Friday, October 10, 2008

26th Annual Jazz & Blues Festival

Deadline: November 21, 2008

26th Annual Jazz & Blues Festival

Request for Proposals
Glendale, Arizona
April 4-5, 2009

Event-Based Public Art Opportunity

The City of Glendale Public Art program is pleased to announce a new temporary public art opportunity for 2-4 artists or artist teams to produce site specific artwork in and around the Downtown Glendale area during the 26th Annual Jazz & Blues Festival.

Project Description
City of Glendale Marketing is organizing the Jazz & Blues Festival in Glendale for the 26th year in a row. In 2009 the event will be sponsored by the Gibson Guitar Company. To celebrate the longevity of this project Glendale Arts will collaborate by inviting contemporary artists to make innovative artwork that will engage a variety of audiences. This is an opportunity for either an emerging or experienced artist who would like to develop current work that will add to the art experience but will also compliment the festival setting.

The City’s goal with this temporary public art project is to bring another dimension to the festival with elements of surprise and delight and to introduce the public to contemporary artists and their work. Due to the bustle and commotion inherent in celebratory acts like this festival, work must be able to distinguish itself as an art piece or performance art piece to be successful. Unique projects are appreciated and highly encouraged. Artists in all disciplines are welcome to apply. All media accepted.

The selected artists will work with Art & Marketing staff on the logistics for the completed project.

Any artist or artist team who can present their piece on-site for the duration of the festival and can complete the set-up, day-to-day operation and tear down of their project and follow the timeline, on-schedule, is eligible to apply.

Project Budget
Budget: $40,000.00 divided between 2-4

The art budget is all-inclusive and will range from between $10,000-$30,000 depending on the scope of the project but must cover all expenses.

• All costs, including supplies, equipment rentals and materials, necessary for design, fabrication, footings and installation for completing this project.
• Taxes and insurance (estimated to be as much as 10% of the total budget).
• All costs for transportation for the artist, presentation materials and the artwork, including attendance at several public meetings and working with the City staff.
• Documentation leave behind (e.g. CD with photo documentation, DVD copy of video or sound work compatible with broadcast television, etc.) for portable collection archive.

CLICK HERE for the complete RFP: RFP-JazzBluesFestival2009updated.doc

Visit website for additional details: GlendaleJazzBluesFestival

Application Delivery
Melinda Bergman
Request for Proposals: Jazz & Blues Festival
Glendale Library and Arts
5959 W. Brown St
Glendale, AZ, 85302

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