Call Detail
Historic Westminster Sculpture on Loan Program
4800 West 92nd Avenue, Westminster, CO 80031



Contact Email: kkoehler@cityofwestminster.us
Call Type: Public Art
Eligibility: Regional
State: Colorado
Entry Deadline: 4/19/19
Application Closed
Number of Applications Allowed: 20

REQUIREMENTS:
Media
Images - Minimum: 1, Maximum: 3
Video - Minimum: 0, Maximum: 1
Total Media - Minimum: 1, Maximum: 4
Entry Fee (Historic Westminster Sculpture on Loan Program): $25.00

IMPORTANT: This application represents ONE artwork/sculpture, with 1 to 3 images of that single artwork/sculpture. If you wish to enter additional artworks/sculptures, please checkout and submit the first application, then return to "Apply to Calls" and choose APPLY AGAIN TO THIS CALL. Repeat the process for up to twenty applications.

Process for Consideration

BY SUBMITTING AN APPLICATION, ARTIST AGREES THAT HE OR SHE HAS READ THE ATTACHED POLICY IN ITS ENTIRETY.

The City of Westminster displays selected works of art at its outdoor spaces and facilities in order to create an appropriate, pleasant, thoughtful, and sophisticated atmosphere, consistent with the values of the City and the message the City wishes to convey. Applications for the Sculpture on Loan Program will be reviewed by the City of Westminster’s Office of Cultural Affairs staff in the order they are received. Staff will consider the information provided in the application, as well as the aesthetic quality of the artwork including craftsmanship, compatibility with the City’s existing public art collection, appropriateness of the artwork, maintenance requirements, and financial considerations.

Office of Cultural Affairs staff will review all artwork proposed for the program for conformance with the following criteria:

1.    Aesthetics

a.    Artistic merit of the sculpture, including its cultural, social, and/or historical significance, as evidenced in the Sculpture on Loan Program application submitted by the artist, which includes a written description and images of the artwork.

b.    Professional artist’s qualifications, as evidenced in the Sculpture on Loan Program application submitted by the artist, which includes images of past work, resume, and references and published reviews of the artist’s work.

c.    Compatibility of the sculpture within the context of the proposed site and/or the mission of the City.

d.    Compatibility of the sculpture with the City’s existing public art collection.

e.    Originality, edition size, and edition number. 

2.    Site

a.    Appropriateness to the site with respect to its immediate and general physical environment, neighborhood, and audience.

3.    Structure

a.    Materials used to construct the sculpture (must be metal, stone, or similarly durable material; wood will not be accepted). 

b.    Durability of material and structural integrity of the sculpture.

c.    Susceptibility of the sculpture or accessories to accidental damage, theft, and/or vandalism and security needs.

d.    Sculptures requiring maintenance within the twenty-four (24) month exhibition period will not be considered. 

4.    Financial

a.    Appraisal and statement of value of the sculpture for insurance purposes.

5.    Liability

a.    Susceptibility of the sculpture to normal wear and vandalism.

b.    Potential risk to the public.

c.    Public access, in general, as well as compliance with ADA requirements.

d.    Special insurance requirements, if any. 

6.    Timeliness

a.    Submittal of the Sculpture on Loan Program application to the City’s Office of Cultural Affairs by the deadline.

b.    Timely and appropriate responses to Office of Cultural Affairs staff requests for additional materials or information, as needed.

Application, Selection, and Installation Timeline

To be considered for the 2019 – 2021 Sculpture on Loan Program, artists must submit a completed application with all required materials to the City of Westminster Office of Cultural Affairs, to the attention of Kristen Koehler, by April 19, 2019. Application materials should be submitted through this Café Call for Art posting. Successful applicants will be notified by staff on or about May 16, 2019. 

Acceptable sculpture mediums include metal, stone, or any other similarly durable material that can withstand the elements and exposure of an outdoor display. The sculpture must have no easily breakable or easily damaged or removable parts or pieces and be constructed in a way that will not cause safety or liability concerns. Wooden structures will not be accepted. Fragile and dangerous artwork will not be accepted. Sculptures requiring maintenance during the exhibition period will not be considered. 

The City will pay the selected artist/artist teams a $1,000 honorarium (in two installments) for the artist’s costs of preparing the sculpture for installation, for transportation of the sculpture to the designated location, and loan of the sculpture for the exhibition period. 

The artist must deliver the artwork, ready for installation, to the City’s designated location at Harris Park (3915 West 73rd Avenue, Westminster, CO) on or before July 15, 2019, unless other arrangements have been made with the City. The artwork will be on display for twenty-four (24) months from the date of installation with a designated removal date of approximately July 15, 2021. If the artwork is not removed by the designated date, the City may remove the artwork and the artist will reimburse the City for any expenses incurred in the removal, storage, or return of the sculpture to the artist. 

Removal of the sculpture prior to the removal date shall be at the discretion of the City and only upon written request by the artist. If the artist’s sculpture is sold during the exhibition period, the artist will be required to provide a bill of sale to Office of Cultural Affairs staff and a sculpture of equal or greater value, created by the artist and subject to approval by Office of Cultural Affairs staff, to occupy the spot vacated as a result of the sale. The vacated spot must be filled within 7 days of the original sculpture being removed. The artist will be required to complete additional paperwork to document the replacement sculpture. Each artist will be allowed one original sculpture and one replacement sculpture during the exhibition period, and only as a result of the original sculpture having been sold.

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