City of Santa Monica: Glow 2013 Request for Artist Proposals
Entry Deadline: 2/22/13
Images - Minimum: 9, Maximum: 10
Video - Minimum: 0, Maximum: 1
Total Media - Minimum: 10, Maximum: 10
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Artwork considered for Glow may vary in medium, including performance and video installations. All works should be conceived specifically for the event. Artists are particularly encouraged to submit proposals that invite audiences to actively participate and interact with the artwork. In particular the team is seeking at least one project that creates an interface between Glow’s website and its audience including a use of the website that provides the artist with data that can be incorporated and/or used in an actual physical installation. Artists should spend time walking the Glow Zone and become familiar with the feel and texture of the environment before considering a specific site in which to propose a project. The vast majority of sites for Glow projects are outdoors, with the beach north and south of the Santa Monica Pier being the largest space. Several of the parks east of the beach, including Palisades Park from the Pier to Santa Monica Blvd and Crescent Bay Park south of the Pier at Ocean Front and Bicknell Ave offer good opportunities. Additional smaller open spaces south of the Pier may be considered on a case-by-case basis. The City of Santa Monica will assist artists by providing electrical connections at all sites. The Santa Monica Pier is not available as a location for Glow projects. A classroom space at the Senior Citizen center on Palisades Park has been well used in both Glows and is available again for one project. See attached map for an outline of the Glow Zone. More information about sites will be shared at the orientation meeting on January 2, 2013.
Information about Glow
Please review the Glow website at www.glowsantamonica.org to see the archive of Glow 2008 and 2010. You may also want to check out websites for some of the other all-night art events such as Nuit Blanche in Paris http://nuitblanche.paris.fr/en and in Toronto http://www.scotiabanknuitblanche.ca and in Minneapolis/St. Paul http://2012.northernspark.org/index.php There is a great deal more on these events that can be found on Google and You Tube – it will be very helpful in making a proposal to review some of the documentation on the web but please keep in mind Glow wants original artworks especially suited to Glow’s physical and cultural conditions.
• Installations should be created with the intent of engaging the public, carefully utilizing public space at nighttime, and providing a safe and unique experience for all visitors.
• All artists must be available to set-up their art work on Friday, September 27 (Glow will provide security for artwork from dusk on September 27 to dusk on September 29); be present for the duration of Glow from 7 PM on September 28 to 3 AM on September 29; disassemble and remove all art work by the afternoon of September 29h.
• All artists will receive recognition in the Glow brochure and website.
• Any costs above funds allocated by the City of Santa Monica for commissioned projects will be the responsibility of the artist.
• All art installations should celebrate the unique characteristics of the Glow experience, its attitude, location, and time.
Materials to Submit:
Proposals for Glow must be submitted via CaFÉ, an on-line system for submitting visual information.
You can submit 8 images of completed work (including videos) with information regarding, title, date, dimensions, media and location.
Up to two sketches of proposed project: A two dimensional scaled elevation drawing of the work. Drawings must include all sides of the proposed project. Sketches may not be for event oriented proposals but you may wish to submit a photograph of the site. You will either need to develop the sketch as a digital file originally or scan your sketch so that it can be submitted on the CaFÉ website.
A description of the proposal and its appropriateness to Glow. Include dimensions of each element of the proposed project as well as fabrication and installation strategy and removal and site-restoration strategy. For events, describe the kinds of equipment required and amount of set-up and removal time required. Describe the location you ideally would like.
List of Materials/equipment: A detailed list of all materials and equipment to be used in the fabrication/presentation of the work. Please note, all materials must be environmentally safe. Identify any required utility hook-ups.
Budget: The proposed budget for the work must be adequate to cover all costs for design, fabrication, transportation, installation, equipment rental, maintenance, removal of the art work, and site restoration. Glow will supply electricity free of charge.
Timeline: A detailed timeline including fabrication, installation of work, de-installation and return of site to original condition.
Current resumes for each team member: Include experiences or qualifications that would be relevant to a public art project of this type. Limit each resume to two pages maximum.
An annotated list of images: Include a list that corresponds to the submitted images. The list must include artists’/designer’s name, dimensions, materials, budget, location and date of completion of each artwork and any additional information you wish to include.
Submittal materials will not be returned. Please do not send original artwork.
A jury of arts professionals will review all proposals, select artists and recommend funding amounts. Funding will range from $2,500 to $5,000, depending upon the nature and quality of the proposed installation. Although site specificity is key, artists must be flexible in their site preference, as availability is dependent upon a number of feasibility issues that must be determined by Glow and all relevant property owners and/or stakeholders. Glow will assist in the negotiation for the use of specific spaces.
Wednesday, January 2, 2013
Application Workshop – 10:00 – 12:00pm at the Civic Auditorium, East Wing, 1855 Main Street, Santa Monica
Friday, February 22, 2013
Submission Deadline – Materials must be submitted via CaFÉ Call for Entry by 11:59pm (mountain time)
Wednesday, March 20, 2013
Selected artists will be announced no later than this date
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