Invitation The City of
Swift Current (client) invites visual artists to submit proposals forthe
production and installation of an artwork at the Swift Current
Museum.The project has a budget of $25,000., and is to be completed in
Size and Scope The work is to cover, or
incorporate into the visual field, an existing exteriorbrick wall
measuring 15.5 ft. long x 9 ft. high. (There is a 6 ft. wide
soffitabove, with lights.) The artwork is to have a low relief,
approximate maximumof 8 inches from the brick surface, so as not to
impede or endanger foot trafficon the sidewalk in front of the artwork.
Any combination of media are acceptableso long as they are deemed
durable and do not pose a safety risk. The brick wall,and or the
existing overhead metal framework, is to be used to anchor the artwork.
There are no defined parameters for the visual content of the work.
However, themain exhibits gallery of the Museum reflects - connections
between human activitiesand the natural environment and resources of
southwest Saskatchewan, past and present.Preference may be given to
imagery that reflects aspects of that concept.Further insights may be
obtained from the client contact.
project budget of $25,000. is to cover all aspects of the design,
productionand installation of the artwork by the artist(s), as well as
artist consultationswith the client contact and site visits, as may be
required. All expenses incurred by the artist(s) in preparing their
submission forconsideration by the client, are the sole responsibility
of the artist.
Proposal Submissions must include:-a visual draft of the proposed work within the surface parameters noted
proposed to be used, for both the artwork and installation (It is
expectedthat artists will produce the artwork / components in their
studio and install onsite.)
-a proposed 2011 timeline for design, production and installation of the artwork
-artist(s) CV (including visuals of previous work reflective of size and materialsto be used)
Proposal must be received by the client contact on or before October
16, 2010 at 5 p.m.Mailed submissions are preferred; other options may be
accepted, with prior approval.
Client Contact Hugh Henry, DirectorSwift Current Museum44 Robert St. W.Swift Current, S9H 4M9
ph. 778-4811 fx. 778-4818 firstname.lastname@example.org
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