Call Detail
Creative Community Lynnstallation Lynn MA
Carolyn Cole, Director of the DTLCD
c/o Lynn City Hall, Office of Community Development
3 City Hall Square, Room 305
Lynn, MA 01901


Contact Email: director@lynnculturaldistrict.org
Call Type: Public Art
Eligibility: National
State: Massachusetts
Entry Deadline: 7/31/20
Application Closed
REQUIREMENTS:
Media
Images - Minimum: 3, Maximum: 20
Audio - Minimum: 0, Maximum: 6
Video - Minimum: 0, Maximum: 6
Total Media - Minimum: 3, Maximum: 20

2020 CALL FOR ARTISTS
INFO SESSION: JUNE 5TH, 2:00-3:00PM EDT
LINK TO Q&A GENERATED FROM INFO SESSION:

https://www.lynnculturaldistrict.org/lynnstallation

Pitch a Public Art Concept for Mt. Vernon Street Plaza!

I. OVERVIEW
The City of Lynn, the Downtown Lynn Cultural District (DTLCD), the Lynn Office of Community Development and the Lynn Public Arts Commission (LPAC) are seeking an artistic concept for a signature work of art at Lynn’s Mt. Vernon and Exchange Street Plaza. The goal of this project is to install artwork that reflects the spirit of Lynn, enlivens the gateway to the DTLCD as a destination, and increases use of the Plaza as a gathering space.

SITE    
Artists are encouraged to envision concepts for a circular patch of land reserved for public art in the sidewalk plaza at the corner of Mt. Vernon Street and Exchange Street. 

AWARDS
Pre-qualified public art concepts are eligible for funding up to $75,000, less any funds allocated for concept development through concept development grant agreements. Funding is inclusive of materials, artist fees, insurance, design and development, fabrication, contingency, and installation costs. 

WHO CAN APPLY 
Current residents of Lynn, Massachusetts, and the North Shore are strongly encouraged to apply. The call is open to any resident of the United States of America aged 18 years or older; however, individuals located outside of Massachusetts must partner with an individual or organization in Massachusetts. Individuals, organizations, and teams with experience in community engagement and the design and fabrication of public art are eligible. Artists lacking experience in either community engagement or the design and fabrication of sculptural artwork must subcontract or partner with another individual or entity that can demonstrate the relevant experience. Any subcontractor must be identified as part of the team submitting for artist pre-qualification. Eligibility criteria are included in Sections II and III. 

KEY DATES
Call for Artists Release: March 2, 2020
Call for Artists Information Session: June 5, 2020
Question Submission Deadline: June 19, 2020
Amendments to Call for Artists Posted: June 26, 2020
Artist Pre-qualifications Submission Deadline: July 31, 2020
Invitation to Submit Public Art Concepts to Qualified Artist Teams: August 14, 2020

HOW TO APPLY
Submissions will be received online at www.CallforEntry.org (CaFÉ) until July 31, 2020 at noon. If you would prefer to submit a physical copy, please deliver your materials to Carolyn Cole, Director of the DTLCD; Community Development, Lynn City Hall, 3 City Hall Square, Room 305.

Questions must be submitted in writing no later than June 19, 2020.  Please send your written questions to Marjorie Weinberger at mweinberger@mapc.org. Answers will be posted publicly on June 26, 2020.

II. ARTIST TEAM PRE-QUALIFICATION SUBMISSION ELEMENTS
1.) Application Form
a.) Contact information for Team Lead (full name, email, phone number)
b.) Bios (for you and/or your team) 
c.) Letter of Intent (max. 250 words) describing preliminary artistic concept and media
d.) List of relevant project experiences including public art design and fabrication, and community engagement (please identify which team members are associated with each project). Also include the following: 
e.) Links to information about or images of project work listed above

2.) Three References for project work listed in (d) above. If team has not worked together previously, at least one project reference per team member is required. 

3.) Insurance Information (insurance company, policy holder, coverage, amount)

4.) Partnerships and Engagement Statement
a.) Please describe your approach to community engagement and partnerships in the design and fabrication of public art.  Include your understanding of the value and benefit of community engagement and the challenges associated with community engagement within your public art practice.
b.) Please recommend strategies that would enable you or your team to connect with and incorporate the context and community identity of Lynn into your concept development. These recommendations will be taken into consideration by the City of Lynn in the concept development phase.

III. MINIMUM ARTIST/ARTIST TEAM PRE-QUALIFICATION REQUIREMENTS
Artists and Artist Teams will be pre-qualified to develop concepts if they meet the following criteria:
  • Application: Qualifying applications must be complete and include all required documents.
  • Alignment with Values: Preliminary concepts will be evaluated for alignment with project values. Concepts that do not reflect the values articulated in the Call for Artists will not be evaluated further.
  • Expertise: Artist and/or team must demonstrate experience through completed projects in the following areas: design of public art, fabrication of public art, and community engagement for art projects. 
  • Engagement: Any qualifying artist or artist team must include an approach to community engagement and recommendations for engagement strategies that align with artistic concept. 
  • References: Any qualifying artist team must supply a minimum of three references for completed work or at least one reference per team member. Qualifying references must have had a supervisory role related to the project or have held commissioning or approval authority over the project.
  • Quality: Qualifying project experience must represent a standard of quality such that references do not report concerns with project completion timeline or budget or with the durability, maintenance, or safety of the delivered product.
Artists/Artist Teams pre-qualified to submit concepts must sign grant agreements in order to receive up to $1,000 per team in funding for concept development as Qualified Artist Teams.

IV. PUBLIC ART CONCEPT SUBMISSION REQUIREMENTS

Submissions of public art concepts by Qualified Artist Teams will be reviewed by the City of Lynn and subject matter experts for conformance to minimum concept requirements. All concept submissions must include the following required elements: 

1.) Application Form
  • Project/Idea Title
  • Project Team (any new or alternate members are subject to pre-qualification review to determine team eligibility) 
  • Contact Information
  • Project Description (Max. 500 words)
  • Description of how project will engage Lynn residents and reflect local community identities and/or respond to local priorities (Max 200 words)

2.) Detailed Images. Images must illustrate the following information:
  • Spatial arrangement of concept elements, 
  • Measurements of the artwork, including its size relative to surrounding features, 
  • Views and access to the artwork the artwork from important pedestrian approaches. 
Images should be produced using one or more of the following methods:
  • Plan, Side Elevations, and Cross-Sections. Drawings depicting the size, and scale of the artwork with measurements. Drawings may also indicate the way in which it can be secured to the ground as well as the materials used, colors, and other relevant details. 
  • Site Plan. Plan of proposed concept over existing site plan to show the artwork’s size and scale relative to other features and objects in the plaza as well as the pedestrian access to the artwork. Must be used in combination with other techniques to show concept in perspective relative to surroundings.
  • Perspective Renderings. Rendering of concept in perspective using foreground and backdrop to depict all design features in concept and show relationship of artwork to plaza, street, viaduct and other surroundings. 
3.) Detailed Engagement Plan: Detailed one page plan for building partnerships with and engaging Lynn artists, organizations, and residents in installation and maintenance of final artwork.

4.) Project Timeline: Estimated timeline for final design, engagement, fabrication and installation. 

5.) Maintenance Plan: Maintenance plan specifying materials and material characteristics, how artwork elements will be joined together and affixed to the ground, and whether any elements are intended for motion, digital display, or lighting effects. Plan should identify appropriate ongoing maintenance needs and potential issues that could arise in which conservation or restoration may be necessary. Plan should identify a strategy for how this work may be accomplished.

6.) An Itemized Project Budget. Estimated cost including artist time and materials, transportation, engagement, insurance, and contingency.

V. EVALUATION OF FINAL SUBMISSIONS BY QUALIFIED ARTIST TEAMS
The Metropolitan Area Planning Council will manage the application process. The City of Lynn and subject matter experts will review concepts to confirm they meet the minimum concept submission requirements. Concepts that meet the requirements will be forwarded to a public review and final selection process. The City of Lynn reserves the right to withdraw the Call for Artists at any time and without penalty. 

MINIMUM CONCEPT REQUIREMENTS

1. Artistic Merit
1.1 Artistic concept meets at least two of the following criteria: 
  • Coherence: Concept is coherent and artwork communicates its meaning effectively. 
  • Resonance: Concept resonates with the values of the LCPWG, provokes an emotional response from reviewers or elicits a new way of seeing the world. 
  • Harmony: Form, color and materials and massing are balanced and in harmony.
2Engagement and Interaction
2.1 Concept includes plan to engage Lynn residents and/or artists
Concept must include detailed plan for engaging Lynn residents with at least one opportunity for public engagement including:  
  • Engagement that provides opportunities for residents to participate in artmaking. 
  • Engagement that trains local artists in the artistic process.
2.2 Artistic concept provides opportunities for interaction with viewers
  • The artwork provides direct or indirect visual, tactile, mechanical, digital, or other feedback or social benefit in response to actions taken by the viewer.
3. Style and Appropriateness
Artwork should demonstrate that it is compatible with the urban fabric and Lynn Community. Artwork should respond to and reflect a consideration of the core values of bridging generations, education, and justice.
3.1. Site Compatibility
  • Artwork creates strong focal point for pedestrian plaza and artwork conforms to MBTA setback requirements and does not impede ADA accessibility of sidewalk, crosswalks, or bus boarding areas.
3.2. Community Compatibility
  • Artwork is unique to Lynn and reflects or responds to the particular history, heritage, or social dynamics of Lynn communities. If artwork is related to an established body of artistic work, it has been adapted to reflect or respond to the particular history, heritage, and social and cultural context of Lynn.

3.3. Connection to Values    
  • Artwork elevates at least one of the core project values of bridging generations, education, and justice through its process, form, or interpretation.
4. Technical Considerations and Feasibility
4.1 Technical Considerations
  • Artist or artist team has submitted all application elements including detailed budget and timeline, community engagement plan, and concepts with drawings and maintenance plan.
4.2 Feasibility
  • Concept and installation are compliant with design and installation specifications included in Appendix D.
5. Diversity: Project team reflects the overall project goal to strive for diversity by which may include project partners that represent eligible categories of certification based on the criteria used by the Massachusetts Office of Supplier Diversity. 

6. Safety and Maintenance
6.1. Safety    
  • Artwork is made with durable materials for outdoor conditions and will be attached to the ground with a sound footing. Artist provides an account of safety considerations and an approach to mitigate potential hazards.
6.2. Maintenance    
  • Artwork materials are resistant to New England weather conditions (including sun exposure, strong winds, and freezing conditions), degradation, theft and/or vandalism and require minimal periodic maintenance. 
  • The artist has identified potential issues that could arise in which conservation or restoration may be necessary, and has identified a strategy for how this work may be accomplished.
VI. PUBLIC REVIEW
Concepts that meet the Minimum Concept Requirements will be advanced for public review and final selection. Qualified Artist Teams will have an opportunity to present their concepts to the public before public input is solicited to inform final concept selection. 

VII. CITY OF LYNN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY POLICY
The City of Lynn is committed to ensure that all programs, services, policies, and practices are formulated and conducted in a manner which will ensure equal access for all people and prevent discrimination not only as a matter of law, but also as a policy designed to encourage the participation of all segments of the Commonwealth’s population in the City of Lynn’s programs and services.

The City of Lynn is dedicated to creating a workplace, programs, and services that welcome, respect and value people of all races, color, age, sex, ethnicity, sexual orientation, gender identity, religions, creeds, ancestry, national origin, disability and veteran status, and does discriminate on the basis of these attributes.  We strive to reflect diversity in all activities, programs and services by removing any barriers to accessibility.

Conflict of Interest
To ensure that all City of Lynn review panels are free from any conflict of interest and/or the appearance of such conflicts, panelists are required to disclose any current or prospective affiliations they or their immediate family members have with an actual or potential applicant. “Affiliations” applies to employment, board memberships, independent contractual relationships, advisory or policy relationships, substantial contributor relationships, or other financial relationships. In addition, panelists are required to disclose any past or current adversarial relationships with actual or potential applicants of a professional or personal nature. City of Lynn employees are not permitted to participate in discussions or votes relating to any applicant with whom they have an affiliation or relating to any applicants competing with that applicant.


SELECTION PROCESS SUMMARY
STEP 1: Artist/Artist Team Pre-Qualification
1.) Artists and artist teams will submit applications for pre-qualification.
2.) Artist or artist team qualifications will be reviewed by the City of Lynn and subject matter experts. This review will determine which artists and artist teams meet the minimum required qualifications. All artists or artist teams that meet the required qualifications will be considered Qualified Artist Teams and will be invited to submit artistic concepts. 

STEP 2: Concept Development and Preliminary Review
3.) Qualified Artist Teams will be invited to submit concept proposals. Qualified Artist Teams will be required to enter into a Grant Agreement in order to receive a maximum of $1,000 per team (not to exceed $9,000 distributed equally across all teams) for concept development.

STEP 3: Final Artist/Artist Team Selection 
4.) The City of Lynn and subject matter experts will review concepts submitted by Qualified Artist Teams to confirm they meet the minimum concept submission requirements. Concepts that meet the requirements will be forwarded to a public review and selection process. 

5.)The selected artist or artist team will enter into a Public Art Grant Agreement with the City of Lynn. Funding of up to $75,000 for fabrication and installation of public art, less any amount allocated to concept development, will be made available. A copy of the grant agreement will be provided to all Qualified Artist Teams. The City of Lynn reserves the right to withdraw the Call for Artists at any time and without penalty.

SELECTED CONCEPT EXECUTION TIMELINE
The selected artist will be awarded the commission to be paid in installments based on satisfactory completion of five deliverables over a ten-month period. The City of Lynn reserves the right to terminate or suspend the contract if deliverables do not meet a set of requirements agreed upon in advance by the City of Lynn and the artist. 

Deliverable 1: Signed Public Art Grant Agreement – Estimated due date: November 19, 2020
  • Narrative of project including goals and objectives, roles and responsibilities of artist team members, City of Lynn, and other community partners, and anticipated problems or impediments with proposed strategies for addressing the problems identified.
  • Work Schedule with estimated completion of deliverables, interim approvals to reach deliverable deadlines, regular project check-ins, meetings with Downtown Lynn Cultural District, Lynn DPW, and other community engagement activities.
  • Detailed concept drawings for the project.
  • Plan for engaging Lynn residents or artists in the fabrication of the process.
  • Draft fabrication plan and timeline
  • Draft installation plan and timeline
  • Draft maintenance and conservation plan
  • Signatures of Artist Team lead; Downtown Lynn Cultural District Director, Director of Community Development, Associate Commissioner of the Department of Public Works, and the Mayor of Lynn
Deliverable 2: Approved Final Design – Estimated due date: March 11, 2021
  • Stamped Construction Drawings
  • Certificate of insurance identifying the City of Lynn as the insured.
  • Detailed Fabrication Plan and Timeline
  • Detailed Installation Plan and Timeline 
  • Approved by Artist Team lead; Downtown Lynn Cultural District Director, Associate Commissioner of the Department of Public Works, Director of Community Development, Mayor of Lynn
Deliverable 3: Fabrication of Artwork – Estimated due date: July 1, 2021
  • Artwork fabricated according to approved plans and construction drawings.
  • Updated plan and timeline for site preparation and installation.
  • Approved by Artist Team lead; Downtown Lynn Cultural District Director, Associate Commissioner of the Department of Public Works, Director of Community Development, and the Mayor of Lynn.
Deliverable 4: Installation and Inspection – Estimated due date: July 29, 2021
  • Final Site Preparation.
  • Successful installation of artwork.
  • Approved by Artist Team lead; Downtown Lynn Cultural District Director, Associate Commissioner of the Department of Public Works, Director of Community Development, and the Mayor of Lynn.
Deliverable 5: Final Maintenance and Conservation Plan – Estimated due date: August 26, 2021
  • Detailed information provided about the materials used in the artwork.
  • Anticipated maintenance needs and requirements.
  • Plan of action for artwork failure or emergency.
  • Plan of action for minor repair or maintenance.
  • Approved by Artist Team lead; Downtown Lynn Cultural District Director, Associate Commissioner of the Department of Public Works, Director of Community Development, and the Mayor of Lynn.
BACKGROUND
In 2012, the Massachusetts Cultural Council designated a portion of Downtown Lynn as one of the Commonwealth's inaugural Cultural Districts. Although appointed in 2012, the history of arts & culture activism in Downtown Lynn goes back decades. Countless individuals and organizations have contributed their time and energy to Downtown Lynn. The Downtown Lynn Cultural District (DTLCD) is a keeper of this movement and collaborates with cultural partners, both new and well-established, to foster a shared creative and cohesive vision for the city’s cultural community.
Lynn's Cultural District has gained much positive momentum in recent years, and the City is interested and invested in building on the successes of all of the DTLCD cultural partners. Identifying the gateway and boundaries of the DTLCD through creative community placemaking and a unique signature work of art is a critical element of this investment. The signature work of public art, which is the subject of this Call for Artists, should identify the Cultural District and should represent the heart of the community by providing a meaningful display for all Lynn residents to connect to and enjoy. The work of art should act as a magnet, drawing in visitors from surrounding areas and beyond. 
In order to progress toward the creation of this artwork and a visually compelling approach to marking district gateways, the City of Lynn Department of Community Development, the Downtown Lynn Cultural District, and the Lynn Public Art Commission has retained the Metropolitan Area Planning Council to develop a Call for Artists and a creative placemaking strategy. To develop the strategy, MAPC is engaging residents, businesses, local institutions, and artists to identify areas of strength, emerging challenges and a shared vision for a compelling work of art that has widespread community support. 

Lynn Creative Placemaking Working Group
The Lynn Creative Placemaking Working Group includes representatives from businesses and organizations active in the cultural district and active in promoting arts and culture throughout Lynn. Organizations represented in the group include the Lynn Public Schools Fine Arts Department, Ironbound Marketplace, the New Lynn Coalition, The Brickyard Collaborative, the Food Project and Lynn Farmers Market, North Shore Community College, the Khmer Cultural Planning Committee and Lynn YMCA, as well as working artists. 

What Makes Lynn Special?
In thinking about what makes Lynn a special place, this group identified its local pride, its authenticity, and its people, including immigrants, youth, and multi-generational families. The group emphasized the city’s strength and resilience in the face of hardship and challenge. It is important that public art practices in Lynn build on the strength of who is here and connect to the residents of Lynn in a meaningful way. Lynn is a city of hidden assets from its natural resources to its historic artifacts to its multi-ethnic cultural diversity.

LIST OF RECOMMENDATIONS AND CONSIDERATIONS
The following sections provide details on the values identified by the Lynn Creative Placemaking Working Group to guide artists in the development of their proposals and site-specific considerations that applicants may wish to understand as they develop their concepts. 

VALUES 
Engagement and Interaction
The artwork should invite interaction from visitors and the process of developing the artwork should engage with local residents, artists and organizations. Ideally the work would also invite peer-to-peer interaction, and allow visitors to experience connection with something larger than themselves.

Multi-generational
Youth, seniors, families, young adults, past generations and future. An artwork that helps build connections across generations and across time would resonate with Lynn. 

Education
The artwork should help educate the general public on the value and importance of public art as part of the city’s fabric.

Justice
Residents of Lynn are grappling with rising housing costs, environmental degradation, drug use, and other challenges with many local organizations bringing creative approaches with a focus on justice to generate opportunity from challenges. Installing artwork that can tap into that value of justice is important to the Lynn Creative Placemaking Advisory Group.

Support
Make sure the Lynn community and artists feel supported throughout this process.

Positivity and Joy
This work of art should be a source of positivity and joy.

Vivid/Colorful
Consider the bright vivid red along the viaduct. Adding more vivid color would enhance the site.



SITE-SPECIFIC CONSIDERATIONS
Think About How People Use the Space. A majority of people pass through the site on their way to the train station and surveys have indicated that many people do not find the Plaza to be a comfortable place to spend time. Users would welcome art that integrates seating, lighting or plant life to enhance the space. Your artwork may address these issues by creating space for people to pause and relax, or enhance the site’s role as a gateway. 

Consider the Edges and Organizations. The site is used by its immediate neighbors and they will continue to transform its identity. This summer it will host weekly farmer’s markets and events run by the Ironbound Marketplace. The LynnArts building opens onto the sidewalk across from the site on Exchange Street, and Beyond Walls is moving into a building along Mt. Vernon Street. RAW Artworks is located on the other side of the Viaduct, and North Shore Community College is just at the intersection of Spring Street and Broad Street. Think about how your project might relate to or how your process might integrate these organizations at the edges of the site.  

Capitalize on the Existing Aesthetic. With its combination of murals and raw architectural features around the Plaza, this site provides an urban oasis within Lynn. The Plaza itself however is dominated by concrete and is periodically occupied by loud buses with diesel exhaust. Artwork here can provide a brief respite from the hardscape and pollution while enhancing connections to the urban fabric that surrounds the site. 

Remember that this Space is a Commuter Zone. The site provides access to the Commuter Rail station above and a major bus stop on Mount Vernon Street. Additionally there is parking on Mount Vernon Street and other parking lots that empty onto the street, making this one-way street an area of high volumes of vehicular traffic. A signature work can provide a visual cue to alert drivers to slow down. 



PROJECT PARTNERS
The City of Lynn, the Downtown Lynn Cultural District (DTLCD), the Lynn Office of Community Development
Lynn Public Arts Commission (LPAC)
Metropolitan Area Planning Council (MAPC)

LEARN MORE
To learn more about the Lynn Creative Placemaking Project, visit https://www.mapc.org/resource-library/lynn-creative-placemaking/.

APPENDICES
  • APPENDIX A: Grant Agreement for concept development (please request a copy for review from Marjorie Weinberger at mweinberger@mapc.org.) 
  • APPENDIX B: Sample Budget Template
  • APPENDIX C: Site Plan Diagram
  • APPENDIX D: Site Plan Considerations
  • APPENDIX E: Indemnification Waiver
  • APPENDIX F: Youth Organizations

APPENDIX B: BUDGET TEMPLATE

​BUDGET PROPOSAL            ARTIST/TEAM: __________________

DESCRIPTION

AMOUNT 

 

Artist Design and Project Management Fee

Overhead or Work Space Rental

Engagement Expenses

Materials and Supplies

Fabrication

Transportation

Installation

Insurance

Professional Consultant Fees

(for construction drawings and engineer approval)

Documentation of Artwork

Promotion and Communication

BUDGET SUBTOTAL

$                                     -   

Contingency (5%)

$                                     -   

TOTAL BUDGET

$                                     -   

 

APPENDIX C: SITE PLAN (see site plan link above)

APPENDIX D: SITE CONSIDERATIONS


​The Art Installation Site is located on property owned by the City of Lynn within a sidewalk plaza that provides protected pedestrian access through the MBTA viaduct, connecting Downtown Lynn to the waterfront. The plaza accommodates a variety of uses from pedestrian access to bus and rail connections to events and social activities. In addition, the parcel is adjacent to the viaduct and the Newburyport/Rockport Commuter Rail Line owned by the MBTA. The Newburyport/Rockport Commuter Rail line has the second-highest weekday two-way ridership of the commuter rail system averaging 14,003 two-way riders per weekday in 2012.  It is critical that the design and installation of the proposed artwork does not impinge upon the safety of MBTA customers and staff and that it does not disrupt railroad operations. The considerations below outline steps that artists are expected to take to minimize negative impacts to the existing uses of the site and to the MBTA commuter rail system. 

MBTA CONSIDERATIONS

The MBTA property adjacent to the Art Installation Site is delineated in the lower right corner of Appendix C: Site Plan Diagram marked “Remaining Land of / Massachusetts Bay / Transportation Authority / 1987-8809 / Block 617 Part Lot 8 / Part of Lot L9,” and comprises the viaduct and commuter rail tracks, which are elevated approximately 17 feet above street level. The Art Installation Site is located 26 feet from the MBTA property line. 

ADA ACCESSIBILITY

The site plan identifies the locations of various infrastructure and amenities located around the Art Installation Site including street trees, an electrical box, and light poles. Attention to pedestrian accessibility through the site will be an important consideration for public art concepts. Individuals using motorized wheelchairs require even surfaces and adequate space to maneuver around obstructions. The Federal Highway Administration makes the following recommendation in regard to providing adequate accessible accommodations for pedestrians in their publication “Accessible Sidewalks and Street Crossings”:

“The pedestrian zone is the area of the sidewalk corridor that is specifically reserved for pedestrian travel. This area should be free of all obstacles, protruding objects, and any vertical obstructions hazardous to pedestrians, particularly for individuals with vision impairments. The pedestrian zone should be at least 1.8 m-3.0 m (6-10 ft) wide or greater to meet the desired level of service in areas with higher pedestrian volumes… Wheelchair users need about 1.5 m (5 ft) to turn around and 1.8 m (6 ft) to pass other wheelchairs.”

CONSIDERATIONS AND DESIGN/INSTALLATION RESTRICTIONS

  • Artists should propose concepts that can be installed without a crane to minimize potential risk and impact to the MBTA’s customer safety and railroad operations.

  • Design and fabrication of artwork and all component parts should be stable and resistant to tipping, falling, or detaching.

  • It is strongly recommended that artists adhere to the following size restrictions:

  • Artwork should not exceed 20’ in height. 

  • Artwork should not include any elements that create a physical impediment to pedestrian, bicycle or motorized wheelchair movement more than 5’ beyond the Art Installation Site to preserve a 10’ wide pedestrian zone around the artwork. 

  • Proposed elements that extend beyond the Art Installation Site should maintain a 10’ wide pedestrian zone through the plaza around existing obstacles.

  • Artwork should not impede ongoing maintenance and repair of sidewalk plaza surrounding the Art Installation Site. 

    APPENDIX E: INDEMNIFICATION WAIVER

     

    GRANTEE WAIVER OF LIABILITY, HOLD HARMLESS AGREEMENT AND INDEMNIFICATION WAIVER


     
  •    I, ___________________, understand and agree that as a result of my selection as a Grantee by the City of Lynn, to develop, design, or produce any documentation and/or prototype artistic renderings, to create public art in the City of Lynn, that I, and any other partner or third party I have identified in my Grant Application to the City of Lynn, for whom I am legally responsible for all actions related to the Grant, am bound by the following:

  •  
  •     I,  ___________________,  understand and agree that I shall indemnify, defend and hold harmless the City of Lynn and the Metropolitan Area Planning Council, and all of its officers, agents and employees, against all suits, claims, demands and liabilities of every name and nature, both at law and in equity, based upon or arising out of any action inaction taken by me or any partner or third party identified in my Grant Application, to develop, design, or produce, any documentation and/or prototype artistic renderings.

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  • I, ___________________, hereby state that it is my express intent that this Grantee Waiver of Liability, Hold Harmless Agreement, and Indemnification Waiver shall bind me and any assigns and representatives, and shall be deemed as a RELEASE, WAIVER, DISCHARGE, AND COVENANT NOT TO SUE the City of Lynn or the Metropolitan Area Planning Council.


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  • I, ___________________, hereby agree that this Grantee Waiver of Liability, Hold Harmless Agreement, and Indemnification Waiver and the provisions contained herein shall be construed, interpreted and controlled according to the laws of the State of Massachusetts. I HEREBY KNOWINGLY AND VOLUNTARILY WAIVE ANY RIGHT TO A JURY TRIAL OF ANY DISPUTE ARISING IN CONNECTION WITH THIS AGREEMENT.  

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    IN SIGNING THIS AGREEMENT, I ACKNOWLEDGE AND REPRESENT THAT I have read the foregoing Wavier of Liability and Hold Harmless Agreement, understand it and sign it voluntarily as my own free act and deed; no oral representations, statements, or inducements, apart from the foregoing written agreement, have been made; I am at least eighteen (18) years of age and fully competent; and I execute this Agreement for full, adequate and complete consideration fully intending to be bound by same. 

    IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have signed this Waiver and Agreement under seal on this _____________________________ day of _______________________, 2020 

     

    SIGNATURE: _______________________________________________ 

    NAME: ___________________________________________________


    APPENDIX F: YOUTH ORGANIZATIONS
    Please note this suggested list is NOT inclusive of all pertinent organizations in Lynn, MA. We encourage all applicants to research and determine if there are other youth organizations in Lynn that are viable options.

    Boys & Girls Club

    Girls Inc.

    Children’s Friend & Family

    Lynn Public Library

    Catholic Charities

    Lynn Tech

    KIPP

    YMCA

    Lynn Shelter Association

    The Haven Project

    The REAL Program

    Gregg House

    LYSOA

    Stop the Violence: LYNN

    Raw Art Works

     

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