Friday, May 22, 2009

Public Art - RFP - Summit, NJ

Sponsor: Summit Arts
Phone: (908) 517-5549
Origin: Summit, New Jersey
Additional News: Show All Items Provided by Summit Arts
Announcement Information
Title: Summit Arts' Public Art
Deadline: Ongoing
Type: Public Art RFP's
Category: Multiple Media
Fees: No Entry Fee
National Deadline: Ongoing - Summit Arts is constantly looking for artists interested in having their work publicly displayed in the city. Artists interested in having us consider their work should download our form, provide all the required information, and return it to us.

Email: SummitArts@CityofSummit.Org

The old-fashioned way:

Summit Arts
City Hall
512 Springfield Avenue
Summit, NJ 07901

Things the artist should know:

* We try to enhance the vibrancy of our community by offering residents, workers, students, shoppers, and guests the opportunity for accidental encounters with contemporary art. Most of our installations are in place for about six months, although some have been in place longer and some have been moved to other locations for an additional period.

* Work must be suitable for outdoor display in an urban/suburban environment in the Northeastern United States, with its variety of climatic conditions.

* Work is always displayed on sidewalks, in parks, or near municipal buildings. There is nothing to prevent people from approaching the work and touching it. Delicate pieces or works subject to easy or casual damage are not suitable. We try to avoid works that require construction of special bases or supports, but we have been known to make exceptions for exceptional works.

* The artist is responsible for transporting the work to and from Summit. Unless special arrangements are made, works are carefully installed and removed by city employees.

* We like to have the artist present when work is installed and removed, and we often invite artists to participate in public or private gatherings in connection with our work.

* The City of Summit insures the work up to the value stated by the artist, subject to the city’s usual deductibles. This needs to be discussed in detail before we accept a work.

* We are pleased to offer the artist a modest honorarium in connection with the installation.

* We require the artist to enter into a formal written agreement with the city, setting forth these and other conditions of the temporary installation.

* Artists with questions may email contact or call our curator at +1 908 517 5549 (M-F 9AM-5PM USA Eastern local time).

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