Wednesday, July 7, 2010

Call to Artists Dallas Office of Cultural Affaires

AUGUST 13, 2010

Professional artists are invited to submit qualifications for consideration to create a site-specific artwork for Lake Highlands Town Center, a newly developed community at the northeast and southeast corners of Skillman Street and Walnut Hill Lane in Dallas.

Three artworks will be commissioned to be placed along the parkway area that borders the creek. Projects are independent of each other.

The Lake Highlands Town Center development plan includes approximately 1.5 million square feet of residential space with a mix of apartment, condo and for-sale units); 283,000 square feet of retail; and 24,500 square feet of office space. The project will also include significant park land, hike/bike trails, and public spaces where public art will be located.

There are three high-profile hike and bike trail access points that will be considered for public art:

1) Amphitheater – This is highest profile point of access. It is the intersection of the hike and bike trail, the retail experience, the residential experience, and the outdoor stage/performance area of the park.

2) Whistle Stop Place – This point of access connects the sidewalk from DART light rail station to the hike and bike trail. This represents northern end of the hike and bike trail at Lake Highlands Town Center.

3) South lawn – This point of access connects to the large south lawn where residents will have access to picnics, kite flying, Frisbee toss, and games of tag.
A panel comprised of arts professionals and community representatives will review qualifications. A short-list of artists for each project will be asked to provide a rendering for a site-specific artwork. Short-listed candidates will receive a stipend of $300 to cover costs of the production of a site-specific proposal. A 2D rendering, preferably digital, will be required.
All professional artists are eligible to apply, except for artists currently under contract with the City of Dallas Public Art Program. Employees of the City of Dallas, their spouses, members of the Public Art Committee, or any consultants under contract for any phase of these projects are ineligible. The City of Dallas Cultural Policy prohibits undergraduate students from being considered for Public Art projects.

Additional qualifications include:
· Demonstrated ability to work with a team of public art staff, project management, and construction workers.
· Demonstrated ability to complete projects in a timely manner within the published budget.
· Ability to attend construction and design team meetings in Dallas.

BUDGET $28,000
$28,000 is the budget for the public art projects at Lake Highlands Town Center. If three works are selected the budget for each work will be $9333. Budgets must cover all costs associated with the completion of the artwork, including but not limited to artist’s fee, travel and mileage, required insurance as determined by the City of Dallas Office of Risk Management, materials, fabrication, installation, any graphic design and miscellaneous supplies.
ELIGIBILITY All Professional artists currently residing in Texas are eligible to apply unless otherwise indicated. Artists who are currently under contract for a City of Dallas Public Art Project are not eligible to apply. Employees of the City of Dallas, their spouses, undergraduate students, members of the Public Art Committee, or any consultants under contract for any phase of these projects are ineligible.
SUBMITTAL MATERIALS –electronic submissions only (email –total file size not to exceed 2MB, link to website, or CD mailed to address below)
1. Professional resume
2. JPEG images of five recent works with image list: title, date, media, dimensions
3. JPEG images of previous Public Art or Park projects of commensurate scope-NOT REQUIRED
4. Letter outlining qualifications, interest and ability to complete the project.

Artist’s name should be on all materials submitted.
Application for any project advertised by the City of Dallas Public Art Program constitutes acceptance of the terms and conditions outlined in this prospectus as well as recognition of ordinances and policies of the City of Dallas (including the Good Faith Effort and the Minority and Women Owned Business Enterprise goals of the City Dallas). The City of Dallas reserves the right to reject all submissions and to terminate the selection process without prior notice.


Questions may be addressed to:
Drema Chávez
Public Art Coordinator
City of Dallas | Office of Cultural Affairs
Majestic Theater | 1925 Elm St, Suite 400 | 214.670.3284

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