Depot Park Public Art

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REQUEST FOR QUALIFICATIONS: DEPOT PARK PUBLIC ART



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APPLICATION DEADLINE: AUGUST 3, 2017


Applications must be received by the Recreation & Parks Department no later than 5:00pm on the due date. 

ELIGIBILITY


This commission is open to practicing, professional artists residing in the United States.  Artists working in a variety of 3-D installation and permanent media are encouraged to apply.

DESCRIPTION OF PROJECT OPPORTUNITY: DEPOT PARK PUBLIC ART


The Public Art Program is seeking an artist to design and implement a permanent public art project in Depot Park. This public art opportunity is for one artist or team of artists to create a dynamic installation that reflects the identity of the historic Railroad Square neighborhood. This can be approached abstractly or literally. The public art should be interactive, activate Depot Park, create a sense of place in daylight and at night, and reinforce the location as a gathering space. Installations integrated with landscape or hardscape elements, and those with functional components will also be considered.

PROJECT LOCATION


Installation will be sited at Depot Park in Historic Railroad Square. The small park is located at 9 Fourth Street, Santa Rosa, California, and is adjacent to the Santa Rosa main SMART (Sonoma-Marin Area Rail Transit) station and the Railroad Square California Welcome Center. The proposed public art should be contained to the park property, taking into consideration the existing amenities, including other artworks. 

PROJECT BUDGET


The maximum project budget is $32,000 and should be inclusive of all artist fees, and all expenses related to design development, including engineering, fabrication, travel, transportation and installation of the artwork, insurance, and all other project related expenses.  Finalists invited to submit specific proposals will receive an honorarium of $500 for their efforts and materials for a maquette of their proposed project.


ESTIMATED COMPETITION TIMELINE (subject to change)


August 3 Deadline to submit qualifications
August 14 Finalists invited to submit specific proposal
September 11-13 Project orientation for short-listed finalists
November 27 Deadline to submit proposals
December 4 Selection panel recommendation to Art in Public Places Committee
December - May Fabrication of artwork
May, 2018 Deadline to complete artwork, artwork installed

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For more information contact Arts Coordinator at (707) 543-4512 or by email.