Request for Proposal - Temporary Public Art

Glendale Arts

Glendale, CA

Temporary Public Art - Request for Proposal for Site-Specific Piece

Glendale Arts is seeking artists who demonstrate experience in the design and production of public art to be temporarily displayed for one day only at the Open Arts & Music Festival (OAM) on Saturday, September 14, 2019 in Glendale, CA.
About OAM 
The Open Arts & Music Festival is a FREE and all-ages festival which takes place on the city block in front of the historic Alex Theatre in Downtown Glendale, CA. Working with Spaceland Presents to select an impressive lineup of emerging Los Angeles-based talent, the festival also boasts a craft beer garden, an immersive arts market with free workshops, captivating public art installations, and entertaining activities for kids. Now in its 4th year, the Festival attracts a diverse audience of more than 10,000 people to celebrate, explore, and be inspired.
The purpose of the piece
The purpose of the temporary piece is to encourage connection and discourse in the community through art. The piece should invite or even dare passersby to join in on a fun activity and transform the urban environment into a public playground. The piece must be suitable for all ages and use elements of interactivity and play to reflect the community we live in. 
Artwork in all mediums will be thoughtfully considered.

The selected artworks must be approved by Glendale Arts and permitted by the City of Glendale.

Artists retain all rights to their work.
The design must be your own original work and must not include any third-party logos or copyrighted material.
Glendale Arts will be accepting proposals through July 31, 2019.
Notification: August 15, 2019.
Installation: September 14, 2019.

Please keep in mind that this is a preliminary form. Submission of this proposal form does not guarantee inclusion in the Open Arts & Music Festival.

Applications will be considered in the order they are received and space is limited. We will be responding to potential artists from now until July 31, 2019 (unless all spaces are filled before the deadline). Please note, due to a high volume of applications, we cannot offer feedback on individual proposals.

If your proposal is accepted, we will schedule time to discuss the next steps which will include curatorial, technical, and financial elements. 
Financial Considerations
Selected artist will receive a stipend of $500.

The Festival will contribute to the project by covering the overall costs of electricity, insurance, security, lighting, general festival crew, promotion, and much more.

Artists are expected to cover all other production costs for the installation of their exhibit, and we ask you to submit a draft production budget with your proposal, which includes the cost of materials, transport, installation, and break down. 
If you have any questions - please do not hesitate to contact the Festival team: [email protected]

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