Tuesday, July 7, 2015

Louisiana State University Student Union Call to Artists


OPPORTUNITY: Large scale sculpture or sculptural installation with integration into the plaza

LOCATION:  Louisiana State University (LSU) - Baton Rouge, Louisiana

COMMISSION BUDGET:         $543,579

APPLICATION DEADLINE:      Friday, August 7, 2015

All applications MUST BE electronically submitted through the CAFÉ system by 10:59 P.M. (CT)

Project Description
The Percent for Art Program is seeking artists or artist teams to design and implement a site-specific, large-scale work of art or sculptural installation of original design that integrates with and enhances the Union’s exterior elements (at the entrance facing the Parade Grounds) of the Louisiana State University (LSU) Student Union in Baton Rouge, LA.

The artwork will be subject to direct sunlight (UV radiation) and must be unique, permanent, and require very minimal long-term maintenance.

The art work in this location should be timeless, unique and embody the spirit of the LSU Community.

Design elements may include (but are not limited to) free-standing sculpture, integrated seating, interactive objects, integrated or accessory lighting, decorative pavers, aggregate, stained concrete or other ground design elements that will further accentuate the sculpture or sculptural elements. Any ground treatments must allow for drainage and cannot impede on the root system of the Memorial Oak Grove.

This commission is open to professional artists 18 and over, regardless of race, color, national origin, gender, military status, sexual orientation, marital status, or physical or mental disability. Artist teams may apply, and must designate one artist as the lead contact. All artists must have a minimum of ten (10) years of demonstrated professional visual art experience (not student work) and must have examples of previous experience with large-scale outdoor sculpture or sculptural installation projects. Examples of work submitted must be of original, recently completed artwork.

This is a call for submission of samples of previous work and qualifications only. If selected to develop a proposal for one of the commissions, you will be contacted by Percent for Art program staff with further details about the site, concept and scope.

Finalists will be required to attend two meetings, in person, in Louisiana. A proposal fee of $2,000 will be paid to finalists to offset expenses associated with development of proposals and travel to present to the Committee.

SEE FULL PROSPECTUS FOR PROJECT AND SUBMISSION DETAILS: www.crt.state.la.us/cultural-development/arts/percent-for-art/call-to-artists/index

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