ROELAND PARK GATEWAY PROJECT

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Jan. 31, 2023
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The Roeland Park Arts Advisory Committee (AAC), on behalf of the city of Roeland Park, Kansas (RP), is seeking a Kansas or Missouri based professional artist or artist team to collaborate with the AAC, city council and city staff to create a site-specific permanent and original piece of art. The art will be sited on the north end of Roe Boulevard. Eligibility This project is open to all professional artists and artist teams with public art experience ages 18 and older who demonstrate the capability to complete a project of this magnitude. Artists or artist teams are expected to be based in Kansas or Missouri. Artists and/or artist groups from diverse backgrounds are encouraged to apply. Project Description Public Art Budget = $100,000. All materials, travel, lodging and shipping for the artists and sculpture are included in this amount. Therefore, RP is seeking an artist or artist team for the design, fabrication, and installation of a signature work of public art at the northern entryway to the City. The artist or artist team selected for the project will be expected to collaborate with the City of Roeland Park through the AAC, city staff and city council. The design of the art will need to consider the surrounding area, be of robust construction and environmentally sound. It is expected the art will have a year-round visual impact and compliment the city’s vision through a visible, dynamic and engaging work of public art symbolic of the values of RP. Construction elements can make use of glass, metal, light, ceramics, color, texture, etc. The commissioned art will be an important welcoming feature to Roeland Park, Kansas. Design Packet Submission Requirements Interested artists should submit all of the following, which must be received by 5:00 pm, February 1, 2023. Materials should be sent/delivered to knielsen@roelandpark.org through Google Drive. Please submit packet in the order listed below: A professional resume/CV (of 1 to 2 pages) including contact information: name, address, telephone number, and email. A letter of interest outlining your desire to make art for this project; sources of inspiration provided by the project and site; a colored rendering of the sculpture (3-4 views); a narrative explaining your ability to collaborate with the City and design team if selected for the project; At least 6, but no more than 10 images of related past work. You must include an annotated image list of past works that clearly indicates the title, dimensions, materials, date of work, location, as well as project costs and commissioning entity if applicable. Works can be located anywhere nationally and internationally. Three references of similar commissioned work with current contact information. Works can be located anywhere nationally and internationally. Selection Process 1. The AAC will select up to three candidates based on qualifications, artists statements and renderings of the proposed work. The city reserves the right to reject any and/or all proposals. The candidates will be notified by email by February 17, 2023. 2. The candidates will then provide a maquette of the proposed work along with information and samples of proposed materials to be used, by March 10, 2023. These will be evaluated by the selection panel consisting of members from the AAC, city council and city staff for evaluation. The selection panel reserves the right to discuss with the artist or artist team revisions to the concept(s) presented through the maquette and proposed materials. The selection panel and city council reserve the right to reject any and/or all proposals. Official acceptance of any proposal will be made by City Council by March 20, 2023. The final selected artist will be notified via email on March 21, 2023. 3.The final selected artist or artist team will be awarded the contract in the amount of $100,000; payment(s) to be made subject to materials acquisition, performance and timeline schedules agreed with the artist or artist team. This amount is to encompass all artist fees including installation and indemnities required by the artist or artist team. There will be no compensation provided for expenditures incurred for travel, food, lodging, etc, by the artist or artist team.
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