Monday, August 20, 2012

Scottsdale Public Art - Tony Nelssen Equestrian Center Expansion

Open Call

Application Deadline: September 10 (midnight MST)
Art Project Budget: up to $375,000

The Scottsdale Public Art Program is accepting qualifications from artists for an opportunity to create an iconic sculptural artwork for the premier, nationally recognized, user friendly equestrian center and special events facility of Scottsdale, Arizona.

An artist-selection panel will be convened to evaluate artist’s submissions (8-12 images of past work, artist statement and resume/CV). Upon this review the selection panel will request proposals from up to five recommended semi-finalists. A proposal honorarium will be offered to semi-finalists in the amount of $2500. The selection panel will reconvene and review the proposals and will invite finalists for interview and public presentation of the proposal A travel and presentation honorarium will be offered to finalists in an amount TBD. Initial selection criteria include: the applicant’s professional qualifications; proven ability to undertake projects of a similar scope; artistic merit as evidenced by the submitted materials; and demonstrated ability to work with government agencies, engineers, design teams and the public in the creation of an art work.
The selection process will commence in mid September with the first meeting of the selection panel. The proposals deadline from recommended semi-finalists will be early November, with review of the proposals by the selection panel following shortly thereafter. Recommended finalists will interview and participate in the public presentation of their proposal in early December. A contract will be negotiated for the approved artist by late December. Design completion shall commence immediately thereafter, with plans for all infrastructure due in April 2013. Installation and project completion is targeted for Summer 2013. All dates are subject to change.


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