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Commerce City, CO - Pioneer Park

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Call Type: Public Art
Eligibility: Local
State: Colorado
Entry Deadline: 12/4/15
Application Closed
Images - Minimum: 6, Maximum: 6
Video - Minimum: 0, Maximum: 1
Total Media - Minimum: 6, Maximum: 7
Questions regarding this Request for Qualifications must be submitted by e-mail only to Barbara Neal, Public Art Consultant, barbara@artmanageplan.comno later than 11:59 p.m. MST, November 13, 2015. Responses to all questions will be posted on the City’s website,  

The City of Commerce City and the Commerce City Cultural Council seek to commission public art for the highly visible and active Pioneer Park located at 5950 Holly Street. This is the city's largest and most feature filled park, including state of the art aquatics facilities, baseball/softball fields and a skate park. Located at the corner of Holly Street and East 60th Avenue, thousands of people drive past Pioneer Park and hundreds use the park’s amenities daily. This 37-acre community park was built in three phases from 2003 to 2015.
The Art Selection Committee is interested in one or a series of sculptures that will be situated along the meandering path on the north side of the park along East 60th Avenue between Monaco Street to the east and Holly Street to the west, and to the south of the path in the grassy areas and to the north of the ball fields. The potential project area is indicated in the picture below with a red rectangle. The art may be interactive and/or kinetic, encouraging people to approach and engage with the art.

The public art budget is $74,500 and is inclusive of all costs associated with the public art project including, but not limited to, artist design fee, structural engineering, insurance, materials, fabrication, transportation, installation, site modifications, travel to and from the site, per diem expenses, project documentation, contingency to cover unexpected expenses and any other costs related to the project.
All applicants are expected to consider the issues of long-term preservation and maintenance of public art, along with the timeline and budget. Public art projects are in the public realm and may therefore be exposed to weather and subject to vandalism. Public art projects should be fabricated of highly durable, low maintenance materials. Semi­finalists will be encouraged to consult with a professional conservator prior to the submission of a final proposal.
All applicants must be legal residents of the United States and reside full-time in Colorado. The artists or artist teams must have the skills and experience commensurate with the responsibility of successfully completing a public art installation.  The City and Cultural Council will comply with all federal, state and local anti-discrimination laws in the administration and implementation of the public art master plan. 

The Art Selection Committee will review all complete applications. A short list of semi­finalists will be invited to prepare and present a design proposal. A finalist may be selected from the semi­finalists’ proposals and recommended to the Cultural Council for approval. Upon the Cultural Council’s approval, the finalist proposal may be presented to City Council for final approval.
Semi-finalists will be paid an honorarium of $1,000 for the design and presentation of the proposal. Those who reside outside a 100-mile radius of Commerce City will be offered up to $300 for travel reimbursement.
The selection schedule is as follows:
Friday, November 13, 2015, 5:00 p.m. MST                   Deadline for Questions
Friday, December 4, 2015, 11:59 p.m. MST            Deadline for Submissions
December 30, 2015                                                         Notify semi-finalists
February 2016                                                                 Semi-finalists present proposals
March 8, 2016                                                                  Cultural Council review
March 21, 2016                                                                City Council review
April 2016                                                                         Execute artist contract
To be determined                                                             Installation

All applications for this project must be submitted through CaFÉ™ ( no later than the deadline for submission identified above. No hard copy or e-mail submissions will be accepted. There is no application fee to apply or to use the CaFÉ™ online application system.
The applicant must submit the following:
1. Digital Images. Six digital images of previously completed artworks through the CaFÉ™ system. Artists who wish to submit kinetic may submit video content with their CaFÉ™ application. Digital images are required even if videos are also submitted.
Instructions on how to use CaFÉ™ and format images/video can be found at Assistance in using the CaFÉ™ system is available during regular business hours by calling 303­629­1166, 1­888­562­7232 or e­mail
2.     Resume: A current résumé that outlines your professional accomplishments as an artist. Your resume may be any length, but the committee members are only required to read to the first two pages.  If applying as a team, please submit a resume for each artist, with the lead artist first.
3.     Statement of Interest: A statement of interest of 250 words or less briefly outlining the artist’s interest in the specific opportunity and the artist’s experience working on projects of this scope.
4.     Responses to questions: Please also include answers to the following questions in the CaFÉ™ application.
 - Are you a full-time resident of Colorado?
 - Have you completed at least one public art commission for a municipality or state agency?


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