Call Detail
Lakewood 40 West ARTline: Creative Route Delineation AND Connective Tissue



Contact Email: deana@artmanageplan.com
Call Type: Public Art
Eligibility: Local
State: Colorado
Event Dates: 2/24/17 - 4/4/17
Entry Deadline: 2/26/17
Application Closed
Number of Applications Allowed: 2

REQUIREMENTS:
Media
Images - Minimum: 6, Maximum: 12
Total Media - Minimum: 6, Maximum: 12

SEE ATTACHED MAPS AND DESCRIPTIONS BY CLICKING VIEW SITE DETAILS. 

The City of Lakewood, in partnership with 40 West Arts, seeks to commission artists or creative teams to design public art experiences along the 4-mile 40 West ARTline in Lakewood's state-certified 40 West Arts Creative District. This district is located within two of Lakewood’s oldest neighbors, Two Creeks and Northeast Lakewood, and encompasses historic West Colfax Avenue, which is undergoing a renaissance.

ARTISTS OR CREATIVE TEAMS MAY APPLY TO ONE OR MORE OF THE ART ELEMENTS DESCRIBED BELOW: CREATIVE ROUTE DELINEATION AND/OR CONNECTIVE TISSUE. IF YOU WANT TO APPLY FOR BOTH, YOU MUST SUBMIT A SEPARATE APPLICATION FOR EACH PUBLIC ART ELEMENT. 

CREATIVE ROUTE DELINEATION - $63,500

We are looking for a creative team to create repetitive art elements that clearly delineate the ARTline route with artistic cues to help people navigate the entire approximately 4-mile route and experience. These public artworks will create a recognizable destination and be innovative and forward-thinking. 

Complementing the ARTline branding and identity currently being developed, which will be provided to the selected team later this spring, these art elements will encourage people to walk or bike and experience the art and social engagement the ARTline offers, and provide an interesting and creative way for people to follow the correct route.  The art elements need to be repetitive through color, design, and use of the ARTline brand and logo to ensure people can easily find their way along the route.

This is a Request for Concepts for which we are asking for a narrative only; no designs are requested at this time. The artist or creative team whose concepts are chosen will be invited to design a proposal with an implementation budget of up to $63,500. Initial concepts are due February 26, 2017 and the route delineation creative elements are expected to be in place by May 30, 2018. The 40 West ARTline project is funded in part through a grant from the National Endowment for the Arts and Federal guidelines apply.

CONNECTIVE TISSUE - $24,000

We are looking for artists to create site specific, interactive art installations at opportunity sites to engage people along the ARTline and encourage people to walk, bike and experience the art and social engagement the ARTline offers. 

This is a Request for Concepts for which we are asking for a narrative only; no designs are requested at this time. The artist or creative team whose concepts are chosen will be invited to design a proposal with an implementation budget of up to $3,000. Initial concepts are due February 26, 2017 and selected artwork is expected to be installed by May 30, 2018. The 40 West ARTline project is funded in part through a grant from the National Endowment for the Arts and Federal requirements apply.

About the 40 West ARTline

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

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 elements will 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.

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

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 
 

Resources


TO LEARN ABOUT THE CREATIVE ROUTE DELINEATION ELEMENT, READ THE FOLLOWING. TO LEARN ABOUT THE CONNECTIVE TISSUE ELEMENT, SEE THE INFORMATION DESCRIBED BELOW CREATIVE ROUTE DELINEATION.

About the Creative Route Delineation Public Art Element

The City of Lakewood, in partnership with 40 West Arts, seeks to commission a creative team to design public art experiences along the 4-mile 40 West ARTline in Lakewood's state-certified 40 West Arts Creative District. This district is located within two of Lakewood’s oldest neighbors, Two Creeks and Northeast Lakewood, and encompasses historic West Colfax Avenue, which is undergoing a renaissance. We are looking for a creative team to create repetitive art elements that clearly delineate the ARTline route with artistic cues to help people navigate the entire approximately 4-mile route and experience. These public artworks will create a recognizable destination and be innovative and forward-thinking.

Complementing the ARTline branding and identity currently being developed, which will be provided to the selected team later this spring, these art elements will encourage people to walk or bike and experience the art and social engagement the ARTline offers, and provide an interesting and creative way for people to follow the correct route.  The art elements need to be repetitive through color, design, and use of the ARTline brand and logo to ensure people can easily find their way along the route.The City of Lakewood, in partnership with 40 West Arts, seeks to commission a creative team to design public art experiences along the 4-mile 40 West ARTline in Lakewood's state-certified 40 West Arts Creative District. This district is located within two of Lakewood’s oldest neighbors, Two Creeks and Northeast Lakewood, and encompasses historic West Colfax Avenue, which is undergoing a renaissance. We are looking for a creative team to create repetitive art elements that clearly delineate the ARTline route with artistic cues to help people navigate the entire approximately 4-mile route and experience. These public artworks will create a recognizable destination and be innovative and forward-thinking.

Creative Route Delineation Creative Intent

Creative teams should consider the following elements for the proposed artwork:

  • Original and unique artwork
  • Demonstrate artistic excellence and quality
  • Sensitive to the space
  • Act as repetitive navigation cues along the route
  • 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
  • Incorporation of the 40 West ARTline brand (in development) in unique and memorable ways
  • The high-quality and artistic design and translation of the ‘line’ concept into the delineation and experience

Creative Route Delineation Site Opportunities

Along the ARTline, we have identified various locations where a variety of art could be created to demark the route. The attached map identifies the route with an orange line. At key points along the ARTline, visual cues can be created with art elements including but not limited to: vertical art such as art banners, sculpture, or kinetic art; gateway art such as arches, road side markers, or pedestrian-friendly markers; and ground murals at intersections, on sidewalks, and/or on the bike path. Storytelling elements may also be incorporated into the concepts through creative ways, e.g. cell phone audio stories or music. Creative teams may propose specific locations along the route for their concept, or may leave it open at this stage and we can identify the locations prior to the design proposal process. The Art Selection Panel reserves the right to select an artist based on their concept then work collaboratively to finalize a design proposal that incorporates the brand.

Creative Route Delineation Budget

The budget of $63,500 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, travel to and from the site, per diem expenses, project documentation, contingency to cover unexpected expenses and any other costs related to the project.

Creative Route Delineation- Applicant Eligibility

All applicants must be legal residents of the United States and the team leader must reside full-time Colorado. Applicants may be emerging artists or seasoned professionals. Teams that are formed may include: visual artist, graphic designer, story teller, landscape architect, muralist or other creative professional. 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.

Creative Route Delineation Art Selection Process

The Art Selection Panel will review the applications from which they may select a short list of semi-finalists who will be invited to prepare and present a full design proposal. The full design proposal will include the refined concept narrative, budget, renderings, material samples and maintenance recommendations; teams may create a model. 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 $500 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.
 

TO LEARN ABOUT THE CONNECTIVE TISSUE ELEMENT, READ THE FOLLOWING.

About the Connective Tissue Public Art Element

The City of Lakewood, in partnership with 40 West Arts, seeks to commission artists to create public art experiences along the 4-mile 40 West ARTline in Lakewood's state-certified 40 West Arts Creative District. This district is located within two of Lakewood’s oldest neighborhoods, Two Creeks and Northeast Lakewood, and encompasses historic West Colfax Avenue, which is undergoing a renaissance. These artworks will create a recognizable destination and be innovative and forward-thinking. We are looking for artists to create site specific, interactive art installations at opportunity sites to engage people along the ARTline and encourage people to walk, bike and experience the art and social engagement the ARTline offers.  

Connective Tissue 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
  • 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

Connective Tissue Site Opportunities

Along the ARTline, we have identified various locations where a variety of temporary or permanent art could be created, see the attached map. Possible types of art include: fence art, functional art, ground murals, art banners (durable materials), and sculpture. Artists may propose a location along the route for their concept, or may leave it open at this stage and we can identify a location later. The Art Selection Panel reserves the right to invite an artist(s) to implement their concept in more than one location.

Connective Tissue Budget

The budget of $24,000 will be divided among several Connective Tissue elements along the ARTline. The Art Selection Panel may invite an artist to create their concept in more than one site. Selected artists will each be paid up to $3,000 for each site to implement their proposal. This budget shall be inclusive of all costs associated with the public art project including, but not limited to: artist design fee, insurance, materials, fabrication, transportation, installation, site modifications, travel to and from the site and per diem expenses.

Connective Tissue Artist Eligibility

All applicants must be legal residents of the United States and reside full-time in the Denver Metro Area. The artists may be emerging artists or seasoned professionals. 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.

Connective Tissue Art Selection Process

The Art Selection Panel will review the applications from which they will select a short list of 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 $100 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.

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