Cuba Hunter Neighborhood Project
300 Water Street
Jacksonville, FL 32202
Entry Deadline: 2/9/19
Days remaining to deadline: 22
Images - Minimum: 4, Maximum: 8
Audio - Minimum: 0, Maximum: 1
Video - Minimum: 0, Maximum: 2
Total Media - Minimum: 4, Maximum: 11
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The Cultural Council of Greater Jacksonville, Art in Public Places and the City of Jacksonville, Florida are pleased to announce a Call to Artists for a Request for Qualifications for Cuba Hunter Park Neighborhood Public Art Project. The RFQ (Request for Qualifications) solicits artists who can address neighborhood park aesthetics with iconic and potentially interactive public art that serves to engage the culturally rich and diverse groups that reside in the nearby neighborhoods and utilize the park’s community center and amenities including but not limited to enhancing the street entrance to the park for approaching visitors, Community Center and Gymnasium facilities, and walking paths connecting the Wetland Nature Trail, the Green, Playground, and Skate Park. Artists are encouraged to explore ways to address public health and social engagement through wayfinding elements and public art with renewable materials and innovative design with kinetic, light, and sound technologies.
Individual artists or artist teams may apply to address one or more prospective park sites while keeping wayfinding elements at the forefront of design for multiple sites in order to lead users through the overall space. For the site categories of environmental 3-D sculpture, preference will be given to artwork that incorporates lighting or luminescent elements and/or media arts, sound art, or other digital interactive art for creative placemaking. Jacksonville is interested in showcasing eco-friendly, forward thinking aesthetic designs that find solutions to environmental concerns, such as incorporating solar-powered lighting.
The artwork budget is currently $40,866. An artist or artist team who addresses the neighborhood project with a comprehensive environmental impact scheme for one or more prospective sites would receive $40,866 for design, fabrication and installation. This is a national call and regional and local artists are encouraged to apply by submitting images of prior work, letter of interest, biography, artist statement and resume with references. Open through Café only until February 9, 2019, 11:59 MST.
2. Overview and Description
The Cultural Council of Greater Jacksonville and its Art in Public Places is administering the Cuba Hunter Park Neighborhood Public Art Project installations on behalf of the City of Jacksonville. The City of Jacksonville’s capital improvement percent for art will fund iconic public artworks for the neighborhood. A nine member Art Selection Panel made up of community representatives, city department representatives and arts professionals selects the artists and the designs. Artists are not expected to produce proposals prior to selection and awarding. The Art in Public Places Committee will have final approval on designs, which will also be reviewed by an arts conservator for sustainability. Community involvement is integral to these projects and area stakeholders are encouraged to participate in public meetings with the artists. Artists should be prepared to meet and interact with local schools as part of the public meeting process.
This opportunity is open to participation by experienced local, regional and national artists or artist teams. Local artists are encouraged to apply. Artists or artist teams making application shall be of appropriate status and generally be recognized by recognized art professionals, as artists of serious intent and recognized ability, and shall not be a member of the project architectural, engineering, or design team or of the Art in Public Places Committee, Art Selection Panel or the Cultural Council Board or their respective staffs.
The area encompassing this neighborhood public art project consists of single and multiple family residences, schools, churches, social service facilities, healthcare facilities (such as Brooks Rehabilitation, Memorial Hospital, and UF Health) and businesses. This public art will be the first installation in the neighborhood park.
5. Prospective Sites are as follows (see Site Plan for details, maps and photos):
Artist Qualifications Submissions under this RFQ are being solicited for one or more of the following prospective sites:
An artist or artist team who wishes to create public art for all sites should consider a consolidated approach to the overall neighborhood project. Note that in any case, artists or artist teams selected will also be expected to create an engaging sense of place for the neighborhood.
6. Cuba Hunter Park Neighborhood Project Process
Artist finalist selection will be based solely upon the criteria outlined in this Call for Artist Qualifications Submissions and will be initially judged by the representation of samples of artworks represented in the submitted images that encompass each category. Nine panelists will perform initial blind jurying based on viewing the images without having access to other information about the artists. Further jurying will be based on the individual artist’s proven experience with similar projects or design work as listed in the resume, bio, the artist’s letter and references. If an individual artist or artist team applies to address more than one of the prospective park sites, it must be represented that the individual or that among the team, the ability to accomplish the work is demonstrated.
Site Visit and Public Interaction
Following commission and the execution of the Artist Agreement, the final selected artist or artist team will be invited to Jacksonville for required site visits, design team meetings including other possible interaction with schools and public meeting in Jacksonville before creating design proposals. The cost for visits to Jacksonville are to be paid by the artist from commission price. Following the visit, the artist or artist team will create design proposals and submit to the contract administrator along with specifications and maintenance requirements.
Conservator Review with Artists
A conservator team, hired by Art in Public Places, will initially review the design proposals and confer with artists and APP staff. The artist or artist team must be available to confer with the conservators and APP staff about the design proposals, respond and make modifications as necessary, before final approval.
Notice to Proceed to Fabrication and Installation
Following the conservator, City department and staff reviews, the Art Selection Panel will then review design proposals and make recommendations to the APP Committee for final approval. Following APP Committee approval, the artists will be issued an acceptance signifying the approval to proceed to Fabrication and Installation Phase. Artists are expected to be present for the delivery and installation of the artworks and according to a negotiated installation schedule.
7. Artist Budget
The Artist budget listed is a lump sum amount, made in five payments at certain milestones. The stated budgets are intended to cover costs for:
Artist’s application should address budget parameters in the letter of description.
8. General Artwork Criteria
The designs for public art will reflect artwork designed:
9. Artist Agreement Items
The Artist or Artist Team selected for each of the two project categories or combination of categories will be required to execute an Artist Agreement with CCGJ for provision of the Artwork. Please find Sample Artist Agreement here, along with RFQ and Site Plan:
Among other items, the following selective items will be included in that agreement:
Selected Artist and Artist’s subcontractors (if any) shall maintain the following insurance requirements that depend on the details of the project in the amounts and coverages required by COJ Risk Management and as outlined in Artist Agreement:
Artist, at his/her option, is responsible for any desired insurance against damage to or loss of artwork during fabrication, delivery or installation.
10. Proposed Project Schedule:
11. Submissions-please read carefully. Do not submit a design proposal.
*For images and map of site locations see Cuba Hunter Park Neighborhood Project Area Plan below
For Café technical support for artists contact:
888-562-7232; 303-629-1166 (MST)
For further information or questions, please contact Ashley Sedghi-Khoi at 904-358-3600 or firstname.lastname@example.org