BART (Bay Area Rapid Transit) and the City of Berkeley (CA), Request for Qualifications from California Artists, BART Plaza: Call For Sculptors

BART (Bay Area Rapid Transit) and the City of Berkeley (CA), Request for Qualifications from California Artists, BART Plaza: Call For Sculptors

Deadline: August 31st, 2017, 11:59pm PST

From their call: The City of Berkeley, in collaboration with the Downtown Berkeley Association, is reissuing this Request for Proposals to California-based artists interested in exhibiting an existing sculpture for a period of approximately one year in the newly renovated Downtown Berkeley BART Plaza which will open to the public near January 2018.

This project proposal was originally sent out for the month of June 2017 with the projected opening of the BART Plaza set for November 2017. Since then, BART has projected the construction to be completed by January 2018, allowing the Civic Arts Commission more leniency on the duration of the Call for Artists. This reissuance will allow more applicants to join those who have already applied, increasing the diversity of sculptures available to the Berkeley community.

With over 40,000 commuters a day, plus a steady amount of pedestrians streaming through downtown, the new Downtown Berkeley BART plaza will offers an exciting high-profile opportunity for an artist to display an existing artwork in this important civic space.   The renovated BART plaza will serve an important place-making function for the downtown area and will improve access for residents, employees, students and visitors.

Eligibility is open to professional, practicing artists/teams who reside in California. Entries not meeting eligibility guidelines will be withdrawn from consideration. Please refer to the Request for Proposals under “Artist Selection Considerations” for more information on eligibility.

The Project Budget for the temporary sculpture display is $25,000 inclusive of all associated costs such as artist fee, transportation of artwork to and from the project site, installation and de-installation costs, as well as any required engineering, permit and insurance costs. The selected artist must engage a professional, licensed art handler or contractor for the installation and de-installation of the sculpture .

For more detailed information and link to apply: https://cityofberkeleycivicarts.submittable.com/submit

PDF of call: Link

 

 

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