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http://www.gspairport.com

Greenville-Spartanburg International Airport Terminal Art Program Phase Two
2000 GSP Drive Suite 1
Greer, South Carolina 29651


Contact Email: rweston@gspairport.com
Call Type: Public Art
Eligibility: Unspecified
State: South Carolina
Entry Deadline: 3/1/17
Application Closed
Number of Applications Allowed: 4

REQUIREMENTS:
Media
Images - Minimum: 1, Maximum: 6
Video - Minimum: 0, Maximum: 6
Total Media - Minimum: 1, Maximum: 6
The Greenville-Spartanburg Airport District ( District) is requestion Expressions of Interest from professional artists who would like to compete for a commssion of an art installation at the Greenville-Spartanburg International Airport. (GSP) Three major themes have been chosen and 15 potential sites identified for the placement of artwork.
In addition to aesthetics an art installation can also serve a broader function.  By placing art strategically along the flow of passenger traffic, art at GSP can function as a "way finding" device and can create easily-remembered meeting places.  Art can also make a significant contribution to the "Airport's Sense of Place". A Sense of Place in this instance refers to the way in which the airport creates a meaningful and authentic connection to residents and visitors causing them to feel like an integral part of the local culture and community.  This can be achieved by commissioning artists that are either from the region or demonstrate an affinity to the region.  For this call the District is requiring the commissioned work reinforce themes that are relevant to the region and the community.  This can be done by coordinating the art with the colors, materials and architectural expression of the terminal building.  The three themes that have been identified include:
Where we live-integration of water and landscape - The Greenville-Spartanburg region and in particular the airport, has made a commitment to landscape and water that is unique and distinctive.
Where we've come from - textile capital of the world - Historically the region achieved global recognition and stature as a center of textile manufacturing.
Where we're going - technology and mobility - This is about the future of the region and its preeminence as a North American center of technological innovation with specific reference to the automobile industry.
Any perspective artist submitting concepts for the GSP Art Program will be required to demonstrate how their proposed concepts support one or more of the above themes.  Additional details describing each theme can be found in the complete GSP Art package included in this call.  The full call to artists can be found by visiting www.gspairport.com Click on the Phase 2 Art Program slider on the Home Page or click on Business Opportunities and then the Call to Artist RFP.
 
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