San Francisco Arts Commission (CA), National Request for Qualifications, 2020 Art on Market Kiosk Poster Series: Celebrating 50 Years of Gay Pride

San Francisco Arts Commission (CA), National Request for Qualifications, 2020 Art on Market Kiosk Poster Series: Celebrating 50 Years of Gay Pride

Deadline: May 14th, 2019

From their call: Beginning as a celebration commemorating the one-year anniversary of the Stonewall Riots in New York, Gay Pride has been held in San Francisco every year since 1970. Market Street, in particular, has been the site of gay pride parades since 1972; as well as, the location of the candlelight vigil for Harvey Milk and George Moscone in 1978. For Celebrating 50 Years of Gay Pride, artists will have the opportunity to honor the diverse people, places, and events of San Francisco’s rich queer culture. 

Project Overview: The San Francisco Arts Commission invites artists and artist teams residing in the United States to submit qualifications for the 2020 Art on Market Street Kiosk Poster Series: Celebrating 50 Years of Gay Pride. Every year since 1992, SFAC has commissioned new work by artists for the Art on Market Street Kiosk Poster Series. The Program selects three or four artists to create a new body of work that responds to a theme specific to San Francisco. Each poster series is on view for approximately three months, and consists of at least 6 unique images that are printed at 68 inches high by 47 ¼ inches wide, and installed in 18 bus kiosks on Market Street between 8th Street and the Embarcadero.

Project Budget: The total budget is $10,000 inclusive of the artist fee, poster designs, digital file preparation, and proofing. The budget does not include printing and installation which is managed and paid for by the Arts Commission. Finalists for the project will be paid an honorarium of $750 to develop their proposals

Eligibility: Eligibility is open to professional, practicing artists who reside in the United States. Entries not meeting eligibility guidelines will be withdrawn from consideration.

For more detailed information, selection process, application requirements, and link to entry:  https://www.sfartscommission.org/find-opportunities/calls-for-artists/2020-art-market-kiosk-poster-series

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