Call Detail
Lakewood 40 West ARTline: Iconic Park Art
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Contact Email: deana@artmanageplan.com
Call Type: Public Art
Eligibility: Regional
State: Colorado
Event Dates: 2/4/17 - 4/4/17
Entry Deadline: 2/26/17
Application Closed
REQUIREMENTS:
Media
Images - Minimum: 6, Maximum: 12
Total Media - Minimum: 6, Maximum: 12

About the 40 West ARTline

Vision: Connecting people and places through an interactive walking and biking art experience.

SEE ATTACHED MAPS AND DESCRIPTIONS BY CLICKING VIEW SITE DETAILS. 

Through an in-depth public input process, the 40 West ARTline experience is envisioned to be interactive, engaging, energetic, exciting, surprising, and adventurous. It will feel fun, vibrant, safe, inviting, connected, different, authentic, and inspiring. The ARTline will be colorful, bright, amazing, warm, fresh, clean, unified, high quality, and artful. Each artwork along the ARTline will lead people from one artwork to the next, be unique and high-quality, draw people and businesses from all over, and help the ARTline become a recognizable destination that is innovative and forward-thinking.

There are three overall public art elements envisioned along the ARTline:  

1. Iconic art in Mountair Park, Aviation Park and Walker-Branch Park: The park art installations will be the most significant along the ARTline and will inspire wonder, interaction and exploration. An artist or creative team will design and implement the art at all three parks to ensure a cohesive experience.

2. Connective Tissue: Artists will create site specific, art installations at opportunity sites to engage people along the route and encourage people to walk, bike and experience the art and social engagement the ARTline offers. Multiple artists will be selected for this art element and the art may be more temporary in nature.

3. Creative Route Delineation: A creative team will create cohesive, repetitive artistic cues along the entire 4-mile ARTline route (sidewalks, streets, park paths, etc.) to help people navigate and find their way along the experience in a fun, creative way. Teams that are formed may include: visual artist, graphic designer, story teller, landscape architect, muralist or other creative professional.

Key Deadlines

February 4, 2017      Artists invited to submit qualification and concepts

February 26, 2017    Deadline for artists to submit initial concepts

March 8, 2017         Notification by email of results, semi-finalist artists invited to prepare proposals

April 3-7, 2017         Semi-finalists present proposals 

May 30, 2018           Installation of artwork completed 


THIS CALL IS FOR THE ICONIC ART IN THE PARKS ONLY. ARTISTS OR CREATIVE TEAMS MAY APPLY TO ONE OR MORE OF THE ART ELEMENTS DESCRIBED ABOVE. IF YOU WANT TO APPLY FOR ONE OR MORE, YOU MUST SUBMIT A SEPARATE APPLICATION FOR EACH PUBLIC ART ELEMENT. THE CREATIVE ROUTE DELINEATION AND CONNECTIVE TISSUE REQUEST FOR CONCEPTS CAN BE FOUND TOGETHER IN A CALL ON CAFE.


Iconic Art in the Parks Creative Intent

Artists should consider the following elements for the proposed artwork:

  • Interactive, memorable, and playful
  • Original and unique artwork
  • Demonstrate artistic excellence and quality
  • Sensitive to the space
  • Natural flow from one park to the next
  • Innovative and forward-thinking
  • Highly vandal-resistant design and materials
  • Reflective of the unique context, voice, and culture of the neighborhoods located along historic West Colfax Avenue in Lakewood and the new W Line light rail

About the Parks

The neighborhood parks for which we are seeking one artist or creative team are: Walker-Branch at 5825 W. 16th Ave., Aviation at 1890 Teller St. (both within the Northeast Lakewood Neighborhood) and Mountair at 5620 W. 14th Ave (in the Two Creeks Neighborhood). Potential locations and types of artwork within each park have been identified, see the attached placement map. Artists are invited to submit an idea for art placement that has not been identified.

Iconic Art in the Parks Budget

The budget of $125,000 shall be inclusive of all costs associated with the public art project including, but not limited to: artist design fee, structural and other engineering, insurance, materials, fabrication, transportation, installation, site modifications and restoration, travel to and from the site, per diem expenses, project documentation, contingency to cover unexpected expenses and any other costs related to the project.

Iconic Art in the Parks Project Phasing Plan

The public art project in the three city parks will be funded in two phases. Phase 1 will include funding of $90,000 in 2017 for Aviation and Walker-Branch Parks. Phase 2 will include funding of $35,000 anticipated in early 2018. It is expected that all the artworks will be installed by May 30, 2018. This phasing entails executing two contracts with the chosen artist; one for immediate funding and one for the remaining funding to be executed in early 2018.

Iconic Art in the Parks Artist Eligibility

This is an open Request for Concepts. All applicants must be legal residents of the United States and reside full-time in one of the following states: Colorado, Wyoming, New Mexico, Arizona, Kansas, Utah or Nebraska. The artist or team leader must have completed, at minimum, one public art project for a municipality or a developer (e.g. Stapleton) with a budget of $40,000 or more. The City and Public Art Committee will comply with all federal, state and local anti-discrimination laws in the administration and implementation of the public art master plan.

Iconic Art in the Parks Art Selection Process

The Art Selection Panel will review applications from which they will select a short list of up to three semi-finalists who will be invited to prepare and present a full design proposal. A finalist may be selected from the short list and recommended to the Lakewood Public Art Committee for approval. Other approval processes may be necessary.

Semi-finalists will be paid an honorarium of $600 for developing and presenting a full design proposal. The full design proposal will include the refined concept narrative, budget, renderings, material sample and maintenance recommendations; artists may create a model.

Resources

Submission Deadline and Process

Submissions must be received by Sunday, February 26, 11:59p.m. Application materials must be submitted through: www.callforentry.org; the call will be titled: “Lakewood 40 West ARTline - Parks”. Instructions on how to use CaFÉ™ and format images/video can be found at www.callforentry.org/image_prep.phtml. Assistance in using the CaFÉ™ system is available during regular business hours by calling 303­629­1166, 1­888­562­7232 or e­mail cafe@westaf.org.

You may contact Deana Miller, Public Art Consultant, for questions about your submission, deana@artmanageplan.com.

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