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Call to Artists: City of Elk Grove

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The City of Elk Grove invites artists and artist teams to submit their qualifications for one or all of the following public art opportunities in the City of Elk Grove:

1. Old Town Plaza: $67,000
2. Oasis Community Park Preschool: $74,000
3. Singh and Kaur Park: $28,000
4. District56 Nature Area Kinetic Sculpture Project: $136,000

The total budget includes all costs to design, fabricate, and install the artwork.

Artist Eligibility:
The selected artist/artist team must be available to begin work immediately and complete the project by November 2020.

Evaluation Criteria:
Criteria for selection of artist/artist teams include but are not limited to the following:
-An ability to work collaboratively with other design professionals, stakeholders and staff.
-Demonstrated successful creative, innovative, and effective approach in comparable projects.
-Artist’s ability to carry out the commission, keep the project within budget, and to complete and install the work on schedule.
-Artist’s knowledge of and ability to work with durable materials that are appropriate for long‐term exposure in a public environment and that require minimal care and long‐term maintenance.
-A proven mastery or skill in at least one artistic medium.
-Ability, evidenced by past work and experience, to create an artwork that meets the objectives described above in each project area.
-Assessment of client references.

Selection Process:
Qualifications for all four projects will be evaluated by a Review Committee comprised of two (2) members of the City’s Arts Commission, the project Landscape Architect (or representative), at least two (2) arts professionals and possibly a community representative. Based on artist/artist team qualifications, the Review Committee may select up to 3 finalists for each project to prepare proposals. These recommendations will be reviewed by the Elk Grove Arts Commission for feedback prior to issuing Service Purchase Orders to the selected finalists.

Timeline:
Statement of Qualifications due Feb 27, 2020 (4pm)
Review Committee Selects Artists: March 2020
Proposals Due: May 2020
Proposal Review by Committee: May 2020
Elk Grove Arts Commission Review: May/June 2020

To learn more about these Request for Qualifications, click here.

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