Call Detail
The Corridors Public Art Festival Request for Qualifications
Entry Deadline: 1/18/23
Application Closed
Number of Applications Allowed: 5
Work Sample Requirements
Images | Minimum:Min. 0, Maximum:Max. 5
Audio | Minimum:Min. 0, Maximum:Max. 5
Video | Minimum:Min. 0, Maximum:Max. 5
Total Samples | Minimum:Min. 3, Maximum:Max. 5
Call Type: Festivals
Eligibility: Unspecified
State: Georgia
Budget: $2,500 - $7,500

Roswell Arts Fund and the City of Roswell, Georgia invite artists and teams to submit portfolios for consideration for an exciting temporary public art festival.

A corridor is a link; a space that connects two points of interest. Our corridors connect our natural, historic, and cultural assets. These spaces are in-between, meant to be a place for travelling, occasionally gathering, but always moving. This project looks to elevate and feature one of these corridors; to transform it into a visual and performing celebration for the summer months of 2023. How do we celebrate this river, road, and path? How do we celebrate these spaces that are just as important to Roswell as the destinations they facilitate?

Kicking off June 2023, a stretch of greenspace, trail, and road between Roswell Underpass Park and Riverside Park will be transformed into a visual and performing arts celebration. The type of work displayed may be installation, sculptural, interactive, performative, or anything suitable for public exhibition. The work may be new or previously existing and rented for the exhibition. Roswell Georgia is a historic, family-oriented community with a multitude of intrinsic natural assets. There is a distinct and unique character. In terms of material examples as well as historical context, artists should consider the following materials and concepts when selecting work from their portfolios and considering work for creation, exhibition, or performance:

  • wrought iron
  • cast iron
  • wood
  • light
  • stone
  • architectural accents
  • history
  • roughhewn surfaces
  • exposed hardware
  • post and beam construction
  • family
  • organic
  • treescape
  • the river
  • green parkland
  • blacksmithing

A collection of images that reference these materials was made to give better context. https://pin.it/1X1dpg0

This invitation is extended to all qualified artists with no entry fee. Local/regional participating artists will be given priority in the selection process.

An online workshop will be hosted on Zoom to discuss the project and answer any questions pertaining to procurement.

The workshop will be on Friday December 16th at 10:00am, EST. Register to attend the online workshop here - https://form.jotform.com/221956109223150. The meeting will be recorded on zoom and made available for viewing on our “Calls and Opportunities Page” https://roswellartsfund.org/calls-and-opportunities/

About Roswell:

Roswell’s vision -  To be the #1 family community in America. 

A getaway just north of Atlanta, Roswell is a welcoming town of southern charm. This community is surrounded by nature and steeped in history. Roswell is home to a wealth of artists, performance venues, nonprofit organizations, galleries, and historic homes. In addition, Roswell has become a robust dining destination, and enjoys a unique proximity to the Chattahoochee River with 22 parks and more than 1000 acres of active and passive parkland facilities. Visit http://www.visitroswellga.com/ for more information.

The Corridors Project is a collaboration between the Roswell Arts Fund and the City of Roswell. The park space utilized for this exhibition is owned and maintained by the City of Roswell.

Specific Corridors Public Art Festival Objectives include:

  • To honor the community’s desire for Public Art in Public Spaces, as informed by the 2030 Imagine Roswell Arts & Culture Master Plan.
  • To beautify and connect Roswell through the arts, impacting pedestrians and motorists alike.
  • To strengthen Roswell’s brand as an arts destination.
  • To give Roswell a celebration to rally and embrace part of our defining character.

Length of Project:

  • Week of February 13, 2023 – Top applicants are notified
  • Week of February 20, 2023 – Contract execution
  • Week of March 6 – Sketches due for review
  • March through May – Fabrication, installation, and performance scheduling
  • June 15, 2023 – Opening
  • June-September – Exhibition
  • October 1 – Deinstallation
  • *A detailed timeline will be provided to all participating artists.

·         Applications must be received no later than EOD (End of Day) January 13, 2023.

Electronic submissions may be submitted via CAFÉ – https://artist.callforentry.org/festivals_unique_info.php?ID=11202

Email Submissions may be sent to elan@roswellartsfund.org.

  • Contact elan@roswellartsfund.org for any assistance.
  • Submissions will serve as an agreement to the conditions herein stated for exhibiting or performing in the Corridors Public Art Festival.

 

Submissions must include ALL of the following items:

1.       Artist/Team Info: full name, address, email & phone number, including any professional websites.

2.       Artist Statement: A description of your work and your approach. 500 words max.

3.       Artwork & Details

·         Each artist may submit a maximum of FIVE (5) artworks/performances for consideration. If submitting online, please submit via https://artist.callforentry.org/festivals_unique_info.php?ID=11202

  • Image List that corresponds to each image included. Include details of each artwork, at minimum:
    • Title
    • Material types used in fabrication/details of performance
    • Dimensions (HxWxD) or runtime

4.       Résumé/CV (two-page maximum): PDF or .DOCX format preferred.

5.       Artists are required to complete a demographic survey to be considered.

https://www.RoswellArtsFund.org/FY23ArtistSurvey 

This information is collected anonymously and helps us report to our grantors as well as develop future programs to serve the Roswell communities.

If applying as artist team, please designate one team member as the primary contact and provide complete contact information for that person.

  • This call is open to all artists and artist teams with experience creating art that may be exhibited outdoors or performed outdoors. All Artists are responsible for travel.
  • Artists are not required to have public art experience, but it is highly encouraged as all work is outdoors, accessible to the public, and will not be proctored.
  • All artwork created must be appropriate for all ages. Therefore, no work that depicts or describes violence, adult themes, drug use, or controversial subject matter will be considered.
  • Artists/teams will be selected based upon their quality of work and experience.

EVALUATION CRITERIA

Each submission will be evaluated on the following criteria:

ARTISTIC MERIT

  • Does the artwork presented demonstrate high artistic merit and technical expertise?
  • Is it artistically engaging and stimulating? Will it be appreciated by the public and reflect the Roswell community?
  • Do the examples of work submitted support the objectives of the Corridors Project?

 FEASIBILITY

  • Does the artist/team have the necessary experience and ability to execute the work?