Request for Proposals: Annual Temporary Contemporary Art Installation

Annual Temporary Contemporary Art Installation

 In 2012 we launched what has now become an annual temporary installation of a contemporary artwork on Sheridan¹s Trafalgar campus
endlesskiosk

The inaugural installation was Derek Sullivan¹s Endless Kiosk 2005, pictured below installed in our Learning Commons.

 

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In 2013 we sponsored a vitrine installation, Dopplekopf, by Roula Partheniou‹pictured here, as it was being installed:

 

Objectives
 
In keeping with Sheridan¹s Mission Statement that ³Sheridan delivers a premier, purposeful educational experience in an environment renowned for creativity and innovation² the Contemporary Temporary Art Installation has its overall objectives:
 
1. To bring innovative and original artwork by high profile artists into the Sheridan community.
 
2. To enrich the experience of students, faculty and staff at the Sheridan Trafalgar campus with stimulating and challenging artwork.
 
3. To animate and elevate the quality of our public spaces with engaging artwork.
 
4. To integrate this artwork into curriculum through an artist¹s talk, workshops and projects related to the installed artwork.
 
5. To link the Sheridan Community to the broader cultural and artistic milieu.
 
 
Submission Proposal Requirements
 
Consideration should be given to the safety of the Sheridan Community so that the proposed artwork has no sharp edges, can¹t be climbed on, has no fragile parts, is made of fire resistant materials, etc.
 
The proposal should be submitted as a PDF document to:
 
Leslie McGale
Faculty of Animation Arts and Design
Sheridan College
1430 Trafalgar Road
Oakville, Ontario  L6H 2L1
Phone: 905 845 9430  Ext. 2115
 
 
Artwork should be a response to one of the following sites at the Sheridan Trafalgar campus: 
(See pictures at bottom)
 
            a. Theatre Lobby & Hallway / D wing
            b. Main Entrance D wing
            c. Outside Bookstore
            d. Along B wing corridor
            e. Stream and banks
 
Please include the following with your submission:
 
1. A description of the proposed artwork/installation as a response to selected site.
 
2. A sketch of the proposed artwork or an image of the work if it already exists.
 
3. Dimensions of the proposed work.
 
4. Technical details about the artwork¹s construction and how the artwork would be installed and secured in the chosen location.
 
5. The value of the work for insurance purposes.
 
6. An explanation outlining how this installation would enhance students¹ and faculty¹s 
experience at Sheridan.
 
7. How the artwork could be integrated into curriculum at Sheridan.
 
8. Contact information for getting in touch with the artist involved.
 
Adjudication Process
 
1. A seven-member Selection Committee made up of representatives from Sheridan and from the larger arts community will assess initial proposals.
 
2. This Selection Committee will select three proposals from all those submitted to consider for possible implementation. Each of the three finalists will be invited to the Trafalgar Campus in Oakville to tour the proposed site with representatives from Facilities Management, Health & Safety department and members of the Selection Committee. Based on the recommendations of these three groups a single work will be selected from the three proposals. A representative from the Selection Committee will contact the successful candidate.
 
Timeline
 
1. Friday, May 2, 2014 12 noon: Deadline for submission of proposal
 
2. Friday, May 16, 2014: Selection of three finalists
 
3. May 19 ­ May 30, 2014: Site visits for three finalists
 
4. June 10, 2014. Finalist selected by jury
 
5. Installation date: August 15-31, 2014.
 
6. De-installation date: Late April or early May (to be negotiated). 
 
 
Payment Schedule
 
1. Each of the three finalists being considered will receive $500 for their proposal and site visit expenses.
 
2. The successful candidate will receive $7,000 paid in three installments:
            a. Upon notification of being chosen the successful candidate ­ 25%
            b. After delivery and installation of the artwork at Sheridan¹s Trafalgar Campus in Oakville ­ 50%
            c. Within 30 days of the work¹s de-installation date ­ 25%
 
3. Shipping allowance of up to $1,000 for final installation. (Original receipts required.)
 
4. Insurance during transit to/from Sheridan College is the responsibility of the artist.
 
 
Publicity, Documentation and Curriculum Integration
 
1. The artwork will be publicized both within and outside the Sheridan community through various media platforms and outlets.
 
2. Sheridan faculty will document the artwork, so that image files can be provided to the artist, media and the institution.
 

3. There is an expectation of an artist¹s talk and integration of the artwork into curriculum at Sheridan.

 

Campus Map

Campus Map

a) Theatre Lobby & Hallway / D wing

a) Theatre Lobby & Hallway / D wing

b) Main Entrance D wing

b) Main Entrance D wing

c) Outside Bookstore

c) Outside Bookstore

d) B wing corridor

d) B wing corridor

e) Stream and banks

e) Stream and banks

Request for Proposals for Temporary Contemporary Art Installation

Roula Partheniou installing her work Dopplekopf in the Sheridan Learning Commons, August 2013

Roula Partheniou installing her work Dopplekopf in the Sheridan Learning Commons, August 2013

Sheridan’s Faculty of Animation, Arts and Design is seeking proposals for our annual Temporary Contemporary Art Installation on our Oakville campus.

In 2012, our inaugural installation was Derek Sullivan’s Endless Kiosk. The following year, we sponsored a vitrine installation, Dopplekopf, by Roula Partheniou, pictured here as it was being installed by the artist.

This project is meant to invigorate our public spaces with innovative and enriching art work that will stimulate discussion within our campus community. Artists are invited to respond to one of five identified sites.

A six-member selection  committee  made up of representatives from Sheridan and from the larger arts community will assess all proposals. Three proposals will be shortlisted. Each of the three finalists will be awarded $500 and invited to tour the campus and to present their proposal. The final candidate selected will receive $7,000 plus a shipping expense allowance.

The deadline for submission of proposals is Friday, May 2, 2014 at 12 pm. Installation will take place during the last two weeks of August 2014.

Please see a detailed Request for Proposals here.

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