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Call for Artist Proposals: Art for City Buildings

Project:  The City of Georgetown Arts and Culture Board is issuing a call for artist proposals for the new City Hall and Municipal Court. Three areas have been identified for artwork. A theme has not been selected for the spaces to allow each artist an opportunity to present their own unique vision for the space.  Below are the details and dimensions of the three areas that are open for entries.

Area #1: City Hall Rotunda

  • Dimensions: 88 feet X 3.5 feet (28- foot diameter)
  • Topic: None/Artist’s choice
  • Medium: Digital art submission. This area is a continuous band at the base of a dome. Half of it will be drywall and the other half will be on glass.  The glass section will have 19 windows, the artwork will go on the glass but not on the metal mullions dividing the glass; see pictures below for more information.  Digital submissions will be accepted for this area and the winning submission will be printed on vinyl and installed by the City of Georgetown. Digital submission can include, but are not limited to: photographs, computer renderings, and photographs of original artwork (paintings, sculpture, colored pencil etc.).  The submission must address the horizontal nature of the space and fit the dimensions accurately.  The submission does not need to account for the window divisions; simply a rectangular design is
  • Digital Requirements for Printing: 100 ppi at the size of the image (88’ feet x 3.5 feet) or 200 ppi at half the size of the image (44 feet x 1.75 feet). File format: flattened TIFF or PSB
  • Digital Requirements for Submitting Proposal: The full size file will be too large to upload to Submittable. Please submit a smaller JPG version of the artwork that conveys the image and concept for the Arts & Culture board to review.  Be prepared to provide the full size file if your application is selected as the winning submission. In this image,  is an example of how the digital submission can be entered as one file or multiple files.  You do not need to account for the window divisions or transition location from drywall to glass. 
  • Artist Stipend: $5,000

Area #2: Municipal Court Transaction Window

  • Dimensions: 22 feet X 5 feet
  • Topic: None/Artist’s choice
  • Medium: Digital art submission. This area is above the transaction window on drywall. Digital submissions will be accepted for this area and the winning submission will be printed on vinyl and installed by the City of Georgetown. The digital submission can include, but are not limited to: photographs, computer renderings, and photographs of original artwork (paintings, sculpture, colored pencil etc.). The submission must address the horizontal nature of the space and fit the dimensions accurately.
  • Digital Requirements for Printing: 100 ppi at the size of the image (22’ feet x 5 feet) or 200 ppi at half the size of the image (11 feet x 2.5 feet). File format: flattened TIFF or PSB
  • Digital Requirements for Submitting Proposal: The full size file will be too large to upload to Submittable. Please submit a smaller JPG version of the artwork that conveys the image and concept for the Arts & Culture board to review.  Be prepared to provide the full size file if your application is selected as the winning submission.
  • Artist Stipend: $3,000

Area #3: Municipal Court Lobby Wall

  • Dimensions: 21 feet X 16 feet
  • Topic: None/Artist’s choice
  • Medium: The wall will be reinforced with plywood to allow for some additional weight and a variety of art mediums. The artwork can include, but is not limited to: paint, wall mounted sculpture, photos, mosaics, wallpaper etc.  The artwork can be one large piece or multiple small pieces that work together to make a large piece.
  • Artist Stipend: $5,000
  • Material Stipend: Artist will receive up to $2,000.00 in material reimbursements (with receipts and subject to a signed letter of agreement). Artists will be asked to include a budget in proposal.  Additional expenses may be approved by the Arts and Culture Board if appropriate.
  • Completion Date: All work must be completed by December 15, 2018.

How to submit: Proposals will be submitted through Submittable.com: https://artsgeorgetown.submittable.com/Submit. A separate proposal must be submitted for each area.  Artists are allowed to submit no more than two proposals per area.

Proposal Deadline:  Midnight September 30, 2018

Selection: The artists will be selected by the Georgetown Arts and Culture Board and notified by October 19, 2018.

Application fee: None

Payment: An initial payment of 50% will be paid within two weeks of a signed letter of agreement and 50% will be paid upon completion of the artwork installation.

If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to contact Sarah J. Blankenship at 512-930-8471 or sarah.blankenship@georgetown.org

 

Images of each area below

Area #1: City Hall Rotunda | 88 feet X 3.5 feet |Area highlighted in yellow

Area #2: Municipal Court Transaction Window | 22 feet X 5 feet |Area highlighted in yellow

Area #3: Municipal Court Lobby Wall | 21 feet X 16 feet |Area highlighted in yellow

Grant proposals for events occurring in Oct. 2018- March 2019

The Call for grant proposals for events occurring in October 2018- March 2019 is currently closed

The Georgetown Arts and Culture Board invites grant proposals for art, music, theatre, and cultural heritage events or projects twice each year. Nonprofit organizations, schools, informal arts and culture organizations, and individual artists who are creating public art or an event open to the public are eligible to apply.

Open calls for grant proposals are issued on this schedule:

For events occurring in…      Call will be open      Candidates will be notified      Checks will be mailed     
Dec. 2017-Sept. 2018 Sept. 1-30, 2017 Oct. 31, 2017 November
Oct. 2018-March 2019 June 1-30, 2018 July 31, 2018 August

 

A link to the grant proposal form will be available on this page beginning on June 1, 2018. Some of the information requested will be:

  • Contact information for someone who is readily available to answer questions about the proposal
  • Purpose and description of the event or project
  • Amount being requested and total budget, including other anticipated funding sources (e.g., donations, ticket sales, other grants)
  • Date, location, admission charge, and anticipated attendance
  • Size and demographic makeup of past audiences or participants

Special consideration will be given for events or projects that meet one or more of these criteria:

  • Are free admission
  • Include outreach to populations that are traditionally underrepresented
  • Have a cultural tourism or economic impact (e.g., events that may attract people who also attend other arts & culture venues or events, stay overnight, shop, or dine in Georgetown)

Organizations or individuals that receive funding will be required to follow up by:

  • Recognizing the City of Georgetown Arts and Culture Board in their advertising and programs
  • Submitting a one-page report to the Arts and Culture Board with a description of the use of grant funds and copies of event promotion materials

If you have questions, please call or email Sarah Blankenship at 512-930-8471 or sarah.blankenship@georgetown.org

Call for Entries: Sculpture Tour 2018-2019


2018-2019 City of Georgetown Sculpture Tour 

This call closed on  Aug. 1, 2018, proposals are currently under review.  The Sculpture will be installed in November 2018

The City of Georgetown has issued a call for entries for its annual Sculpture Tour, a juried year-long outdoor exhibit in the bustling Georgetown Cultural District.

Sculpture Tour applications will be accepted June 1 – August 1. Each sculptor may submit up to three sculptures for consideration. Please provide two or three photographs of each piece, showing different angles.

From the applications submitted by the deadline, the City of Georgetown Arts & Culture Board will select up to 11 2018-19 Sculpture Tour pieces. All applicants will be notified of the board’s decisions by Sept. 28.

Fresh Water Cowgirl by Anthony St. James in the 2017-2018 Sculpture Tour

 

Sculptures will be installed by appointment in early November 2018 and remain on display through October 2019. Delivery is the artist’s responsibility; installation will be done by City of Georgetown Parks and Recreation staff working with the artist.

All sculptures selected for this year’s Sculpture Tour will receive a cash prize based on judging by the City of Georgetown Arts & Culture Board. Checks will be mailed in December. Awards will be:

  • $1,500 First Prize (one will be awarded)
  • $750 Second Prize (one will be awarded)
  • $500 Honorable Mention (up to 9 will be awarded)

Artists will be required to sign a Sculpture Tour contract, which includes a 25 percent commission to the City on any sculpture sold during the exhibit. Once installed, sculptures are covered for theft or damage by City insurance.


Proposals will be submitted through Submittable.com. Please read the entire call before submitting your proposal.

The proposal form in Submittable will require:

Contact information

  • Full Name, address, telephone number, e-mail address.

Sculpture Description

  • Title of sculpture
  • A literal description of the sculpture
  • Message, meaning, or symbolism of the piece
  • Materials
  • Dimensions
  • Pad Size Requirement
  • Weight
  • Price

Images of Sculpture

  • Proposals must include at least two images of each piece from different angles (upload).
  • Please submit a separate entry per sculpture

Support materials/Previous work

  • Proposals should be accompanied by 5 to 10 images of previous work (upload).
  • An artist statement describing sculpture experience and interest in exhibiting.
  • Resume (upload).

Additional Requirements

  • The sculpture must be a minimum of 3 feet in height.
  • The sculpture must be able to withstand pedestrian traffic and touch.
  • The sculpture design must allow for the piece to be bolted down or weigh enough to be secure.
  • Sculptures will be installed by appointment  in early November 2018 and remain on display until October 2019.  Delivery is the artist’s responsibility; installation will be done by City of Georgetown Parks and Recreation staff working with the artist.  Artist must be able to deliver and pick up artwork on the timetable listed above.

Proposal deadline: 5:00 P.M. August 1, 2018

If you have any questions about the application or the selection process, please call Sarah Blankenship at 512-930-8471 or email sarah.blankenship@georgetown.org.

Barn Martian by Dave Speer in 2017-2018 Sculpture Tour

 

 


 

 

 

 


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