REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS - ART CONSULTANT
REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS – ART CONSULTANT
TO PROCURE AND MANAGE THE COMMISSION OF UP TO
TEN LONG-TERM TO PERMANENT PIECES OF ARTWORK
Under this Request for Proposals (“RFP”), the Library, Arts & Culture Department (“Library”) of the City of Glendale (“City”)— on behalf of the City’s Arts & Culture Commission (ACC)— is seeking proposals from an appropriately qualified, highly motivated and innovative Art Consultant (“Consultant”) to strategically procure and manage the commission of up to ten (10) long-term to permanent pieces of artwork (“Consultant’s Services”) with the goal of visually unifying the City of Glendale.
Qualified art consultants are individuals who have completed commissions in the last 5 years with government (or public agency) percent for art programs. Experience in working with municipalities that have an arts program is highly desirable, but not required. Candidates based in California, who have completed projects relating to the built environment within Los Angeles County, will be given priority consideration. The Target date for completing the installations is Fall 2022.
PROJECT BACKGROUND & DESCRIPTION
The City of Glendale— reflecting its unique cultural composition, history, and the influence of technology on public spaces— aspires to be an arts destination in the Los Angeles metropolitan region. The City of Glendale is home to a burgeoning public art scene, as well as a walkable arts and entertainment district with thriving restaurants and bars.
The ACC wants to consciously integrate arts and culture into the ecosystem of Glendale. As community stewards of the arts, the ACC is responsible for advising the City Council on the use of the City’s Urban Art Fund and recommending how the City should invest in the arts. The ACC’s mission is to enrich the human experience, to reinforce Glendale’s identity and civic pride through arts and culture, and to recognize the importance of arts to our quality of life and to the local economy. The ACC accomplishes its mission and realizes its vision by consciously integrating arts and culture into the daily life of the people of Glendale.
The ACC’s focus is on commissioning up to ten long-term to permanent artwork installations strategically located in all parts of the Glendale where public space may be available and/or feasible, such as medians on major thoroughfares, public parks, walkways, alleys, etc. Artworks would focus on art that is open to different interpretations, and has the ability to engage interactive participation with constituents. A primary aim is to include cutting-edge, immersive technology that re-imagines the possibility of Glendale’s streetscapes. Artworks potentially include:
A large multi-dimensional piece that may be sculptural or otherwise, and may be interactive, immersive, and/or experiential that has the potential to become a ‘must see’ attraction for the region.
Artwork(s) positioned at one or more of the City’s main gateways, and may be an archway or other unique installation to signal the experience of entryway or portal to the place that is uniquely Glendale.
An overhead artwork that floats above the street located on the south block of Artsakh Avenue which also serves as an engaging and dynamic piece of artwork.
An artwork or series of artworks that thematically serve to brand the Glendale Arts & Entertainment District in a unique manner.
An interactive audio or music installation which gives a different identity at night, and visually brings the area to life. A visual installation that plays out on the environment which can be a projection on parking structures, buildings, streetscape and landscape. The installation should bring the area to life by utilizing visual and audio stimulation that is both immersive and interactive. Digital artists could employ light-based art pieces and projection mapping on surrounding architecture and parking structures.
Wall or streetscape art re-interpreting the local environment from a new perspective.
SCOPE OF WORK
The Consultant’s scope of work includes:
Work with City and Project Partners to develop a timeline, scope, and process for artist selection and fabrication/installation of artwork;
Develop and distribute Request for Qualification (RFP)/Request for Proposal (RFP) for artist(s);
Coordinate review and ranking of RFP and RFP submissions with the City, Project Partners, ACC, and the City Council;
Presentation of selected art concept at ACC and City Council meetings;
Oversee and coordinate fabrication and installation of artwork to ensure successful completion according to budget and established timeline; and
Attend meetings with City Staff, Project Partners, and artists to assess project development and management.
Please download and review the REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS: ART CONSULTANT
below prior to submitting an application which details guidelines and eligibility.
The City must receive the Proposal — on or before 5:00 p.m., Friday, July 31, 2020.
The Proposal must be:
Clearly identified as “Art Consultant Proposal”; and
Submitted via email to: Jennifer Fukutomi-Jones, Arts & Culture Administrator, at: firstname.lastname@example.org