City of Seattle: Fremont Ship Canal Public Art Project
Entry Deadline: 6/12/18
Images - Minimum: 1, Maximum: 10
Total Media - Minimum: 1, Maximum: 10
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Community identity and history can be celebrated and elaborated through public art practice. Through this lens the Seattle Office of Arts & Culture (ARTS), in partnership with Seattle Public Utilities (SPU) will commission one artist/artist team to design, fabricate and install a two-part integrated, outdoor sculptural artwork at the Ship Canal Water Quality Project Fremont site location, along the Ship Canal/Fremont Cut on both the Fremont side (located near NW Canal Street and 2nd Ave NW), and the Queen Anne side (located near 244 W Ewing Street).
Project budget: $180,000. Deadline for application is 10:59 p.m. (Pacific Daylight Time), June 12, 2018.
The Ship Canal Water Quality Project (SCWQP) spans multiple neighborhoods and is 2.7 mile underground storage tunnel that will hold polluted water from Ballard, Fremont, Wallingford and north Queen Anne during storms to prevent overflowing into Lake Union, the Ship Canal and Salmon Bay. This capital project includes extensive new infrastructure, including a new microtunnel under the Ship Canal, near-surface pipes, and a drop shaft location. This busy thoroughfare has multiple modes of transportation and boats traversing the narrow Ship Canal in the midst of the Fremont neighborhood’s business and commercial center.
SCOPE OF WORK
We seek an artist/artist team to develop a permanent artwork that is rich, rigorous, deeply considered, relevant, and site specific. The city is committed to excellence in environmental stewardship and in sustainable building practices.
The Ship Canal Water Quality Project (SCWQP) builds a storage tunnel to reduce polluted water overflows into the Ship Canal from Ballard, Fremont, Wallingford, and north Queen Anne. The 2.7-mile, 18' 10" diameter tunnel will temporarily hold more than 15 million gallons of stormwater and sewage during heavy rains. When the storm passes, flows will be sent to King County's West Point Wastewater Treatment Plant.
Starting as early as 2019, Seattle Public Utilities and King County Wastewater Treatment Division will begin work in Fremont for the Ship Canal Water Quality Project. Work will include: Building the new storage tunnel, building a drop shaft to collect flows entering the tunnel near the intersection of 3rd Avenue NW, Leary Way NW and NW 36th Street, installing new pipes to convey polluted stormwater and sewage to the tunnel, building a new microtunnel under the Ship Canal to convey polluted stormwater and sewage from Queen Anne to the new storage tunnel, and providing odor control to minimize odor.
The above ground area is a landscaped area of approximately ½ acre with an existing building that was built as part of the Fremont Siphon replacement project, and includes public artwork by Perri Howard (commissioned through King County/4Cutlure).
Please click here or follow the View Site Details link at the top of this call to view the Project Area Map and Site photos.
ABOUT SEATTLE PUBLIC UTILITIES
Seattle Public Utilities manages drainage and wastewater to protect water quality and habitat in our local waterways, reduce sewer backups and overflows, and prevent flooding and landslides in Seattle. Seattle has three types of drainage and wastewater systems (combined system, partially separated system, separated system) each covering about one-third of the city, and requiring unique solutions to manage stormwater and wastewater.
The Plan to Protect Seattle’s Waterways Art Master Plan
The Plan to Protect Seattle's Waterways Art Master Plan, created by Vaughn Bell, will guide SPU Drainage and Wastewater public art. The following vision and goals guide art related to Ship Canal Water Quality Project.
Vision and Goals for public art on the Ship Canal Water Quality Project:
This call is open to professional artists residing in the United States.
The Seattle Office of Arts & Culture encourages diversity in its collection. Artists whose work is well represented in the city’s collection are eligible to apply, but the artist selection panel will consider artistic diversity as one factor in the selection process. Students are not eligible to apply.
An artist/artist team will be selected and contracted Summer 2018. The artist will participate in design development with project design team, project stakeholders, and community members through Fall/Winter 2018. The project construction documents are near completion, and SPU will issue change order request as part of the plan set to accommodate foundation construction and/or other elements that can be included in the overall construction contract and paid for through the project budget.
Call Posted: May 4, 2018
Application Deadline: June 12, 2018
Artist Selected and Applicants Notified: August 2018
Concept Design: November 2018
100% Design and Documents: March 2019
Construction and Fabrication: 2021/2022
The selected artist will receive a commission of $163,488 (plus Washington State Sales/Use Tax of $16,512.00) equaling $180,000.00 to design, fabricate and install the artwork. The total project budget is all inclusive of travel expenses, taxes and other project costs.
Contracting will be done in two phases: design and engineering for a total of $27,000 ($24,523.00 plus Washington State Sales/Use Tax of $2,477.00) and fabrication and installation for a total of $153,000 ($138,965.00 plus Washington State Sales/Use Tax of $14,035.00 ). Current Washington state sales/use tax rates apply to all artist contracts issued during the project, regardless of where the artist resides (for out-of-state residents, use taxes are deducted from the above stated amounts and remitted directly to the state). Construction of cement footings/foundation to support artwork will be provided and paid for by SPU as part of overall project budget, if submitted per timeline requirements.
Wednesday, June 12, 2018, 10:59 p.m. (Pacific Daylight Time).
All applications must be submitted digitally through the CaFÉ online system. Your application must include:
Applications that do not include a Project Letter of Interest/Video/Audio Statement will be considered incomplete and will be disqualified. Please only submit either a letter or recorded statement, not both.
The artist will be selected on the basis of the following criteria:
The selection process will take place in two parts. During the first round, a panel of arts professionals, city staff, and community members will review the applicants’ images, qualifications, and other materials. The panelists will identify up to four finalists to interview at a second panel meeting two weeks later. The panel will select one artist or artist team to be recommended for award of the commission. The Public Art Advisory Committee reviews and approves the selection recommendation.
NOTIFICATION OF RESULTS
Applicants will be notified of the panel’s decision by August 2018. The Office of Arts & Culture reserves the right not to select any of the applicants.
WE’RE HERE TO HELP
Please contact Maija McKnight, public art project manager, at firstname.lastname@example.org or 206.684.7311.
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