One Meter at a Time: A Temporary Public Art Project
Deadline: Friday, June 27, 2014 by 5 p.m.
Overview: The City of Dallas Office of Cultural Affairs is partnering with the Dallas Police Department to pilot a program of temporary public art that contributes to the visual enhancement of Dallas streets. Using existing parking meters in three locations identified throughout Dallas, selected artists will be commissioned for “creative interventions” such as decorative paint, removable graphics, or wrapping projects (i.e., yarn bombing or vinyl wraps) to enhance the exterior of parking meters. These creative interventions are to be temporary projects, with an expected duration of 6-12 months. After this term, the meter may be removed or repainted by another artist at the discretion of the City of Dallas.
The Office of Cultural Affairs will select three artists (or team of artists) for this project. Each artist will be responsible for a set of meter (10 meters) in the specified location. An honorarium of $50 per meter will be available for the selected Artist/Artists Team.
The locations identified for the project include: Elm Street, across from the Majestic Theater; Jefferson Blvd., near the Oak Cliff Cultural Center; and a location TBD in Deep Ellum.
Submission Deadline – Friday, June 27, 2014 by 5 p.m.
Notification of Acceptance – Thursday, July 3, 2014
Design Deadline – Thursday, July 17, 2014 by 5 p.m.
Painting Starts – Tuesday, July 29, 2014
Painting Finished – Tuesday, August 26, 2014
How to Submit Entries:
Please submit the following for consideration, to Jessica Trevizo.
2600 Live Oak St. Dallas, TX 75204 or email@example.com
Entries may be submitted via mail, in person, or via email.
Hand-delivered entries may be turned in during regular hours,
Tuesday-Saturday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Five (5) low resolution images of current artwork (72 dpi)
An artist statement of 100 words or less on what interests you about this project
Completed Artist Entry Form.
Two concept sketches for the back and front of parking meters(See attached templates at the end of this document)
Meter Project Guidelines:
-Meter must be cleaned by artist prior to paint application; however, meter must not be sanded.
-If painting the meter, artist must use an oil-based enhanced exterior paint (such as Rustoleum or similar brand). To protect the art work, a finishing varnish should also be used.
-Once selected for this project, Artists will be asked to provide a sketch for each meter designed (10 meters per artist). We ask that in developing the meter designs, Artists follow these guidelines:
Do not use language or images that could be construed as offensive, lurid or obscene.Do not depict material political or religious in connotation.Do not include any type of merchant advertising or product endorsement.Do not obstruct meter window or operational decal.Do not paint over meter number, or coin slot.
-Meter “creative interventions” may occur at any time as long as it does not interfere with normal meter operation.
The City of Dallas reserves the right to paint over any meter.
For more information or questions please contact Jessica Trevizo at firstname.lastname@example.org or 214-670-7952. To download application please visit http://documents.ellipseinc.com/doccenter/generic/17781/LCC-Meter-CallForArtists.pdf
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