Friday, October 03, 2008

Public Art at Lincoln Park

Deadline:November 21, 2008 @ 12:00PM (RECEIVE)

Public Art at Lincoln Park
Percent for Art Program

Request for Proposal
Milwaukee County
Milwaukee, WI

Project Background
The scope of the Lincoln Park Aquatic Center Public Art project has changed to incorporate the entire Lincoln Park site. Due to this change, the Milwaukee County Public Art Committee is reissuing a Call to Artists for the Lincoln Park Public Art Project in an effort to solicit interested artists.

Lincoln Park (1301 West Hampton Avenue, Milwaukee, WI) is the focal point of the northeasterly region of Milwaukee County,
for which it was named, and is an impressive asset which caters to a broad spectrum of interests.

Scope of Work
Milwaukee County’s goal is for public art to become an incorporated component of the entire Lincoln Park site. The artwork shall aid and enhance the visitors’ functional, perceptive and aesthetic experience at the park. A single piece of art or multiple pieces of art located throughout the park will be considered for the project. Milwaukee County requires the artwork to be site specific and suitable for viewers of all ages and backgrounds.

The total public art budget for the Lincoln Park project is approximately $250,000.

Selection Criteria
Artists will be selected on the basis of:
• Appropriateness of artist’s medium, style, and public art concept.
• Expression of an informed point of view regarding the site, history and community in written materials and in the interview process.
• Demonstrated ability to work with a project team.
• Availability to participate in the design, approval and implementation of the project as required, as well as at least one community meeting.
• Artistic Merit as evidenced by representation of past work images.

Submission Requirements
The Milwaukee County Percent for Art program encourages all interested public art artists to submit for the project. Submittals from, but not limited to, collaborative artist teams, emerging artists, environmental artists, and independent public artists will be accepted.

November 21, 2008 Deadline for receipt of artist concept proposal submissions
December 12, 2008 Notify short listed artists to be interviewed

Call to Artist: CalltoArtistsLincolnPark091208.pdf
Lincoln Park Site Plans: LincolnParkSitePlans.pdf

Visit website for additional details: CalltoArtistLincolnPark.htm