The mission of the Arts Council is to promote, present, and support artists, arts organizations, and arts activities in order to further the development of the arts community and to benefit the public by expanding awareness, access, and participation.

2020 Call for Entries Guidelines

Finch Lane Gallery

Gallery Hours

Monday through Friday

8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

DEADLINE FOR SUBMISSIONS IS MONDAY, APRIL 29, 5:00 P.M.


EXHIBITION INFORMATION

The Salt Lake City Arts Council, located in Reservoir Park, is a contemporary gallery which programs visual arts exhibits year-round in the Finch Lane Gallery. Artist are invited to apply for exhibits annually. The exhibition program is designed to: give local artists an opportunity to exhibit a current body of work, explore exhibition themes or media relevant to the community and field of arts at large, and foster the development of curatorial skills through exhibition production and collaboration. The application process includes a thorough and competitive review by the Visual Arts Committee of the Salt Lake City Arts Council.

This application process is to select artists for the 2020 exhibition schedule which will run January 17 through November 13, 2020.

Exhibitions at the Finch Lane Gallery are scheduled for six weeks in duration in three exhibitions spaces (West Gallery, East Gallery, and Park Gallery). Artists accepted for exhibition of their new work should be aware that their show may be scheduled as early as January 2020 or as late as October 2020.


GALLERY SPACES  

East Gallery

· Approximately 918 square feet

· Walls 100” high

· Multiple pedestals (varying sizes) for 3D work

West Gallery

· Approximately 550 square feet

· Walls 100” high

· Multiple pedestals (varying sizes) for 3D work

Park Gallery

· Approximately 100 square feet

· Walls 88” high

· Multiple pedestals (varying sizes) for 3D work


ELIGIBILITY

The Arts Council welcomes proposals from Utah artists for solo exhibitions, group shows, or curated exhibits. All visual arts media including new genres are accepted. Artwork submitted must be original.


SALE OF ARTWORK

The Arts Council will manage any sales of the artwork during the exhibition at the Finch Lane Gallery and retain a 30% commission for any artwork sold. Artwork that is sold may not be removed until the exhibition closes. Work does not have to be for sale.

The proceeds from any sales will be reinvested into the Finch Lane Gallery visual arts program.


GENERAL INFORMATION

The Salt Lake City Arts Council will be responsible for the final selection of artwork, exhibition installation, insurance, printing and mailing of announcements, opening reception, gallery strolls, press releases, and management of sales. Each artist will receive an honorarium of $200 for the exhibition of his or her work. In the case of a group show, the honorarium will go the exhibition curator or organizer.

Artists will be responsible for providing biographical materials, an artist statement, and several color images of different works that will be featured in the exhibition. Artists should be prepared to submit these items several weeks prior to their exhibition opening date. Artwork, an exhibition checklist, loans/consignment sheets will be delivered to the gallery up to three weeks before the exhibition. All artwork must be labeled and ready. Two-dimensional work will ideally utilize the gallery hanging system and in some cases, artists will be required to participate in installation for other methods of installation or materials. Artists may be required to provide equipment to display their work in the case of digital media. Works selected for exhibitions may not be withdrawn for any reason and must be picked up immediately following the exhibition’s closing date. Artists must be available to attend opening receptions, gallery stroll where possible, and willing to give a brief gallery talk about their work.


REVIEW CRITERIA & SELECTION PROCESS

Applications are reviewed by the Salt Lake City Arts Council’s Visual Arts Committee which is comprised of Arts Council board members and staff and artists who have recently exhibited at the Finch Lane Gallery.

The Committee will review the following:

· Artistic quality of the work

· Artist’s ability to produce the proposed exhibition

· Diversity of expression

· Balance of media for the exhibition season

· Completeness and clarity of the application

Additionally, the Arts Council promotes equity that involves all people, including those who have been historically underrepresented. Diversity, equity, and inclusion consciousness is encouraged.

The Committee and staff reserve the right to make final decisions on which works are appropriate for a gallery within a publicly funded space.


DEADLINE FOR SUBMISSIONS IS MONDAY, APRIL 29, 5:00 P.M.


APPLICATION PROCESS

To be considered for an exhibition, applicants must be residents of Utah and submit all the required materials. Emailed, mailed, or hand delivered materials will not be accepted.


Application Materials

· Exhibition description or artist statement about the work you propose to exhibit. This may include the general concept for the show, techniques used, the medium and scale in which you work, evolution of your work, or inspiration behind your show. (300 words)

· List of all artists proposed

· Submit a resume or CV for the lead artist, not to exceed two pages, and short bios for all other artists. Please include all information in one attachment.

· Please include representative samples of proposed work for the exhibition or recent work.

Digital images:

- Please include 5-10 images. If more than 2 artists, include 2-3 images per artist.

- Images must be jpgs

- Each file must include artist's name, title of work, medium, date produced, dimensions, and indicate if work has been exhibited in other Salt Lake City venues in the past year.

- Image pixel dimensions of at least 1,000 or larger in either height or width is preferred.

Video samples:

- Include no more than 3 samples

- Video samples should be a maximum of 2 minutes

- Each file must include artist's name, title of work (if applicable), date produced, and total run time (samples should be a maximum of 2 minutes)


CONTACT INFORMATION

Please contact Kelsey Ellis if you have any questions about submitted your proposal.

Kelsey Ellis

801.596.5000

kelsey.ellis@slcgov.com

CALL FOR UTAH ARTISTS: Request for Proposals

APPLICATION DEADLINE: Saturday, May 4, 2019 at 11:59 pm MDT

COMMISSION BUDGET: $6,900


PROJECT BACKGROUND

Salt Lake City Parks and Public Lands, with community support and interest, expanded the existing bike park located at 700 West and 900 South in 2017 to provide users and Salt Lake City residents with a unique recreational amenity. The project area encompasses 1.3 acres of property owned by Salt Lake City and is utilized by riders of varying ages and skill levels. The Bike Park includes new jump lines, a pump track, a shade structure, drinking fountains, and seating for riders and non-riders alike. 

The new jump lines include opportunities for beginner, intermediate, and advanced users alike. The shipping container located on site is used by City crews and volunteer work groups for storage of maintenance equipment. Parks and Public Lands, in collaboration with the Salt Lake City Arts Council, is pleased to provide an opportunity for an artist or artist-led team to respond to the shipping container with a mural proposal. 

SITE LOCATION

The allocated surface area of the shipping container is 208 square feet, allowing the mural to wrap around 3 visible sides of the container. Click here for additional photos of the Bike Park. 

  • North Wall: 10’ x 8’
  • West Wall: 8’ x 8’
  • East Wall: 8’ x 8’

ARTWORK GOALS

The Salt Lake Art Design Board seeks a site-specific mural that: 

  • Is visually engaging for passersby and those who use and visit the Bike Park;
  • Is reflective of Salt Lake City’s vibrant and diverse community;
  • Is not advertisement.

PROJECT BUDGET & ELIGIBILITY

The total budget is $6,900 and is inclusive of artist’s fees and related expenses for design, supplies, insurance, transportation, permits, surface preparation, installation, and anti-graffiti protective coating. Any fees incurred for design/artwork related engineering or assistance from any contractors shall be the responsibility of the artist. 

ANTI-GRAFFITI PROTECTIVE COATING: A portion of the commissioned budget must be allocated towards anti-graffiti protective coating, which the artist will apply after the completion of the mural. This cost has been considered in the total commission amount. The mural will remain installed for a minimum of 5 years. 

The Call for Artists is open to all artists or artist-led teams residing in Utah. 

PROJECT SCHEDULE

Project Information Session – Thursday, April 11th at 5:00 PM, 9-Line Bike Park

Application Deadline – May 4, 2019 at 11:59 PM 

Notification of Artist Selection –June 2019

Contract Preparation – June 2019

Installation of Artwork Begins – August, 2019

Installation of Artwork Complete – September 2019

Dates are subject to change, except for the application deadline of Saturday, May 4, 2019.

SELECTION CRITERIA & PROCESS

The Salt Lake Art Design Board, in consultation with project stakeholders, will review all of the properly submitted applications and will recommend the artist/teams for the commission to Parks and Public Lands for final approval.

In selecting the artist/team for this project, the following criteria will be considered:

  • Final artwork that is one-of-a-kind, site specific and meets the project goals;
  • Artistic excellence, innovation and originality as evidenced by visual documentation and supporting materials;
  • The artist’s final work meets all operational, maintenance, Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), and public safety requirements;
  • Ability to meet deadlines and budget and to perform work in timely, professional      manner;
  • The artist’s professional experience is adequate to meet the demands of the project including the ability to work with stakeholders and project managers. 

The artist or artist-led team selected for the project will sign a two-party Artist Commissioned Work Agreement with Salt Lake City Corporation. The selected artist/artist-led team must carry general liability and auto insurance, and must either provide Workers’ Compensation or apply for a Workers’ Compensation Coverage Waiver. An example of the Artist Commissioned Work Agreement can be found here.

APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS

Submissions that arrive on or before 11:59 pm on Saturday, May 4, 2019 and meet all of the application requirements will be reviewed. To be considered for this project, applicants must submit all of the required materials via the Submittable website (the application form can be found at the end of this RFP). There is no application fee to apply or to use the Submittable online application system. No other method of submission will be accepted. Late or incomplete applications will not be considered. The applicant’s name must appear on all submitted materials.

  1. LETTER OF INTEREST (first name_last name.letterofinterest.pdf) 1 page (300-500 words) describing the applicant’s interest in, qualifications for, and projects of similar scope/scale.
  2. PROPOSAL (first name_last name.proposal.pdf) Artists must submit a color, scale visual rendering and a written description including project intent, dimensions, materials and a preliminary budget. (2-3 pages maximum)
  3. CURRENT RÉSUMÉ (first name_last name.resume.pdf) Maximum of 2 pages per person.
  4. IMAGES OF RECENT WORK (first name_last name_title1.jpg, first name_last name_title2.jpg, etc.) Three to five (3-5) jpeg images of unique examples of past work. If applicable, please provide examples of completed past work of similar, scope, scale and budget. Each image must not exceed 1MB in size. Five images per application, not per team member. Submittable metadata fields are required: title, date, medium, dimensions, location, budget, and brief description of the work.
  5. PROFESSIONAL REFERENCES (first name_last name.references.pdf) A list of two professional references with contact information (name, title, organization, mailing address, phone number, email address), and relationship with each reference.

Any materials not specifically requested as part of this application or exceeding the maximum page length or format requirements will not be considered or reviewed by the Selection Committee. 

Incomplete submissions or any application that has not been submitted within the parameters set forth above, as determined by the Salt Lake City Public Art Manager, will not be reviewed or considered. 

QUESTIONS

All questions regarding this RFP are to be directed only to Salt Lake City Public Art Program at the email address listed below. All questions and responses will be posted at http://saltlakepublicart.org/for-artists/calls-for-artists/ for all applicants and potential applicants to review. Applicants may be disqualified if any unsolicited contact related to this RFP is made with an employee of Salt Lake City Corporation, project stakeholders and partners, or the Salt Lake Art Design Board other than the Public Art Program staff during the selection process. All communication will occur electronically via email. Please review the website below prior to emailing any questions as the website will be updated on a regular basis with any questions and answers. Questions will be answered in the order in which they are received. Questions received after April 26th may go unanswered, so it is suggested all interested artists begin the submission process as soon as possible. 

Contact: Public Art Program, publicartprogram@slcgov.com

Website: http://saltlakepublicart.org/for-artists/calls-for-artists/

SALT LAKE CITY PUBLIC ART PROGRAM

The Public Art Program, which commissions artists' work for City-owned buildings and public spaces, was established by ordinance in 1984. The Salt Lake Art Design Board is an advisory group of citizens representing different City Council districts, appointed by the Mayor and confirmed by the City Council, to oversee Salt Lake City’s public art program. They are selected for their related arts expertise and willingness to serve the community. The Design Board is directed, by ordinance, to select artists for public art commissions in Salt Lake City and recommend those artists to the Mayor for final approval. The current Design Board members include Libby Haslam, Jann Haworth, Nancy Rivera, and Larissa Trout. The Design Board will consult with representatives from SLC Parks and Public Lands to help inform their artist/team selection for this project. 

SALT LAKE CITY CORPORATION ADDITIONAL POLICIES

The artist/team selected for the commission will sign a two-party Artists’ Commissioned Work Agreement with Salt Lake City Corporation.

The City may accept Call for Artists (CFA) submittals as deemed to be in the public interest; proceed with further selection processes; reject any and all submissions; or may waive any irregularity, informality, or technicality in proposals received. The Mayor, based on the Art Design Board’s recommendation, will determine from the submitted information the most qualified Proposer to meet the stated duties as evaluated under the criteria set forth herein. The determination of the most advantageous proposal shall be final and conclusive.

The issuance of the CFA and the receipt and evaluation of the submittals does not obligate the City to select a Proposer or enter into any agreement. A submittal does not constitute business terms under any eventual agreement. The City will not pay costs incurred in responding to the CFA unless specified in the CFA. The City may cancel this process at any time prior to the execution of any agreement without liability.

The City reserves the right to revise the CFA evaluation process. Such revision will be announced in writing to all CFA respondents or short-listed teams, depending on the timing of the change. The City also reserves the right to reject any and all CFA responses at any time, or to terminate any negotiations implied in this CFA or initiated subsequent to it. If the Art Design Board receives a submittal it deems incomplete or ambiguous, it reserves the right to request additional information or to reject the submittal. 

The City reserves the right to, at any time and for any reason, discontinue negotiations with any initially selected Proposer, and to pursue negotiations with an alternative team. Proposers or their agents are instructed not to contact Art Design Board members, City officials or employees or attempt to externally manipulate or influence the procurement process in any way, other than through the instructions contained herein, from the date of release of this CFA to the date of execution of an Agreement resulting from this solicitation. City, in its sole discretion, may disqualify Proposers who violate this paragraph.

CALL FOR UTAH ARTISTS: Request for Proposals
APPLICATION DEADLINE: Saturday, May 4, 2019 at 11:59 pm MDT
COMMISSION BUDGET: $13,100

PROJECT BACKGROUND

Salt Lake City Parks and Public Lands, with community support and interest, expanded the existing bike park located at 700 West and 900 South in 2017 to provide users and Salt Lake City residents with a unique recreational amenity. The project area encompasses 1.3 acres of property owned by Salt Lake City and is utilized by riders of varying ages and skill levels. The Bike Park includes new jump lines, a pump track, a shade structure, drinking fountains, and seating for riders and non-riders alike.

Jump lines have been constructed for beginner, intermediate, and advanced-level riders. The starting platform for the jump lines has been constructed using large concrete blocks to stabilize the platform and provide dirt retention. Parks and Public Lands, in collaboration with the Salt Lake City Arts Council, is pleased to provide an opportunity for an artist or artist-led team to respond to the starting ramp blocks with a mural proposal.


SITE LOCATION

The allocated surface area of the starting ramp blocks is 400 square feet, divided into seven sections. Click here for additional photos of the Bike Park.

  • North Wall: top-section: 28’ x 3'; mid-section: 24’ x 2.5’; lower-section: 10’ x 3’
  • West Wall: top-section: 12’ x 3’; mid-section: 27’ x 2’
  • South Wall: top-section: 16’ x 3’; mid-section: 24’ x 3’


ARTWORK GOALS

The Salt Lake Art Design Board seeks a site-specific mural that:

  • Is visually engaging for passersby and those who use and visit the Bike Park;
  • Is reflective of Salt Lake City’s vibrant and diverse community;
  • Is not advertisement.

PROJECT BUDGET & ELIGIBILITY

The total budget is $13,100 and is inclusive of artist’s fees and related expenses for design, supplies, insurance, transportation, permits, surface preparation, installation, and anti-graffiti protective coating. Any fees incurred for design/artwork related engineering or assistance from any contractors shall be the responsibility of the artist.

ANTI-GRAFFITI PROTECTIVE COATING: A portion of the commissioned budget must be allocated towards anti-graffiti protective coating, which the artist will apply after the completion of the mural. This cost has been considered in the total commission amount. The mural will remain installed for a minimum of 5 years.

The Call for Artists is open to all artists or artist-led teams residing in Utah.

PROJECT SCHEDULE

Project Information Session – Thursday, April 11th at 5:00 PM, 9-Line Bike Park
Application Deadline – May 4, 2019 at 11:59 PM
Notification of Artist Selection –June 2019
Contract Preparation – June 2019
Installation of Artwork Begins – August, 2019
Installation of Artwork Complete – September 2019

Dates are subject to change, except for the application deadline of Saturday, May 4, 2019.

SELECTION CRITERIA & PROCESS

The Salt Lake Art Design Board, in consultation with project stakeholders, will review all of the properly submitted applications and will recommend the artist/teams for the commission to Parks and Public Lands for final approval.

In selecting the artist/team for this project, the following criteria will be considered:

  • Final artwork that is one-of-a-kind, site specific and meets the project goals;
  • Artistic excellence, innovation and originality as evidenced by visual documentation and supporting materials;
  • The artist’s final work meets all operational, maintenance, Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), and public safety requirements;
  • Ability to meet deadlines and budget and to perform work in timely, professional manner;
  • The artist’s professional experience is adequate to meet the demands of the project including the ability to work with stakeholders and project managers. 

The artist or artist-led team selected for the project will sign a two-party Artist Commissioned Work Agreement with Salt Lake City Corporation. The selected artist/artist-led team must carry general liability and auto insurance, and must either provide Workers’ Compensation or apply for a Workers’ Compensation Coverage Waiver. An example of the Artist Commissioned Work Agreement can be found here.

APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS

Submissions that arrive on or before 11:59 pm on Saturday, May 4, 2019 and meet all of the application requirements will be reviewed. To be considered for this project, applicants must submit all of the required materials via the Submittable website (the application form can be found at the end of this RFP). There is no application fee to apply or to use the Submittable online application system. No other method of submission will be accepted. Late or incomplete applications will not be considered. The applicant’s name must appear on all submitted materials.

  1. LETTER OF INTEREST (first name_last name.letterofinterest.pdf) 1 page (300-500 words) describing the applicant’s interest in, qualifications for, and projects of similar scope/scale.
  2. PROPOSAL (first name_last name.proposal.pdf) Artists must submit a color, scale visual rendering and a written description including project intent, dimensions, materials and a preliminary budget. (2-3 pages maximum)
  3. CURRENT RÉSUMÉ (first name_last name.resume.pdf) Maximum of 2 pages per person.
  4. IMAGES OF RECENT WORK (first name_last name_title1.jpg, first name_last name_title2.jpg, etc.) Three to five (3-5) jpeg images of unique examples of past work. If applicable, please provide examples of completed past work of similar, scope, scale and budget. Each image must not exceed 1MB in size. Five images per application, not per team member. Submittable metadata fields are required: title, date, medium, dimensions, location, budget, and brief description of the work.
  5. PROFESSIONAL REFERENCES (first name_last name.references.pdf) A list of two professional references with contact information (name, title, organization, mailing address, phone number, email address), and relationship with each reference.

Any materials not specifically requested as part of this application or exceeding the maximum page length or format requirements will not be considered or reviewed by the Selection Committee.

Incomplete submissions or any application that has not been submitted within the parameters set forth above, as determined by the Salt Lake City Public Art Manager, will not be reviewed or considered.

QUESTIONS

All questions regarding this RFP are to be directed only to Salt Lake City Public Art Program at the email address listed below. All questions and responses will be posted at http://saltlakepublicart.org/for-artists/calls-for-artists/ for all applicants and potential applicants to review. Applicants may be disqualified if any unsolicited contact related to this RFP is made with an employee of Salt Lake City Corporation, project stakeholders and partners, or the Salt Lake Art Design Board other than the Public Art Program staff during the selection process. All communication will occur electronically via email. Please review the website below prior to emailing any questions as the website will be updated on a regular basis with any questions and answers. Questions will be answered in the order in which they are received. Questions received after April 26th may go unanswered, so it is suggested all interested artists begin the submission process as soon as possible.

Contact: Public Art Program, publicartprogram@slcgov.com
Website: http://saltlakepublicart.org/for-artists/calls-for-artists/

SALT LAKE CITY PUBLIC ART PROGRAM

The Public Art Program, which commissions artists' work for City-owned buildings and public spaces, was established by ordinance in 1984. The Salt Lake Art Design Board is an advisory group of citizens representing different City Council districts, appointed by the Mayor and confirmed by the City Council, to oversee Salt Lake City’s public art program. They are selected for their related arts expertise and willingness to serve the community. The Design Board is directed, by ordinance, to select artists for public art commissions in Salt Lake City and recommend those artists to the Mayor for final approval. The current Design Board members include Libby Haslam, Jann Haworth, Nancy Rivera, and Larissa Trout. The Design Board will consult with representatives from SLC Parks and Public Lands to help inform their artist/team selection for this project.

SALT LAKE CITY CORPORATION ADDITIONAL POLICIES

The artist/team selected for the commission will sign a two-party Artists’ Commissioned Work Agreement with Salt Lake City Corporation.

The City may accept Call for Artists (CFA) submittals as deemed to be in the public interest; proceed with further selection processes; reject any and all submissions; or may waive any irregularity, informality, or technicality in proposals received. The Mayor, based on the Art Design Board’s recommendation, will determine from the submitted information the most qualified Proposer to meet the stated duties as evaluated under the criteria set forth herein. The determination of the most advantageous proposal shall be final and conclusive.

The issuance of the CFA and the receipt and evaluation of the submittals does not obligate the City to select a Proposer or enter into any agreement. A submittal does not constitute business terms under any eventual agreement. The City will not pay costs incurred in responding to the CFA unless specified in the CFA. The City may cancel this process at any time prior to the execution of any agreement without liability.

The City reserves the right to revise the CFA evaluation process. Such revision will be announced in writing to all CFA respondents or short-listed teams, depending on the timing of the change. The City also reserves the right to reject any and all CFA responses at any time, or to terminate any negotiations implied in this CFA or initiated subsequent to it. If the Art Design Board receives a submittal it deems incomplete or ambiguous, it reserves the right to request additional information or to reject the submittal.

The City reserves the right to, at any time and for any reason, discontinue negotiations with any initially selected Proposer, and to pursue negotiations with an alternative team. Proposers or their agents are instructed not to contact Art Design Board members, City officials or employees or attempt to externally manipulate or influence the procurement process in any way, other than through the instructions contained herein, from the date of release of this CFA to the date of execution of an Agreement resulting from this solicitation. City, in its sole discretion, may disqualify Proposers who violate this paragraph.

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