DEADLINE FOR RFQ SUBMITTALS: SEPTEMBER 18, 2012 4:00pm CST
Space One Eleven, a nationally recognized non-profit Visual Arts Organization in Birmingham, Alabama, is seeking experienced artists to develop innovative, thought-provoking, and engaging art to collaborate in one or more projects.
Space One Eleven intends to introduce the work of often overlooked Deep South artists to a diverse national audience. Space One Eleven is looking for contemporary artists who are challenging social, racial, class, and political boundaries with artistic experimentation relevant to Birmingham, Alabama, and the Deep South.
The opportunity to compete for these projects is open to individual artists residing in (or from) the Deep South. Space One Eleven does not discriminate on the basis of race, gender, religion, age, national origin, sexual orientation, or disability. Qualifications by employees and members of the Artist Selection Panel will not be considered.
Applicants must be able to work effectively within project timelines and collaborate with a design team and multiple design team personalities. Careful consideration will be given to the quality of the work as well as the quality of the ideas behind the work.
Interested artists should submit the following, to be delivered to the address listed in the Submittal Delivery section of this RFQ by 4:00 PM Central Standard Time, on September 18, 2012. Late submittals will be returned unopened. Please submit one packet in the order listed below:
1. A professionalResume – limited to two (2) 8-1/2x11 pages.
2. A Letter of Interest - typed in at least 12 point font and limited to two (2) 8-1/2x11 pages.
Outline your approach to collaborative public art and provide insights regarding your interest in making thought-provoking and engaging art; challenges and/or sources of inspiration presented by Birmingham, Alabama, and the Deep South; what you would hope to gain from this experience; and any other comments that might help to differentiate you as a candidate for this program.
3. An annotated Image List of five (5) past works on one 8-1/2x11 page.
Clearly indicate the title, dimensions, materials, date of work, and locations, as well as the project budget and the commissioning entity, if applicable. A thumbnail image adjacent to each list entry is required to assure the panel understands what they’re seeing.
Do not send any original artwork.
4. Optional items:
a. Movie clips on CD or DVD accompanying the digital images must be cued and no more than three minutes maximum length. Movie clips must be formatted in Windows Media Player or QuickTime only.
b. Up to three individual, selected printed materials such as articles, catalogs, etc.
If submitting digital files, provide one CD with documents required above as PDFs and up to five (5) clearly labeled images of related past work in JPEG format:
Image names must match image names on the printed Image List and be in the exact same order.
Maximum pixel dimensions per image – up to 1000 x 1000 (height and width can vary)
Maximum file size per image 1 MB
Name each image with the following format in the order you want them to appear: lastnamefirstnameimagenumber.jpg. For example, filenames for artist Pablo Picasso would be picassopablo01.jpg, picassopablo02.jpg, picassopablo03.jpg, and so on.
· Label the CD clearly with the artist’s name. Space One Eleven is not responsible for distortion or alteration of images as they appear on monitors as projected.
Do not use any binding, folders, or notebooks in packaging your materials.
Materials will only be returned, if artists provide a self-addressed stamped envelope.
The selection panel includes artists and arts professionals familiar with the field of visual art, citizens, and design professionals. The panel will select a small group of finalists who will be asked to develop conceptual proposals that provide some insight as to how the artist might approach the opportunity. The Request for Proposal (RFP) will include a $100 stipend for each of the chosen finalists to develop a proposal for a project and prepare for an interview.
The criteria used by the panel will include the artist’s professional credentials as evidenced by the submitted materials.
Space One Eleven is not required to make selections from these submissions, if, in their opinion, qualifications are not appropriate.
Submitted materials may be hand-delivered or mailed but must arrive by the deadline, September 18, 2012 by 4:00 PM Central Standard Time. Postmarks are not acceptable. Late submittals will be returned unopened. Space One Eleven is not responsible for lost, stolen, or work not received.