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

Live Music at the Library: Minnie & Ella Jordan

Minnie & Ella Jordan will perform in the Georgetown Public Library’s “Live Music at the Library” series in 2016. They will perform on Sunday, May 15, at 2 p.m. in the library Lobby.

Minnie & Ella play swing, hot jazz, and standards from the ’20s and ’30s. They sing and play fiddle, guitar, tenor guitar, and mandolin. For more information about the sisters, visit their Facebook page.

Free and open to the public, this performance is a gift of the Friends of the Georgetown Public Library. Come and go, or have a seat in the library Lobby and enjoy the concert.

The Georgetown Public Library is located at 402 W. Eighth Street in Georgetown.

Live Music at the Library: Peter Fletcher

PETER FLETCHER 6687 8X10 croppedClassical guitarist Peter Fletcher returns in 2016 to play in the Georgetown Public Library’s popular Live Music at the Library series. He will perform on Sunday, Aug. 21, at 2 pm in the library lobby.

For more information about Peter Fletcher, visit peterfletcher.com.

Free and open to the public, this performance is a gift of the Friends of the Georgetown Public Library. Come and go, or have a seat in the library lobby and enjoy the concert. For more information, call the library at 512-930-3551.

The Georgetown Public Library is located at 402 W. Eighth Street.