Shoreline Parks Bond Art Opportunities

Shoreline Public Art Program
Deadline: 3/29/2024, 5 PM

The City of Shoreline Public Art Program is seeking qualified artists, or artist teams, to create a unique art bench, fence art, labyrinth, or a sculpture for eight (8) parks.

BACKGROUND

In February 2022, the Shoreline community passed the Proposition 1 Bond measure, that among other improvements within the city included improvements to eight of the City’s parks. Brugger’s Bog, lower Hamlin (Briarcrest), Hillwood, Richmond Highlands, James Keough, Ridgecrest, Shoreview, and Kruckeberg Botanic Gardens will all receive capital improvements.

 

ELIGIBILITY: OPEN CALL TO QUALIFIED ARTISTS

  • Open to established artists working in a wide variety of media.
  • You must reside in the contiguous United States.
  • Must be 18 years of age, and able to complete a W-9 form for payment.
  • Artists of color, immigrants, and artists from diverse communities and backgrounds are encouraged to apply.
  • City of Shoreline staff members, selection panelists, project staff, as well as their immediate family members, are not eligible to apply.
  • You must be an artist or collaborative group that is independent. An arts organization, company, or program is not eligible.

 

APPLICATION DEADLINE:  5:00 P.M. on Friday, March 29, 2024

PROJECT TIMELINE

Deadline                                       Friday, March 29, 2024

Finalist Interviews                    April 2024

Selection Notification             April 26, 2024

Design Process                          Q2 – Q3 2024

Fabrication                                  Q3 – Q4 2024

Installation                                  Q4 2024 – Q1 2025

 

OPPORTUNITIES

Four types of art opportunities are available.

  • Art Bench: Artist created seating (in addition to planned park seating) will enhance the visual experience of the park environment, foster a sense of community, and provide opportunity to engage with art in everyday surroundings.

Budget $50,000 each / up to four opportunities.

  • Fence artwork: Permanent art in place of or in complement to traditional fencing. This is a way to enhance public spaces, promote community engagement, and contribute to the overall aesthetics of the area. Budget $25,000 each / two opportunities.
  • Labyrinth: An artist designed labyrinth for reflection, contemplation, and discovery.

Budget $45,000 / one opportunity.

  • Large Sculpture: A three-dimensional sculptural artwork that commands attention due to its size and impact. This sculpture should be designed to interact with its surroundings, transforming a space and inspiring a sense of interest or awe in viewers. Budget $175,000 / one opportunity.

Phase 1 Design of the artist’s contract will consist of concept design and approval, design development and final design. Final design development will include appropriate integration into the site, a detailed implementation budget along with an installation plan. For some concepts, structural engineering drawings may be required for the artwork.  Funds for the Phase 2 Fabrication and Installation will not be contracted until Phase 1 Design is complete.

Artwork budget is all-inclusive of artist fees, other consultants’ and subcontractor’s fees, insurance, engineering, materials, fabrication, transportation, travel, installation (including any site modification), lighting, and post-installation documentation.

For a full description of this Call to Artists, please see the Shoreline RFQ Parks Bond Projects URL: https://www.cognitoforms.com/CityOfShoreline1/ShorelineRFQParkBondArtOpportunities