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Note DCCAH website keeps changing the deadline time for Monday; It not states 10AM
Description of the Pop-Up Public Art Opportunity:
Work must be durable with minimal maintenance in an outdoor setting. There are several wells in the ground and utility lines that run through the site that must be avoided. The selected artist(s) will be responsible for installation and removal of the artwork at the site. No works or materials deemed to be dangerous, toxic, or hazardous to public safety will be accepted and all construction methods on site must be adequate and safe for public interaction. DCCAH will not be responsible for any artwork that is damaged or removed during the exhibition. Any work left by the artist(s) at the end of the exhibition will be considered abandoned property and may be disposed of. The site must be returned to its original condition at the end of the exhibition.
Great Street information: http://dcbiz.dc.gov/dmped/frames.asp?doc=/dmped/lib/dmped/pdf/HStUpdate.pdf
For more information on the future development of the 3rd and H Street, NE site:
Click HERE for images of the site.
· Showcase artworks that are innovative and go beyond the ordinary art scene;
· Activate a dormant site;
· Create partnership opportunities between the private sector and creative community to support the city’s economic efforts;
· Create artworks that raise the creative profile of the city;
· Attract residents and visitors to explore beyond the monumental core;
· Create artworks that can be moved to other vacant sites around the city;
· Create opportunities for artists to experiment with approaches that are not possible through permanent commissions;
· Gateway or entrance works;
· Performance works of all kinds;
· Utilization of fences or screening devises;
· Amenities for visitors and residents – such as benches, bike racks, shade structures, recycling and trash collection receptacles;
· Establish play areas or game sites;
· Loan of existing artwork, such as sculptures or assemblages.
1. Have a principal place of business located within the District of Columbia or current resident of the District of Columbia.
2. Demonstrate pr
ior experience in creating temporary projects within the last 5 years.
July 12, 2010: Proposal Deadline
Mid July: Proposals Selected
Mid July: Execution of grant agreement to DCCAH
End July:Installation of Selected Proposals
Early August:Launch event
End of September:Remove works from site
Applicants must include:
1. A maximum 2-page letter that:
· describes your interest in the project and experience with temporary works,
· addresses your experience and interest in placing works in public spaces,
· provides your thoughts and suggestions on working with potential partners,
· provides preliminary thoughts regarding programming,
· addresses the exhibition goals and review criteria, and
2. A Project Proposal that:
· Identifies a theme. Keep in mind the project may be placed in other parts of the city.
· Provides a scaled layout of art placement.
· Outlines fabrication and installation methods and materials/equipment that you will use.
4. Two references from previous curatorial projects that include the reference’s name, institution, current telephone and email contact information.
5. Description and collateral materials for previous projects.
6. Up to 10 images (no less than 5 images) of previous projects on CD or DVD. Or, 5 images and up to two WEBSITES and/or VIDEOS – 60 second clips only on DVD.
· File Format — Images must be no more than 1920 pixels on the longest side and “high quality” JPG file format at 300 dpi. Do not submit TIFFs, PDFs, Word or any other non-JPG formats.
· File Labeling — Files must be titled with a number indicating the viewing order, followed by the curator’s last name. Use “0” in front of single digit numbers. Do not use more than 30 characters; use only letters, numbers and underscores. (Example: 01_Smith; 02_Smith. Mac OS users include “.jpg” at the end of each image title. Example: 01_Smith.jpg)
7. An annotated work sample list that indicates information about each project including: the artists involved, a brief description of the project concept (100 words or less), media involved, date, total budget/cost and host institution and/or partners involved.
Submission materials will not be returned. Submit only digital materials or hard copy reproductions. Please submit any written materials on plain white 8 ½” X 11” paper. Please do not staple or bind application materials.
For More Information and to RSVP for the Information Meeting Contact Rachel Dickerson at (202) 724-5617 or [email protected]
Interactive H Street Pop Up Public Art Project
Attn: Rachel Dickerson
1371 Harvard Street, NW; Washington DC 20009