Request for Proposals: IMPACT 2014
SITE: Former Northeastern Supply building lot, Brentwood, Maryland
Maryland Art Place (MAP) is now accepting applications for a fall 2014 IMPACT project. IMPACT is an annual, public art program developed to extend Maryland Art Place’s reach to broader audiences. Each IMPACT project is unique and developed based on the partnering site.
This fall, MAP is partnering with the Neighborhood Design Center (NDC) and Art Lives Here in Prince George’s County. Collectively, project partners have identified what will be a vacant lot, post demolition of the former Northeastern Supply building located at 3807 Rhode Island Avenue, just north of the DC/Maryland, state line across from the Gateway Arts Center and Brentwood Arts Exchange. Demolition of the pictured building below is scheduled for September 2014. Post demolition, the property will prominently include a long fence, which can be incorporated as a sub structure for the project.
Project Parameters: Proposals should investigate or have a dialogue between design practice and contemporary art, and how public space can be re-imagined and activated in engaging ways. Cross-disciplinary teams or pairs of artist/designers are encouraged and could include collaborations such as: ‘landscape architect + sculptor’, ‘performance artist + fashion designer’, ‘architect + social practitioner’, or ‘industrial designer + sound artist’. The proposed project must also include some type of community engagement that takes place either before or during the span of the work. Community engagement could include workshops, performances, community collaborations or an artist(s) presentation. Artists are encouraged to visit the building site prior to submission and all proposed work(s) must be able to withstand the weather elements. The project will remain in public view for as short as one year, but no less than one year. Both 2-D and 3-D works are applicable to this site.
**Please note that work should be appropriate for viewers of all ages.
Eligibility: This call is open to all artists and artists’ groups 18 years of age or older living in the Maryland, DC, and Virginia region. Prior public art experience is not required but encouraged.
The selected artist/artist team will receive up to a $6,000 stipend to cover the cost of materials, time and labor costs of the project. Installation is scheduled to take place September 26th through the 16th, 2014. All participating partners will host a public reception at the site on Friday, October 17th.
Please send your proposal to email@example.com by 5pm on Wednesday September 3rd, 2014. Along with your application, you are welcome to submit up to 3 images or illustrated sketches.There is a $10 submission fee to apply if you are not a MAP member. Payments can be made through Click & Pledge. Past installation work samples will also be accepted in addition to proposed sketches/mock-ups.
Application Deadline: Wednesday, September 3rd, 2014 (The Application can be downloaded HERE)
2014 GENERAL TIMELINE
RFP: Thursday, August 7th
Submissions due: Close of business September 3rd
Announce selected artist/artist team: Week of September 8th
Installation: September 26th through October 16th
Public Reception: Friday, October 17th
About the Neighborhood Design Center (NDC), PG County: ndc-md.org
Since our establishment in 1968, the mission of the non-profit Neighborhood Design Center has been to improve neighborhood livability, viability and sustainability by providing pro-bono design and planning services in support of community-sponsored initiatives. This has been achieved by mobilizing volunteer architects, planners, landscape architects, engineers, and other design professionals who donate their professional services to help groups in the initial stages of neighborhood revitalization efforts. NDC not only takes on projects that serve the public good but also strive to achieve the following community service goals: • Strengthen community participation in neighborhood improvement efforts • Educate the public about the value of good design, planning, and preservation as community revitalization tools • Serve as a catalyst for increased investment in neighborhood development
About ART LIVES HERE: artlivesheremd.wordpress.com
Art Lives Here is funded by ArtPlace America and receives support from 3350 at Alterra/Grady Management Inc., AmeriSigns, Landex Companies, Morris and Gwendolyn Cafritz Foundation, Cities of Brentwood, North Brentwood, Hyattsville and Mount Rainier, Franklin’s Restaurant & General Store, Community Forklift, County Councilmember Will Campos, Maryland Milestones/ATHA Inc., Maryland-National Capital Park and Planning Commission, Prince George’s Arts and Humanities Council, the Prince George’s Redevelopment Authority, Ratner Companies and the Prince George’s County Revenue Authority. Joe’s Movement Emporium is the coordinating nonprofit partner.
Contact: MAP’s Program Manager, Paul Shortt at firstname.lastname@example.org or 410.962.8565 for more information.