In Flux Cycle 4 Request for Qualifications (RFQ)

Entry Deadline: 9/16/13
Application Closed


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Please Note – We are NOT accepting proposals at this time. This is a Request for Qualifications ONLY. Click APPLY TO THIS CALL above for full application details. Thank you!

Deadline – September 16, 2013 | 11:00 PM Arizona Time
Projects – 16+ opportunities in 8 Valley cities
Budget – Variable range of $3,500-$7,000
Eligibility – Arizona Artists* (Individuals and Collectives/Groups/Teams)
*Artists commissioned in the previous Cycle 3 are not eligible for the current Cycle 4.

IN FLUX Cycle 4 brings together eleven organizations representing eight Valley cities and towns seeking local artists to create temporary public art in vacant spaces.

IN FLUX demonstrates a holistic approach to temporary public art projects through a showcase of local Arizona artists creating original site-specific installations presented within the context of viewing the Valley as one community. IN FLUX provides unique project opportunities for artists to expand their skill-sets, innovatively apply their creativity, and garner public recognition for their work. IN FLUX offers new perspective on the connections between community organizations, city governments, local businesses, artists, and audiences.

The IN FLUX initiative, currently operated through the strategic partnership of eleven organizations in Chandler, Glendale, Gilbert, Goodyear, Mesa, Phoenix, Scottsdale, and Tempe was launched by Scottsdale Public Art in 2010. The initiative has continued to expand and gain momentum since its inception, increasing its positive impact on our local communities and our Arizona artists.

More about the IN FLUX Initiative >>

Potential project opportunity locations include vacant storefronts and lots as well as vacant airspace in public buildings and plazas. Artists submitting qualifications are under consideration for all IN FLUX Cycle 4 opportunities being offered by the ten partnering art organizations in eight Valley cities.

Budgets are all-inclusive of labor, transportation, equipment rental, shipping and material costs as well as artist fees for installation and de-installation. All projects are temporary and will remain on view for a maximum of twelve months with installation and de-installation schedules to be mutually agreed upon by selected artists and their respective partnering organization.


OR meet with IN FLUX Project Mangers in person at one of our five Coffee Talk pre-submittal sessions. We will be there ready to answer your questions one-on-one. Bring your draft submittal materials and questions and find us here:

Monday, September 9 | 5:00-7:00PM
Songbird Coffee and Tea House
214 E Roosevelt St. Phoenix, AZ 85004

Tuesday, September 10 | 5:30-7:30PM
The Harp Pub at Dana Park Shopping Center
1758 S Val Vista Dr. Mesa, AZ 85204

Wednesday, September 11 | 5:30-7:30PM
Cartel Coffee Lab Scottsdale
7125 E 5th Ave. Scottsdale, AZ 85251

Thursday September, 12 | 5:30-7:30PM
Gallery Glendale at Westgate Shopping Center
9380 W Westgate Blvd. Suite D-109 Glendale, AZ 85305

Friday, September 13 | 8:00-10:00AM
Cartel Coffee Lab Tempe
225 W University Dr. Tempe, AZ 85251

Artists residing in Arizona who did not have projects in the previous Cycle 3 are eligible to apply. A selection panel representing all eight cities in a public process will recommend one artist and one alternate per available project opportunity. 

Selected artists will be contracted by and work directly with the project manager from their assigned partnering organization. 

Proposals will be requested from selected artists prior to commission. All artists will be notified of selection results via e-mail and given the opportunity to request specific feedback from the selection panel.

IN FLUX partners seek to provide opportunity, experience and education to emerging and established local artists. These opportunities are intended to be tenable for those who may not have previously applied for a public art project in addition to providing a fresh approach to artists who have public art experience.

[Schedule is subject to change] 

AUG 15 IN FLUX Cycle 4 RFQ Released

SEPT 9-13 Coffee Talk Pre-Submittal Meetings (see QUESTIONS? above)

Midnight SEPT 16 Deadline for application 

OCT 1 Artist selection

OCT 2-4 Notification of selection results

OCT 7 Proposal development by selected artists begins

DEC 6 Projects installed
(individual project schedules vary and will be determined during proposal development)

JAN-MAY IN FLUX Cycle 4 events throughout the Valley TBD

MAY-OCT De-installations to be scheduled on an individual basis

[IN FLUX Cycle 5 RFQ slated to be released AUG 2014]

City of Chandler Public Art

City of Glendale Public Art

Town of Gilbert Arts, Culture, and Tourism Board

City of Goodyear Public Art

Mesa Arts Center

Modified Arts

City of Phoenix Office of Arts and Culture

Roosevelt Row Community Development Corporation

Scottsdale Public Art

City of Tempe Public Art

Whitestone REIT at Dana Park

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