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>From: Rebecca O'Flynn>To: Rebecca O'Flynn>CC: Mary Len Costa>Subject: Percent For Art COMMUNITY OUTREACH 2001>Date: Fri, 12 Oct 2001 14:24:22 -0500>>Just in case you did not receive the mailing! We look forward to hearing>from you!>> <<...>>>Making the Arts Matter>>Public Art Program - Arts Council of New Orleans> - CALL TO ARTISTS ->PERCENT FOR ART COMMUNITY OUTREACH 2001>REQUEST FOR QUALIFICATIONS>>Submission Deadline: OCTOBER 25, 2001>>>The Public Art Program of the Arts Council of New Orleans announces a>Percent For Art Community Outreach project for 2001. Supported through>funding generated by 1% of eligible municipal capital bonds, the Percent For>Art Program has evolved over the past 14 years into one that includes>commissioned work, purchase of existing artwork, community outreach and>education initiatives. A major component of the 2001 activities is the>selection of two artists or two teams of artists to complete the following>project:>>>Project Description>Community Outreach 2001 will place two  Artist-in-Residences with>schools, community centers, or neighborhood organizations to produce>community-specific sculptures, murals, banners, street furniture, park>enhancements, etc. to be determined with community input and refined by the>selected artists and approved by the Percent For Art Committee and staff,>and specific City of New Orleans' agencies.>>>PROJECT OBJECTIVES>* Increase an awareness of public art throughout the community;>* Provide more community involvement in the decision making and>fabrication of public art;>* Gain diversity in projects and constituents represented in the>public art process;>* Enhance communities through unique, community-designed "public art">elements, providing identity and ownership for local residents while>defining their neighborhood and telling the community story;>* Produce a positive impact upon participating community; their>outlook, aspirations & motivations.>*>*>* LOCATIONS AND COMMUNITY PARTNERS>* GERT TOWN - XAVIER UNIVERSITY>* Area participants also include the constituents of the Gert Town>NORD Pool, Ceolia Bolden Memorial Child Care Center, and the Mandeville>Detiege Health Center>* Algiers Point - Algiers Point Organization & "Confetti Kids">*>* Community Outreach 2001 is one project with two components. Working>with community partners, each component will define needs of the respective>community through artwork that identifies and enhances the living>environment of the selected community.>*>* PROJECT PROCESS>* Requests for Qualifications sent to Orleans Parish artists for>response. Artists from the participating communities are strongly encouraged>to apply.>*>* Jury to review responses and select semi-finalists for interview.>Artists/artists' teams to be selected based upon following criteria:>a) Willingness to be responsive to the selected community and/or proven>ability to work collaboratively with school-aged youths, parents, teachers,>seniors, and community organizations;>b) Ability to consider community site within the context of the>surrounding environment;>c) Expression of interest in this project through clear and concise>proposal presentation;>d) Mastery of proposed materials; and>e) Quality of personal work presented [preferably in slide format] for>jury review.>>* Working with the ACNO staff, chosen artists will interact and inform>community residents about the public art process and this project in>particular. Artists will assess the community needs and desires; and, with>intense community input, design artwork to be completed with community>participation.>*>* The proposed artwork might be a sculpture; mural; or streetscape>improvements such as street furniture, fencing, gate/entrance way, play>equipment or landscaping; depending on the desires and needs of the area.>*>* Artists will present the final design proposals to the community and>the Jury. Note: All proposed artwork components of this project require the>review and approval of the Jury, the Percent For Art Committee and>necessary city agencies before final artwork fabrication and installation.>Approval of final projects will reflect long established Percent For Art>Public Art Program goals to acquire artworks in a range of forms, styles,>media and sizes from a variety of artists and cultural traditions,>reflecting the fabric of our community and the unique aspects of its people,>heritage, and physical environment.>*>* Fabrication to be undertaken by the artist/artists teams with>participation of the community partner working in a pre-determined community>location and/or artist's studio as needed. The resulting artwork will vary>in each neighborhood and more directly reflect its area residents. Artists>will meet together regularly with ACNO Public Art staff, and invite>community participants from the other participating community to view public>art process in their community throughout the project.>*>* Upon completion of the project, ACNO Public Art and PR/Marketing>staff will publicize the artwork and the community involvement. A temporary>exhibition of project plans and maquettes may take place simultaneously with>the permanent placement in selected location where artwork was created.>Permanent locations selected in collaboration with city agencies as needed.>*>*>* PROJECT SCHEDULE>* October 4: Mailing of Call to Artists>* October 11 - 5:30pm: Informational Meeting for Interested Artists>* October 25 - 5:30pm: Submission Deadline>* October 29: Jury Review>* October 31: Semi-Finalists Interviews and Final>Decision by Jury>* November 5: Project begins - Artists On-site>through December 2001>* JURY>* Charlene Lowther, Director, New Orleans Recreation Department>* Sheila J. Webb, RN, MS, Director - City of New Orleans Health>Department>* Diana Richards, Community Representative, Algiers Point Association>* Ron Bechet, Chairman, Xavier Fine Arts Department & Gert Town>Community Partner>* Jack Cochran, Cashio Cochran, LLC- NORD Project Architect>*>*>* BUDGET>* Two  projects @ $10,000 each.>*>*>* ARTIST FEE>* A Percent For Art fee of $10,000 will be awarded per community>component. This fee covers artist's time [at least 100 hrs. required] for>community interaction, design and fabrication, presentation to required>committees and city agencies; as well as materials, fabrication,>installation, and documentation expenses. Artists will be required to>submit a budget draft in the final proposal stage and maintain accounting>records throughout project.>>>ELIGIBILITY>Artists who reside in Orleans Parish/ City of New Orleans may apply.>Artists from the selected communities [Gert Town and Algiers] are strongly>encouraged to apply.>>>HOW TO APPLY>Please provide the following information:>1) Letter of Interest in this project. Include descriptions of>previous community involvement or commissioned artwork, if any. If desired,>state preferred area for this project and why.>2) Current Updated Artist Resume or Resumes of all members of Artists'>Team.>* Artist's full name, current address, phone number, and if available,>web-site/e-mail.>* Include relevant information such as education, exhibitions, public>art projects, awards, publications, etc.>1) No more than 10 slides representing artist's or total artists'>team's work. Please submit slides in a slide sheet; each slide must be>labeled with artist's name and a slide key further describing the artwork.>2) Artist's Statement - Optional / on a separate sheet of 8� " x 11">paper> An artist's statement briefly explains the artist's philosophy, the>general aim of the artist's work or working process, and/or what the artist>has expressed in the artwork. An effective artist statement explains how>the artist's process and imagery carry out the artist's intent.>>>SEND OR DELIVER ALL MATERIALS TO:>>Percent For Art Community Outreach Project>Arts Council of New Orleans>225 Baronne Street Suite 1712>New Orleans, LA 70112>>>All application must be received by the Arts Council by 5 p.m. October 25,>2001. First Class mailed applications must be postmarked no later than>midnight on day before deadline to be accepted.>>>>
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