Interactive Art Sculpture – Call For Artists
The City of Ketchum, Idaho invites experienced artists to apply for a new, long-term interactive art sculpture installation for a site on the City’s Fourth Street Heritage Corridor. Original artwork by one selected artist (or artist team) will be displayed on an outdoor pedestal beginning in late August 2019.
Deadline: 3 Dec 2018
The Heritage Corridor spans four blocks, which have been improved with wider sidewalks, benches, street trees, chess tables, bike racks, and rotating art installations. Anchored in the heart of Ketchum by Town Square, the pedestrian walkway now boasts increased outdoor dining options. It is home to many events during the summer and fall months. The selected artwork will enhance the city’s visual environment and provide viewers with an interactive experience that reflects the historic character of the Heritage Corridor.
Following review of the Request for Qualifications submissions, the KAC will select three finalists to submit proposals. Each finalist will receive $500 upon submission of proposal.
Interactive Art Sculpture Artist Benefits
One artist or artist team will be selected to design an interactive sculpture that responds to the history of Ketchum. That piece will then be recommended by the Ketchum Arts Commission (KAC) to the Ketchum City Council for final approval, fabrication, and installation on an existing concrete pedestal on Fourth Street between East and Walnut avenues. The selected artist will receive a budget of $25,000, inclusive of artist fee, design, materials, fabrication, shipping and installation. The sculpture will be featured on the city’s website and in various social media forums.
About the City of Ketchum
Ketchum is a diverse mountain resort community adjacent to the Sun Valley Resort. Sun Valley Resort is known as one of the country’s premier ski resorts. It is noted for its European style terrain. Ketchum’s early roots were in mining and sheep herding. Today it is known for its outdoor recreational opportunities and its sophisticated arts and cultural offerings.
2012: ArtPlace named Ketchum one of the top twelve small-town arts places in the U.S.
2014: Smithsonian Magazine named Ketchum one of the 20 best small towns to visit in the U.S.
In its eleventh year, Art on Fourth has become an exciting part of the city’s summer attractions, presenting artwork by diverse artists ranging from locals to those of national standing. Past exhibitors include Rod Kagan, Boaz Vaadia, Gwynn Murrill, Steve Jensen, Will Robinson and Robert Kantor, among others.
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