The Hillsborough Arts Council (HAC) and the Orange County Arts Commission (OCAC), in partnership with the Town of Hillsborough, are seeking an artist to design, fabricate, and install an exterior, permanent piece of public art for the gateway entrance to River Park in Downtown Hillsborough, NC – the Calvin Street Tree Public Art Project. This prominent sculptural element will incorporate and celebrate wood salvaged from the historic Calvin Street Tree that fell during Hurricane Florence.
Deadline: 15 Mar 2019
Wood has been milled to be used for an artist-created Calvin Street Tree Public Art Project in River Park in Downtown Hillsborough, NC. This prominent sculptural element will be located close to Churton Street, the main artery through Downtown Hillsborough. The goal of the work is to serve as highly visible welcome for visitors to town, symbolizing the importance of art, history, and the natural environment for the Hillsborough community. The art installation coincides with a major improvement plan for River Park.
Calvin Street Tree Public Art Project Artist Benefits
The artist’s contract for artwork will be $20,000. The contract is inclusive of all artist fees, and associated expenses for design, structural engineering, fabrication, insurance, transportation, and consultation during installation. The salvaged wood from the tree will be provided to the selected artist. It is not part of the $20,000 budget. An additional $2,000 is available for installation costs that may be required beyond the scope of the artist.
About the Orange County Arts Commission
The Orange County Arts Commission, located in Hillsborough, is an agency of Orange County government. They work to develop the arts in Orange County, North Carolina, which includes the townships of Chapel Hill, Carrboro, and Hillsborough. Their mission is to promote and strengthen the artistic and cultural development of Orange County, North Carolina.
Created on February 4, 1985 by Resolution of the Board of County Commissioners (BOCC), the Orange County Arts Commission is the non-partisan countywide arts agency that provides funding and support for a broad range of high quality arts programs. Nominated by the BOCC as the Local Distributing Agent (now called Designated County Partner) and approved by the NC Arts Council in 1985, the Arts Commission awards state Grassroots Arts Program funds in Orange County, adhering to state program guidelines. The Arts Commission awards county-funded arts grants, sponsors programs, and serves as an arts information clearinghouse.
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The Orange County Arts and Cultural Affairs invites artists to submit work for the fourth annual Sculpture on the Lawn 2018 exhibition, an outdoor display featured at the entrance to the Orange County Administration Center (201 S. Rosalind Ave) in the heart of downtown Orlando, Florida. The works are visible to approximately 10,000 people daily. Sculpture on the Lawn is open to sculptors who specialize in the design, construction, and installation of outdoor sculptures. Up to four sculptures will be selected for display from October 2018 to September 2019. One of the sculptures will be selected from a student or emerging artist, if suitable.
Deadline: 5 Aug 2018
The theme of Diversitastic! has been added to the Sculpture On The Lawn 2018. The Orange County Arts and Cultural Affairs welcomes large-scale sculptures that celebrate diversity in our communities and the interweaving of different backgrounds, cultures, and religions. The theme supports the inaugural FusionFest, November 24 and 25, 2018, a free celebration in downtown Orlando, supported by Orange County Government.
The three main considerations are creativity, site appropriateness, and durability. Selected artists must transport the artwork to the site on the specified date and install it with minimal assistance, then remove the artwork after the exhibition. Orange County provides 12-by-12-foot concrete pads. Sculptures must be firmly secured to the pads. There is a 6-foot minimum height preference. The sky is the limit for the maximum height.
- Notification of acceptance: August 10, 2018
- Installation time frame: October 1 to 12, 2018
- Opening celebration: October 19, 2018, 5:30-7:30 p.m.
- Sculpture removal: October 1 to 11, 2019
Sculpture On The Lawn 2018 Artist Benefits
Each artist will be awarded $3,500 as a fee for the annual loan of his or her artwork and to help offset any necessary transportation, installation, and housing costs. No other compensation will be provided. A payment of $3,000 will be made upon installation and $500 will be paid upon removal. Orange County will insure the artwork up to its stated value or $50,000, whichever is less, for theft or major vandalism. The artist will be responsible for any repairs needed due to fabrication defects or reasonable wear and tear of the object in a public location. Sales of the works will be encouraged and promoted. Any sales inquiries will be forwarded to the artist or designated agent. No commission will be charged. Sculptures must remain on site until September 2019.
About Orange County Arts and Cultural Affairs
Orange County Government strives to serve its citizens and guests with integrity, honesty, fairness, and professionalism. Located in Central Florida, Orange County includes thirteen municipalities. It is home to world famous theme parks, the nation’s second largest convention center, and a thriving life science research park. Seven elected members make up the Board of County Commissioners including the Mayor who is elected countywide.
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