Jury Dates: 8/7/23 - 10/8/23
The Public Art Program of the City of Dallas Office of Arts & Culture requests the submission of qualifications from artists or artist teams to design, fabricate and install a work of public art at Crockett Dog Park located at 501 Carroll Avenue, Dallas, TX 75246 at the intersections of Carroll Avenue and Victor Street in Council District 2. Public Art designs (3D) will depict canine themes to be located in between the designated areas for large and small dogs.
Within walking distance of the Downtown Medical District and surrounded by several historic neighborhoods in old East Dallas, Crockett Dog Park sits on top of what was once Mill Creek, and is located in what is thought to be the “first suburb of Dallas”.
*The budget for this project is $200,000. A mandatory 20% contingency fee ($40,000) must be held as part of the contract budget/project budget for unforeseen costs. The entire budget amount is available for use with a written request for release of contingency fee from the artist(s).
The scope of the project:
- Artwork must be highly visible.
- Artwork must require little or no maintenance as appropriate for outdoor work.
- Artwork must be free of safety hazards.
- Artwork must complement the overall canine theme and can include references to varying breeds and sizes.
- No lighting is required for the artwork.
The Artist Selection panel will review qualified submissions. A short list of up to three artists or artist-teams will be identified and contracted to develop a site-specific concept design for artwork. The artist or artist-team selected for the short list will receive a stipend of $1,500 to cover the costs of producing a site-specific public art concept proposal for the site location.
The shortlisted artists will prepare a concept design proposal comprised of drawings, digital renderings or, where applicable, a maquette, for a site-specific work at the designated location that will be responsive to the scope of the project. The shortlisted artists must include a draft budget demonstrating that all phases of the artwork can be completed within the budget: design development, final design, fabrication, foundation, installation and completion. An estimated maintenance plan and costs is required.
The stipend must cover all costs of site visits, meetings with community members, site research, production of a site-specific public art concept, and shipping of the maquette (where applicable) and travel to make a presentation of the proposal to the selection panel.
1. Current professional resume
2. Six (6) images of previous projects with similar budgets.
3. Image information should include: title, date, location, materials, dimensions, budget and commissioning entity
4. Letter of interest
5. Three (3) professional references
All professional artists with a demonstrated record of successful completion of artwork at a similar cost and scale are eligible to apply, with the following exceptions:
· Artists (or any consultants) currently under contract with the City of Dallas Public Art Program
· Employees of the City of Dallas and their spouses
· Members of the Public Art Committee
· Undergraduate students
· Minors (persons under 18 years old)
Dallas and Texas artists are strongly encouraged to apply.