Seeks Art Consultant / Employment

August 2, 2019

Organization Name: Othello Square

Organization Location: Seattle, WA

Type: Employment

Fee: Free


Othello Square is seeking an art consultant to coordinate our efforts to create art in the common areas and public plaza within the campus that builds upon the developed themes and reflects the current diverse ethnic individuals that make up the community.
The scope of art consultant for the public space plaza includes incorporating the Master Plan Guidelines as well as the Othello Square Art Plan that defines artwork themes for the site, artwork types and styles recommendations, proposed artwork siting, artist selection process, and procedures that ensure a smooth fabrication/installation process, and preliminary budgets. The Art Plan establishes a unifying brand for all Othello Square Public Plaza Art.
The art consultant services include managing the production of temporary and permanent artwork. The temporary artwork will be placed throughout the site as it is being developed over the five-year construction period to engage the community and create excitement during the construction of Othello Square. The temporary art could include light installations, banners, murals on construction fencing, or a number of alternative options. These temporary artworks offer the ideal opportunity to solicit community and youth participation.
Coordination with other consultants will be required during the management of the permanent art between the developers, architects, contractors, community, and artists to ensure a smooth process. The art consultant is required to carefully manage the design of appropriate artworks, installation and maintenance plans, while ensuring costs remain within the target budget.
Deliverables will include visual concept drawings of artwork, documentation and/or graphics for inclusion in final report and prepared graphics and visual aids for participation in final report presentations.
This request for qualifications is open to all art consultants/lead artists working in or connected to Seattle, with weight given to an Othello or Rainier Valley artist connection. The scope as outlined for art management will cover a 4-5 year period, with a fee range to be 15-20% of total art budget. The total art budget has been tentatively planned for $500,000.
If interested, please submit the following information to HomeSight by 4:00 pm on August 2nd, 2019 as a single PDF:
1. A one-page statement of interest.
2. Promotional information about the individual/firm.
3. Portfolio images or website of two comparable projects.
a. For each of the projects, provide references (names and phone numbers), a brief narrative description including total project budget, and photographs and/or conceptual drawings.
b. This can be an existing artist website, or a curated collection of up to 10 images combined into a PDF document, or no larger than 2 MB each.
c. Please do not send printed or hard copies.
4. Bios of who will complete the work.
5. An estimate of the fee for your services, also itemize by task and hourly rate for the respective staff (if applicable).
6. Estimate of the amount of time the individual/firm will commit to complete the scope of services.
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