REGENT STREET – REQUEST FOR QUALIFICATIONS
The Salt Lake Art Design Board announces a new public art opportunity, funded by the Redevelopment Agency of Salt Lake City, to be located on Regent Street in downtown Salt Lake City, Utah.
A new state-of-the-art performing arts center, the George S. and Dolores Doré Eccles Theater, will open in downtown Salt Lake City in the fall of 2016. The theater will become the region’s premier entertainment venue and a contemporary landmark for Utah’s capitol city. The redevelopment of Regent Street, one of downtown Salt Lake City’s most interesting streets – both historically and culturally, offers an opportunity to merge history with the contemporary to create a welcoming, dynamic urban environment unlike any other found in Salt Lake City. Regent Street will become a hub for festivals, unexpected experiences with permanent and temporary public artwork and installations, locally-owned restaurants, clubs, bars and boutiques as well as a mixture of surprising micro-shops and specialty food carts.
The Call for Artists is open to all professional artists and/or artist-led teams, based in Utah, nationally and/or internationally.
The commission budget is $1,400,000 USD. Budget is inclusive of all artist’s fees, travel, design, engineering, insurance, permits, fabrication, labor, shipping and installation.
This project, including the selected integrated artwork, will serve as a catalyst for positive economic and social change and enhanced quality of life in the downtown business and cultural district. The artwork is considered a part of the architectural whole and requires cooperation with architects, project partners and others. The artwork should exemplify strong, imaginative design and content and should contribute to a visually stimulating environment that lends itself to thought and adds character to the site. Artists are encouraged to consider an element of interactivity in their artwork to extend the spirit of performance art and/or street theater. The artwork should be prominent at all hours and proportionate to its surroundings. The artwork could be suspended and/or attached to existing, permissible buildings. Permanently installed or integrated elements on the street may be considered as long as access to and the function of the street is not compromised. The artist will likely work with the Design Board and project design team to further conceptualize the project including determining preparation of the site, i.e. structural, electrical requirements, city codes, etc. and the method in which the work will be installed or integrated.
The application, images and other required materials must be submitted electronically by midnight (MDT), Monday, June 22, 2015.
The Salt Lake City public art program uses the CaFÉ digital application and selection process. Full application information can be found at www.callforentry.org.
For the complete Request for Qualifications and additional information please visit: http://saltlakepublicart.org/for-artists/calls-for-artists/