Central Waterfront Tribal Art Project

The Seattle Office of Arts & Culture is seeking applications to create artwork that recognizes the tribal peoples of this region, and reflects the Coast Salish tribes that have a historic connection to this territory. This project is part of Waterfront Seattle, a large-scale project to replace the Alaskan Way Viaduct with 20+ acres of new public space, streets, parks, and buildings. There are no preconceptions of what this artwork can be; the artist/artist team will investigate sites and develop a permanent artwork that acknowledges both the history and current presence of local tribes. The artwork could take the form of placemaking, sculptures, carvings, or site enhancements; it can be a singular element, a series of pieces, spaces for gathering and storytelling; and two or three dimensional.

ELIGIBILITY

The call is open to established professional artists residing in Washington State or British Columbia. Artists who have a historic and/or artistic connection to the tribal peoples of this region are strongly encouraged to apply.

BUDGET

One artist or artist team will be selected to receive a commission of $25,000 for initial design and concept work. Upon approval of the design, the artist/artist team will be contracted for fabrication and installation for $225,000 inclusive of all fees, taxes, fabrication, delivery, installation, travel and additional site work if necessary to accommodate artwork.

DEADLINE

11 p.m., Tuesday, January 13, 2015 (Pacific Standard Time).

WORKSHOP

November 18, 3 - 4:15p.m.
Boards and Commissions Room, City Hall
600 Fourth Ave. Seattle, WA 98104

Reservations requested but not required. RSVP to Ruri Yampolsky at Ruri.Yampolsky@seattle.gov

APPLICATION

Click here to apply on CaFÉ.

INFO

Ruri Yampolsky, public art director, 206-684-7309

The artwork is funded by Department of Transportation 1% for Art funds and is administered by the Seattle Office of Arts & Culture.


Solar Artwork Installations

The Office of Arts & Culture in partnership with the Seattle City Light and its Renewable Energy Program seeks three (3) artists or artist teams for two (2) separate projects. The two projects are:

Capitol Hill Gateway Kiosk—Renewable Energy Project
We seek one (1) artist or artist team to develop an artwork that demonstrates or uses renewable energy sources (solar power) and also functions as a gateway/informational kiosk to the newly formed Capitol Hill Arts District. The artwork-kiosk will be placed on city-owned property in Capitol Hill, mostly likely in street right of way. The final selection will be based on commissioned proposals.

Neighborhood Solar Artwork Installations—Renewable Energy Project
We seek two (2) artists or artist teams to develop artworks that demonstrate or use renewable energy sources (solar power). The artworks will be placed on city-owned properties in neighborhoods throughout the city. Final selections will be based on commissioned proposals.

Artists may apply to both projects.

ELIGIBILITY

This opportunity is open to artists living in Washington State.

BUDGET

Nine finalists will each receive $1,500 to develop a project proposal. Three selected artists will each receive a project budget of $70,000 for design development, production, taxes, materials, photovoltaics, permits, fabrication, installation, travel and artist fees. This amount is inclusive of all fees, materials, labor and taxes.

DEADLINE

11 p.m., Wednesday, November 5, 2014 (Pacific Standard Time).

APPLICATION

Click here to apply on CaFÉ.

INFO

Kelly Pajek, Public Art Project Manager, 206-684-7311

Project is jointly funded by the Office of Arts & Culture and Seattle City Light.


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