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DEADLINE EXTENDED TO JAN 25, 2018, 11:59PM
Bronx Children’s Museum is entering a significant phase of planning where we intend to work closely with the Bronx artist community. Therefore, we request that artists who are residents or have a strong connection to the Bronx respond to this RFQ. The Museum’s goal is to create a large pool of artists in our selection process that will ultimately result in multiple commissions. BxCM is currently planning on awarding any number of competitive commissions in addition to a awarded commissions over the next 16- 24 months. We are looking to create partnerships with artists who work with:
Mobiles or Kinetic Art
This RFQ is open to all professional and emerging artists who are Bronx residents or who have a strong connection to the Bronx with experience creating (designing, fabricating, installing, or overseeing the installation of) public art in active, urban settings. Professional artist means a practitioner in the visual arts, generally recognized by critics and/or peers as a professional of serious intent and ability. Indicators of an individual’s status as a professional artist include, but are not limited to: income realized through the sole commission of artwork; frequent or consistent art exhibitions; placement of artwork in and/or upon the exterior or grounds of public institutions or museums; receipt of honors and awards, and; training in the arts.
You should not be submitting an idea for a project proposal, as the Museum already has parameters about the projects they have in mind, at this stage they are just looking to create a qualified pool of artists and designers they can commission for their specific projects. So, to re-iterate, they will not use your proposal idea, they are not looking for ideas, they are looking for qualified designers and artists who are capable of designing for a specific Museum installation (for instance The Lobby spaces, The Cloud space, The Tree House space, etc, as shown in this PDF.
All you need to do is submit images of your best work and (in the statement of interest) say why you want to work with the Bronx Children’s Museum. That’s it! They will only commission artists who submit to this RFQ, so you should definitely apply. LJ