Number of Applications Allowed: 20
Entry Fee (City of Brookings, SD City/County Building): $10.00
Images | Minimum:Min. 7, Maximum:Max. 10
Total Samples | Minimum:Min. 7, Maximum:Max. 10
State: South Dakota
Event Dates: 11/10/19 - 4/30/20
The Brookings Public Arts Commission, in partnership with the City of Brookings, SD, seeks an artist to design, fabricate and install 2D artwork in an interior public area of the shared use City/County building. The available installation (wall) space itself is 10' wide x 6' high, but the artist does not need to cover the entire square foot area. The artist may choose to propose a single piece of art, diptych, triptych, etc... The piece(s) will be in a high foot traffic area, so care should be taken that the artwork and frame (if used) not extend too far into the walkway. The proposal may be conceptual at this point, but do indicate how the concept will honor the history, cultures and current experiences of Brookings County, SD residents. Also, please indicate what medium will be used and provide images of previously completed work.
Detailed specifications and images of the space will be provided once an artist is selected. The selected artist will be asked to create permanent artwork that honors the history, cultures, and current experience of Brookings County, SD residents. This call is open to all artists living or working in South Dakota or a neighboring state. (Minnesota, Iowa, Nebraska, Montana, Wyoming, North Dakota). Students are not eligible to apply.
Proposal Deadline: January 15, 2020
Artist Selection and notification: February 2020
Artist begins work: March 2020
Project completion: August 2020
This call is open to all artists living or working in South Dakota or a neighboring state (Minnesota, Iowa, Nebraska, Montana, Wyoming, North Dakota).
The City of Brookings encourages diversity in its collection. Artists whose work is well represented in the City’s collection are eligible to apply, but the artist selection panel will consider artistic diversity as one factor in the selection process.
The selected artist will receive a commission of $10,000 (that shall include all South Dakota State Sales/Use Tax), to design, fabricate, and install the artwork. The $10,000 budget also shall include any associated travel costs.
11:59 p.m. (Mountain Time Zone), January 15, 2020. Please allow ample time to complete your application. Do not wait until the last minute. Applications submitted after the 11:59 p.m. deadline will not be accepted. Note: A letter of interest and other written documents described below should be mailed to City of Brookings Park & Rec. Department; Attn: Public Arts Commission; 520 3rd St., Brookings, SD 57006 -- or e-mailed to firstname.lastname@example.org with "Brookings City/County Art" in the subject line. Do not mail images or attach images--only the written materials. Materials physically mailed in or dropped must arrive by January 15, 2020. Emails must arrive by 11:59 p.m. Mountain Time on January 15, 2020.
Applications must include:
7 to 10 images. Images should concentrate on completed projects that show potential or demonstrated skill to produce two-dimensional public artworks.
Letter of Interest (not to exceed 2,000 characters, including spaces) mailed or emailed to the addresses above. Please describe interest in this opportunity, addressing how the artwork would honor the history, cultures, and current experience of Brookings County, SD residents.
Résumé or a one-page biography. Mail or email to addresses above with other written materials.
Three references, including name, email address, and phone number Also indicated relationship to artist. Mail or email to the addresses above with other written materials.
Image Identification List (not to exceed 500 characters for each image). Please explain clearly and include artwork title, year completed, media, dimensions, and description. For any previous projects completed as a team member, indicated artist’s role for each image submitted. Mail or email to the addresses above with other written materials.
Maintenance A statement of any required maintenance schedule and instructions for the artwork proposed. Mail or email to the addresses above with other written materials.