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Tuesday, November 29, 2016

RFQ: The Arts & Science Council (ASC) Functional Art Directory Opportunity

Artist: Dana Gingras. Installed September 2015 at
East W.T. Harris Boulevard and North Sharon Amity.
Harrison, Steve City of Charlotte

Read more here: http://www.charlotteobserver.com/news/politics-government/article82131272.html#storylink=c

REQUEST FOR QUALIFICATIONS 
APPLICATION DEADLINE: December 31, 2016 – 11:59 p.m. EDT 

BACKGROUND 
The Arts & Science Council (ASC) is accepting qualifications from professional artists or teams of artists in response to the Arts & Science Council Functional Art Directory Opportunity.
The Arts & Science Council facilitates a joint Public Art Program of the City of Charlotte and Mecklenburg County, which establishes opportunities for artists to create site-specific artwork in the public sphere.  The program is funded through two separate ordinances created individually by the City and County that established a 1% for art allocation for all eligible capital improvement projects.  The Public Art program develops a broad collection of artwork that supports and enhances the vision of the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Region.

REGISTRY OPPORTUNITY DESCRIPTION
The ASC Functional Art Directory serves as an internal resource for artists and craft individuals who can design/build creative features for City, County, and Private Projects that may or may not be associated with larger scale public art projects.  The registry will not replace the RFQ’s for Public Art opportunities. However, based upon the construction schedule and project manager’s special needs it may be used to aid in the selection of qualified artists for major and minor public art commissions.
The selected artists will be professional artists who are proficient in planning, creating, and implementing public art.  Portfolios must demonstrate the ability to consider and successfully carry out public art commissions, providing reviewers with the overall aesthetics and quality of work.
There is no limit to the number of artists who will be accepted for the registry. Artists selected for the registry will always be notified prior to being placed into consideration for specific projects.

MINIMUM ELIGIBILITY
·         Professional artists who have experience managing, designing and completing public art project commissions within the past five (5) years are eligible

·         Must reside in North Carolina, South Carolina, Virginia, Georgia, Florida, Alabama, Kentucky, Tennessee, or West Virginia

·         Architects interested in applying must have successfully completed at least three (3) public art projects (that are distinguished from infrastructure design) within the last five (5) years

SUBMISSION MATERIALS
o   Credentials: a resume or Curriculum Vitae (CV) demonstrating professional history and skills as a professional artist (maximum 2 pages)
o   Images – up to ten (10) images of recent work completed within the past five (5) years
o   Annotation: titles, date, media and dimensions of artwork
o   Artists must select the Craft Discipline(s) that best represents their work
o   clay, fiber, glass, leather, metal, paper, plastic, wood,  mural, stone, mixed media

APPLICATION/SUBMISSION PROCESS
Participants must submit all required materials through SlideRoom, (https://asc.slideroom.com), an online application system.

Please be sure to allow adequate time to submit your application as technical difficulties can occur.  Applications that are mailed, emailed, faxed, or hand-delivered will not be considered.
New submissions and updates will be requested annually through an RFQ process.  Each RFQ includes a specific deadline and is published on the ASC website. Updates replace previous submissions.  Artists may revise their contact information anytime. ASC reserves the right to purge submissions which have not been updated in three years.

SELECTION PROCESS
The selection process is being undertaken to identify highly qualified artists interested in pursuing public art opportunities in the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Region. All eligible applications will be reviewed by a panel of local and national arts professionals.  Artists will be notified by January 2017 regarding the status of their application. Acceptance for the registry does not guarantee the receipt a commission.

DEADLINE
December 31, 2016 – 11:59 p.m. EDT 
LATE AND INCOMPLETE SUBMISSIONS WILL NOT BE REVIEWED.  

APPROXIMATE SCHEDULE
Application Period (August 18 – December 31, 2016)
Application Status Notification (January 2017)

SlideRoom technical support is available Monday – Saturday by email until 8 p.m. (CDT) at support@slideroom.com

QUESTIONS

Randella D. Foster | Program Coordinator, Public Art
ASC. Culture For All. 
227 West Trade St., Ste. 250, Charlotte, NC 28202



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