Public Art opportunities for photographers in Arizona; deadlines December 12

Readers of this blog will know what a fan I am of public art – the widest possible audience (next to the WWW), no admission fee, open all hours… Rebecca Blume Rothman, Public Art Project Manager for the City of Phoenix has shared these CALLS FOR ENTRY deadlines for commissions to create new imagery for projects in Arizona (edited here to feature just photography):

CURRENT ARTIST OPPORTUNITIES:

HISTORIC PHOENIX LANDMARKS PHOTOGRAPHY PROJECT
Deadline December 12, 2008

PHOENIX 360
Deadline December 12, 2008

WATERWORKS PHOTOGRAPHY PROJECT
Deadline December 12, 2008

HISTORIC PHOENIX LANDMARKS PHOTOGRAPHY PROJECT

BACKGROUND
The Phoenix Office of Arts and Culture’s Public Art Program is seeking a photographer to create a portfolio depicting historic Phoenix landmarks. As Phoenix continues to develop and expand, this portfolio of images will become a valuable resource for residents, planners and scholars interested in seeing the finest examples of the City’s historic structures and spaces. A selection of the images will be framed and included in the City’s permanent collection. In addition to being exhibited in city buildings, the photographs will be used online and in educational publications to create awareness of the Office of Historic Preservation’s programs.

The completed portfolio should demonstrate the photographer’s vision and document some of the city’s more notable historic landmarks. The landmarks will be selected from the Phoenix Historic Property Register in consultation with the City’s Historic Preservation Office. The number of landmarks will be determined through discussions with the artist, the Phoenix Office of Historic Preservation and the Phoenix Office of Arts and Culture.

Photographers working with analog and/or digital methods are encouraged to apply. Materials used to produce final portfolio images must be archival to ensure long-term storage and exhibition potential. The final portfolio must be either 16” x 20” or 20” x 24” for exhibition. The selected photographer will be asked to submit a digital copy of the portfolio in addition to a hard copy, for future publication purposes.

BUDGET
This project has an estimated budget of $35,000.The available budget must cover all costs related to the artwork including artist fee, production, fabrication, framing and scanning of images.

ELIGIBILITY
This project is open to professional artists residing in Arizona. Priority may be given to artists who have not yet received a commission with the Phoenix Office of Arts and Culture. City of Phoenix employees, selection panelists and panelists’ immediate family members, are excluded from participation on these projects.


APPLICATION DEADLINE
The postmark deadline for this project is Friday, December 12th. Applications not received in person by 5 p.m. local time or postmarked by this date will be returned unopened and will not be considered. Mail or deliver applications to:

Phoenix Office of Arts and Culture
Public Art Program
ATTN: HP Landmarks
200 W. Washington St., 10th Floor
Phoenix, AZ 85003

SELECTION PROCESS
Artists may be selected directly from initial submitted applications, or the selection panel may elect to interview a limited number of finalists from among the initial applications. The primary criteria for selection will be previous artistic accomplishment as demonstrated in slides of previously completed artwork, and initial approach to the project as demonstrated in the artist’s statement.

SELECTION PANEL
The Phoenix Office of Arts and Culture convenes a new selection panel for each public art project. The selection panel will include a community member, a representative from the Historic Preservation Office, artists and other arts professionals. Staff from the Phoenix Office of Arts and Culture Public Art Program does not vote. It facilitates the selection process.

APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS
All submissions should include the following:

1) One copy of a current resume, no more than two pages in length and printed on white paper in no less than 10-point font. (Panel members will be obligated to review only the first two pages of each resume.)

2) Fifteen digital images of completed artwork, formatted as follows:
jpeg format, up to 200 dpi, maximum 600 x 800 pixels, presented on a PC compatible CD-ROM. Name files with artist name and number per image list. (e.g.: smith_1.jpg, smith_2.jpg). Please note that excessively large files will not read on the City’s computers and will be cause for disqualification.

Please ensure that all files that you send electronically have been scanned by up-to-date virus scanning software. Incoming files with detected viruses are automatically deleted by the City of Phoenix computer system. The City assumes no responsibility or liability for undelivered or deleted files and emails.

3) One copy of an annotated, typewritten image list identifying images by number and listing media, size of the work (H x W x D), title, date and a brief description of the artwork if necessary.

4) A letter of interest, no more than one page in length, addressing initial approach to the project and any past experience working on commissions or assignment.

5) Three professional references, including telephone numbers, email contact, and mailing address.


6) A self-addressed, stamped envelope (SASE) with sufficient postage for the return of slides/CD if desired. Applications submitted without SASE will not be returned and will be destroyed upon completion of the selection process


DO NOT SEND ORIGINAL ARTWORK. Applicants are strongly encouraged to only send duplicate slides and to retain a complete copy of their application for their records. Late applications will not be considered. Do not bind materials. Every effort will be made to ensure the safe handling of materials submitted. However, the Phoenix Office of Arts and Culture and the City of Phoenix will not be responsible for any loss or damage.

QUESTIONS
For more information or a copy of this publication in an alternate format, contact Rebecca Blume Rothman at phone: 602-495-0893, City of Phoenix TTY Relay: 602-534-5500, or email: rebecca.rothman@phoenix.gov.

PHOENIX 360

BACKGROUND
Phoenix today is a far cry from the farm center seen in panoramas photographed a century ago. Its once low buildings surrounded by crop fields and desert have morphed into housing, wide streets and high rises in a constantly changing skyline. Using early documentary and panoramic photographs as a starting point, an Arizona photographer will be commissioned to update the wide view of Phoenix, creating one or more panoramas depicting the character, change and growth of America’s fifth largest city.

This project is open to all Arizona photographers and is best suited for those with a unique interest in landscape, place, and history. The selected artist will work with the Phoenix Office of Arts and Culture and the Phoenix Downtown Development Office to determine sites to document. The finished portfolio would become a valuable historical record for future residents and historians of downtown. The photographs will be framed and exhibited in public areas of city buildings. Additional funds may be requested in the future to publish the photographs and exhibit them on the Web.

Photographers working with analog and/or digital methods are encouraged to apply. Materials used to produce final portfolio images must be archival to ensure long-term storage and exhibition potential. The final portfolio must be either 16” x 20” or 20” x 24” for exhibition. The selected photographer will be asked to submit a digital copy of the portfolio in addition to a hard copy, for future publication purposes.

BUDGET
This project has an estimated budget of $35,000.The available budget must cover all costs related to the artwork including artist fee, production, fabrication, framing, and scanning of images.


ELIGIBILITY
This project is open to professional artists residing in Arizona. Priority may be given to artists who have not yet received a commission with the Phoenix Office of Arts and Culture. City of Phoenix employees, selection panelists and panelists’ immediate family members, are excluded from participation on these projects.


APPLICATION DEADLINE
The postmark deadline for this project is Friday, December 12th. Applications not received in person by 5 p.m. local time or postmarked by this date will be returned unopened and will not be considered. Mail or deliver applications to:

Phoenix Office of Arts and Culture
Public Art Program
ATTN: Phoenix 360
200 W. Washington St., 10th Floor
Phoenix, AZ 85003

SELECTION PROCESS
Artists may be selected directly from initial submitted applications, or the selection panel may elect to interview a limited number of finalists from among the initial applications. The primary criteria for selection will be previous artistic accomplishment as demonstrated in slides of completed artwork, and initial approach to the project as demonstrated in the artist’s statement.

SELECTION PANEL
The Phoenix Office of Arts and Culture convenes a new selection panel for each public art project. The selection panel will include a community member, a representative from the Phoenix Downtown Development Office, artists and other arts professionals. Staff from the Phoenix Office of Arts and Culture Public Art Program does not vote. It facilitates the selection process.

APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS
All submissions should include the following:

1) One copy of a current resume, no more than two pages in length and printed on white paper in no less than 10-point font. (Panel members will be obligated to review only the first two pages of each resume.)

2) Fifteen digital images of previous artwork that demonstrates a clear artistic vision and the ability to explore a subject in series, formatted as follows:
jpeg format, up to 200 dpi, maximum 600 x 800 pixels, presented on a PC compatible CD-ROM. Name files with artist name and number per image list. (e.g.: smith_1.jpg, smith_2.jpg). Please note that excessively large files will not read on the City’s computers and will be cause for disqualification.

Please ensure that all files that you send electronically have been scanned by up-to-date virus scanning software. Incoming files with detected viruses are automatically deleted by the City of Phoenix computer system. The City assumes no responsibility or liability for undelivered or deleted files and emails.

3) One copy of an annotated, typewritten image list identifying images by number and listing media, size of the work (H x W x D), title, date and a brief description of the artwork if necessary.

4) A letter of interest, no more than one page in length, addressing initial approach to the project and experience in exploring landscape in a photographic series.

5) Three professional references, including telephone numbers, email contact, and mailing address.


6) A self-addressed, stamped envelope (SASE) with sufficient postage for the return of slides/CD if desired. Applications submitted without SASE will not be returned and will be destroyed upon completion of the selection process


DO NOT SEND ORIGINAL ARTWORK. Applicants are strongly encouraged to only send duplicate slides and to retain a complete copy of their application for their records. Late applications will not be considered. Do not bind materials. Every effort will be made to ensure the safe handling of materials submitted. However, the Phoenix Office of Arts and Culture and the City of Phoenix will not be responsible for any loss or damage.

QUESTIONS
For more information or a copy of this publication in an alternate format, contact Rebecca Blume Rothman at phone: 602-495-0893, City of Phoenix TTY Relay: 602-534-5500, or email: rebecca.rothman@phoenix.gov.

WATERWORKS PHOTOGRAPHY PROJECT

BACKGROUND
How was it possible for the City of Phoenix to thrive in a desert? Where does our water come from and how is it brought to our homes and businesses? The Phoenix Office of Arts and Culture’s Public Art Program seeks a photographer to explore these questions by creating a portfolio of fine-art images that document the modern practice and history of water delivery and processing in the desert. A selection of the images will be framed and included in the City’s permanent collection. In addition to being exhibited in city buildings, the photographs may be published in a postcard book and on the web, or used in conjunction with future public service messages concerning water in the desert.

This project calls for a photographer who combines a significant artistic vision with a clear investigative approach. The selected artist will work with the Phoenix Office of Arts and Culture and the Phoenix Water Services Department to determine sites to document.

Photographers working with analog and/or digital methods are encouraged to apply. Materials used to produce final portfolio images must be archival to ensure long-term storage and exhibition potential. The final portfolio must be either 16” x 20” or 20” x 24” for exhibition. The selected photographer will be asked to submit a digital copy of the portfolio in addition to a hard copy, for future publication purposes.

BUDGET
This project has an estimated budget of $35,000.The available budget must cover all costs related to the artwork including artist fee, production, fabrication, framing, and scanning of images.


ELIGIBILITY
This project is open to professional artists residing in Arizona. Priority may be given to artists who have not yet received a commission with the Phoenix Office of Arts and Culture. City of Phoenix employees, selection panelists and panelists’ immediate family members, are excluded from participation on these projects.


APPLICATION DEADLINE
The postmark deadline for this project is Friday, December 12th. Applications not received in person by 5 p.m. local time or postmarked by this date will be returned unopened and will not be considered. Mail or deliver applications to:

Phoenix Office of Arts and Culture
Public Art Program
ATTN: Waterworks Photography
200 W. Washington St., 10th Floor
Phoenix, AZ 85003

SELECTION PROCESS
Artists may be selected directly from initial submitted applications, or the selection panel may elect to interview a limited number of finalists from among the initial applications. The primary criteria for selection will be previous artistic accomplishment as demonstrated in slides of previously completed artwork, and initial approach to the project as demonstrated in the artist’s statement.

SELECTION PANEL
The Phoenix Office of Arts and Culture convenes a new selection panel for each public art project. The selection panel will include a community member, a representative from the Water Services Department, artists and other arts professionals. Staff from the Phoenix Office of Arts and Culture Public Art Program does not vote. It facilitates the selection process.

APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS
All submissions should include the following:

1) One copy of a current resume, no more than two pages in length and printed on white paper in no less than 10-point font. (Panel members will be obligated to review only the first two pages of each resume.)

2) Fifteen digital images of previous artwork that demonstrates the photographer’s individual vision+ and abilities to explore a photographic subject. The format should be as follows:
jpeg format, up to 200 dpi, maximum 600 x 800 pixels, presented on a PC compatible CD-ROM. Name files with artist name and number per image list. (e.g.: smith_1.jpg, smith_2.jpg). Please note that excessively large files will not read on the City’s computers and will be cause for disqualification.

Please ensure that all files that you send electronically have been scanned by up-to-date virus scanning software. Incoming files with detected viruses are automatically deleted by the City of Phoenix computer system. The City assumes no responsibility or liability for undelivered or deleted files and emails.

3) One copy of an annotated, typewritten image list identifying images by number and listing media, size of the work (H x W x D), title, date and a brief description of the artwork if necessary.

4) A letter of interest, no more than one page in length, addressing initial approach to the project and past experience in exploring a photographic subject and working on commissions or assignments.

5) Three professional references, including telephone numbers, email contact, and mailing address.

6) A self-addressed, stamped envelope (SASE) with sufficient postage for the return of slides/CD if desired. Applications submitted without SASE will not be returned and will be destroyed upon completion of the selection process


DO NOT SEND ORIGINAL ARTWORK. Applicants are strongly encouraged to only send duplicate slides and to retain a complete copy of their application for their records. Late applications will not be considered. Do not bind materials. Every effort will be made to ensure the safe handling of materials submitted. However, the Phoenix Office of Arts and Culture and the City of Phoenix will not be responsible for any loss or damage.


QUESTIONS
For more information or a copy of this publication in an alternate format, contact Rebecca Blume Rothman at phone: 602-495-0893, City of Phoenix TTY Relay: 602-534-5500, or email: rebecca.rothman@phoenix.gov.

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