East Memorial Neighborhood Art
651 10th Avenue, Greeley CO 80634
Contact Email: email@example.com
Call Type: Public Art
Entry Deadline: 2/13/19
Images - Minimum: 6, Maximum: 6
Total Media - Minimum: 6, Maximum: 6
Over the course of the past year, the Park division of the City of Greeley worked closely with residents in the East Memorial neighborhood, the rather densely populated community of approximately 7,200, to learn what improvements they would like to see in their community. A three year grant has since been awarded to the Park division to develop a network of outdoor spaces that will offer opportunities to increase physical activity among children and their families. The collaborative decision making process will continue with this overall project.
The inclusion of public art goes along with the intention of creating public spaces that promote the neighborhoods health, happiness, and wellbeing. There are currently three parks being redeveloped in this project, and an additional “natural area” to be developed over the next three years. The community will be involved in deciding what is appropriate in each park. Site-specific structures, art forms, and sculptures that contribute to place making will not only dramatically change the aesthetics of the neighborhood, but also the social dynamics of the public spaces. For the new “natural area” Environmental art, or Land Art, may be appropriate for artwork and can include works that are created in nature using natural materials such as soil, rock, boulders and stone, organic media (logs, branches, leaves) with introduced materials such as concrete, metal, asphalt or mineral pigments.
Budget and Scope of Work
The budget for an artist to work as the artwork design consultant in 2019 with the project design team is $50,000. The selected artist must be willing to take part in one or two meetings each month in Greeley with the design team. Artist will develop 3 or 4 artwork designs in collaboration with the Architecture and Engineering firm hired to complete the overall design of the park; artwork will be integrated into the parks in 2020 and 2021.
Designs for all appropriate outdoor mediums, including landscape architecture and ‘Earthworks’ will be considered. The eventual disintegration of artwork is acceptable if it is a slow process or works may be created with the intent of being permanent.
Final designs must be original and must include all details necessary for the fabrication and installation of the actual artwork including engineering plans. The final designs submitted by the artist shall be completed by December 2019. Once the final designs are accepted by the Greeley Art Commission and payment is made for the designs, the City will retain all rights of the final designs.
Final park construction designs to include artwork designs will be completed by December of 2019. Park construction will follow from October 2020 through May 2021.
Artists may submit applications online through Café OR request Artist Application Packet from firstname.lastname@example.org to submit via email or hard copy.
No project proposal is desired at this time. Incomplete or late entries will not be considered.