown Arts and Culture Board and notified by October 19, 2018.

Application fee: None

Payment: An initial payment of 50% will be paid within two weeks of a signed letter of agreement and 50% will be paid upon completion of the artwork installation.

For details:
https://arts.georgetown.org/call-for-artist-proposals-art-for-city-buildings/

If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to contact Sarah J. Blankenship at 512-930-8471 or sarah.blankenship@georgetown.org

 

 

Website https://arts.georgetown.org