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SFAC - RFQ: 2011/2012 Prequalified Artist Pool - deadline JAN 18
submit qualifications for potential inclusion in a prequalified artist pool for upcoming public art opportunities
San Francisco, CA -- Dec 8, 2010 --

 

2011/2012 PREQUALIFIED ARTIST POOL

REQUEST FOR QUALIFICATIONS

Issued: November 22, 2010

 

APPLICATION DEADLINE: Tuesday, January 18, 2011, 5:00 PM (PST)

Applications are available through SlideRoom (https://sfgov.slideroom.com/), an on-line application system for calls for entry.  There is no charge to artists for using SlideRoom.  If you are a first time user of SlideRoom, please allow adequate time to learn the use of this system.  Applications will not be accepted after the deadline.

The San Francisco Arts Commission invites artists and artist teams residing in the Western States to submit qualifications for potential inclusion in a prequalified artist pool for upcoming public art opportunities.  The 2011/2012 PREQUALIFIED ARTIST POOL will be used to select artists for a range of new public art projects associated with the construction of new civic buildings, parks and playgrounds, as well as transportation and streetscape improvement projects throughout San Francisco.

Given the great diversity of public art project opportunities, the Arts Commission seeks to include in the 2011/2012 PREQUALIFIED ARTIST POOL artists working in a variety of media and artistic approaches, and especially those artists who are interested in having their design concepts implemented in durable and easily maintained materials.  Such materials may include (but are not limited to) metal, concrete, glass, stone, ceramic tile, and light.  Certain projects may also offer opportunities for an artist to work as part of a design team along with the project architect/designer.

ARTWORK BUDGETS

Artwork budgets range from $30,000 to $200,000.

ELIGIBILITY

Professional practicing artists or artist teams residing in the Western States (Alaska, Arizona, California, Colorado, Hawaii, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, New Mexico, Oregon, Utah, Washington, and Wyoming) are eligible to apply to the 2011/2012 PREQUALIFIED ARTIST POOL.  Artists with prior public art experience and artists residing in the San Francisco Bay Area are encouraged to apply.

ARTIST SELECTION PROCESS

Arts Commission staff shall screen applicants for minimum qualifications prior to presentation to the selection panel based upon the following criteria:

  • Demonstrated quality of past artwork as represented in the applicant’s submitted images
  • Artist’s professional experience as detailed in the applicant’s resume

The Arts Commission will convene a selection panel comprised of arts professionals and a representative of the Arts Commission to review and rank the applicants’ qualifications and select the highest ranking artists for inclusion in the 2011/2012 PREQUALIFIED ARTIST POOL.   The list of artists selected for inclusion in the prequalified pool shall be approved by the Arts Commission.

The 2011/2012 PREQUALIFIED ARTIST POOL will be used by the Public Art staff to identify qualified applicants for each project opportunity, based on geographic restrictions (if any), and appropriateness of the artist’s media and experience for specific project requirements.  An ad-hoc selection panel will be convened for each project to review the qualified candidates and make selection recommendations.  The panel’s recommendation will be forwarded to the Arts Commission for final approval.

All Public Art selection panel meetings are posted on the Arts Commission website at least 72 hours in advance of the meeting.  To check the meeting schedule for public art projects, please go to our website at http://www.sfartscommission.org/pubartcollection/category/public-meetings/.

 

TO APPLY

All application materials must be submitted online via SlideRoom.  Application materials include:

  • Artist statement
  • Resume
  • 10 images of previous work
  • Annotated image descriptions

There is no application fee to apply or to use the SlideRoom online application system. To view the application, go to https://sfgov.slideroom.com/ (no “www”) and sign up for an account.  Applicants can receive support by emailing: support@slideroom.com or by accessing the online help desk:http://slideroom.zendesk.com

PLEASE NOTE – FOR ARTIST TEAM APPLICATIONS

Artist teams must submit one application and are limited to 10 images total.

The 2011/2012 BAY AREA ARTISTS REGISTRY will be terminated as of December 31, 2012.

 

CONTACT

For questions, contact Zoë Taleporos, Public Art Program Associate at (415) 252-3215 or by email at zoe.taleporos@sfgov.org.

APPLICANT WORKSHOP

The San Francisco Arts Commission will host an evening workshop for artists who are interested in being considered for future public art projects.  Artists working in all media and disciplines are welcome. The workshop will cover such topics as the City’s Art Enrichment Ordinance and how to apply to the 2011/2012 PREQUALIFIED ARTIST POOL through SlideRoom, the online application service used for this call. The 2011/2012 PREQUALIFIED ARTIST POOL will serve as the Arts Commission’s primary pool of artists who will be considered for new commissions over the next two-year period. While attendance at the applicant workshop is not required, applicants to the pool are encouraged to attend.  The workshop is free and open to the public.

WHEN:            Thursday, December 16, 2010, 5:30 – 7 p.m.

WHERE:         25 Van Ness Avenue, Suite 70 (Lower Level), San Francisco, CA 94102

UPCOMING PUBLIC ART PROJECT SITES

During 2011 to 2012 public art will be commissioned in conjunction with various City and County of San Francisco Capital Improvement Projects at a variety of locations throughout the city.  The 2011/2012 PREQUALIFIED ARTIST POOL will be eligible for all project opportunities as they arise in the next two years, including those located along San Francisco’s waterfront, in parks, fire stations, and other locations.

STAY IN TOUCH

Artists interested in other public art commissions are encouraged to visit the San Francisco Arts Commission’s the Public Art Program website http://www.sfartscommission.org/pubartcollection/. Information is updated whenever new opportunities arise.

ADDITIONAL POLICIES:

http://www.sfartscommission.org/pubartcollection/calls-for-artists/2010/11/23/request-for-qualifications-20112012-prequalified-artist-pool/