21 Jun 2022

RFP/Q's Public Sculpture Project

Fredericksburg Arts Commission Fredericksburg, Virginia, United States

Fredericksburg Arts Commission

Opportunity Description

International Deadline: July 1, 2022 – The Fredericksburg (VA) Sculpture Project has selected three locations for display of large-scale, free-standing outdoor sculpture from October 2022 to September 2023.

The invitation is open to artists working independently or in a collaborative group. A maximum of three works can be entered per artist or group. Ideally, work will fit on our precast 5ft x 5ft concrete pads, or be anchored directly to the ground.

The materials listed below may be submitted in hard copies or CD’s via post, or via e-mail. Photos and CD’s submitted by post can be returned if they are accompanied by a self-addressed, stamped envelope. All photos, including digital files, should be clearly labeled with artist’s name and title of work. All email correspondence must include the submitter’s name and “PSP” in the subject line.

APPLICATION – There is no entry fee.
Interested sculptors are encouraged to submit:

  1. A professional resumé and portfolio of three-dimensional works
  2. An artist statement
  3. Digital photos must be submitted in .jpg format with minimum 72 dpi and overall dimensions of 1920px x 1920px
  4. A brief statement concerning each work, including medium, dimensions, and weight
  5. All contact information, including telephone numbers, email, mailing address and website

Submissions may be mailed electronically or in hard copy. Electronic submissions and requests for information can be sent to PSP@fredarts.com. Electronic submissions must include the submitter’s name and “PSP” in the subject line.

Hardcopy submissions may be mailed to the following address:

Fredericksburg Arts Commission
Public Sculpture Project
ATTN: Kim Herbert
408 Canal Street
Fredericksburg, VA 22401

After juried review of the submitted materials, four finalists and one alternate will be invited to participate. Contracts will be executed with the artists and arrangements made for receiving and installing each sculpture. Delivery and pickup of artwork is the artist’s responsibility. The FAC will provide general liability insurance for the project, and the artist may carry his/her own property insurance if he/she deems it necessary. Selected artworks will be displayed from October 2022 to September 2023.

Each artist selected will receive a $2,000 honorarium from the FAC.

If works are sold during the contract period, a 25% commission will be held for future Public Sculpture Project expenses.

Deadline for entries: July 1, 2022
Finalists notified: July 31, 2022
Sculptures installed: October 2022
Sculptures removed: September 2023

The Mission of the Fredericksburg Arts Commission is to promote, support and expand the arts as an integral part of life for all people in the Fredericksburg area. The Commission advises the City on policy and program development, oversees the grants and public arts programs, advocates for the arts and acts as liaison between the arts community and the City.

Fredericksburg Arts Commission
408 Canal Street
Fredericksburg, VA 22401
Tel No: (540) 372-1086

Opportunity Categories: Sculpture Only. Opportunity Types: RFP/Q's. Opportunity Tags: $0 Entry/Application Fee, Deadlines 07 July thru Aug, and Open to Artists Worldwide. Benefits: *No Application Fee, Exhibition - Solo, Sales, and Stipend.

Opportunity expires in 7 days.

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