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Everly Plaza Artist Commission

Park Place Village

Everly Plaza

1801 8th Ave

Fort Worth TX, 76110

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*** DEADLINE EXTENDED TO JANUARY 14, 2021 ***
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Artists are asked to submit qualifications via a simple application at portal.nearsouthsidefw.org
Artists ARE NOT being asked for project proposals, but instead simply asked to express interest by sharing their previous work and qualifications.
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Art South, in partnership with Saigebrook Development | O-SDA Industries, is seeking an artist to create a signature artwork for the new Everly Plaza community art space by repurposing an iconic piece of the site’s history - the former landmark sign of Massey’s Restaurant.
 
The project budget is $2,500.
 
The artist is requested to transform the front corrugated plastic panel with raised lettering - reading “Massey’s Restaurant” with subtext “Chicken Fried Steaks” - and surrounding green metal framing into an artwork that will become iconic for the space. The finished piece will hang inside the gallery’s community room on the south wall where artist talks, demonstrations and other events will occur. The wall is adequately sized to accommodate the current dimensions of the sign and will have power outlets centered in the wall for easy use behind the sign. Artists are strongly encouraged to include LED-based rear illumination so that the sign can be seen through the gallery windows at night as well as during the daytime.
Artists who are interested in the project are asked to apply but submitting their qualifications. It is important to note, we are not asking for proposals. Artists who are selected as finalist will be issued a stipend to develop a project concept. Near Southside strongly believes that artists should be paid for their work.
 
 
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PROJECT BUDGET
The selected artist will receive a total budget of $2,500, to be used on any necessary supplies for the commission and the artist fee. There are no additional funds for this project so artists must allocate responsibly and reserve a contingency budget of no less than 10% within their total project budget to ensure a successful project. Upon completion and installation, any unspent money from the project budget can be kept by the artist. Once selected, the artist will receive 50% of the artist fee upon within 48 hours of signing contract to signify the start of the project. The remaining 50% will be issued to the artist upon final installation of the art work.
 
TO APPLY
Submit the online application at https://portal.nearsouthsidefw.org
 
First, you'll be asked to create a username and account for this website. Then you'll be able to click the "Every Plaza Art Commission" button to get started.
 
In your application, you will be asked for the following information:
1. Artist Statement providing information about your personal practice and approach - submitted in a text field
2. Brief Project Approach (no more than 500 words) - submitted in a text field. Note, we are not asking for a project concept, as we do not want artists to do unpaid work. We are simply asking for any perspective you'd like to share about how you see your artistic approach meeting the needs of this project.
3. Artists’ Contact Information
4. CV/Resume - .doc or .pdf is preferred (Optional attachment, not required)
5. Two professional references
6. Images of 10 previous work samples (File name: Lastname_worktitle.jpg) - .jpeg files are preferred.
 
SELECTION SCHEDULE
December 16, 2020 APPLICATION OPENS
January 14, 2021 APPLICATION DEADLINE
January 18, 2021 COMMITTEE REVIEW DATE
January 19, 2021 FINALIST NOTIFICATION
January 21-22, 2021 FINALIST INTERVIEWS
January 25, 2021 TOP FINALIST NOTIFICATION & CONCEPT COMMISSION
February 3, 2021 TOP FINALIST CONCEPT RENDERING PRESENTATIONS
February 4, 2021 ARTIST COMMISSION ANNOUNCEMENT
 
COMMISSION SCHEDULE
February 6, 2021 ARTIST MEETS WITH PROJECT ADMIN TO FINALIZE CONCEPT PLAN
February 12, 2021 FINAL CONCEPT SUBMITTED AND ARTIST CONTRACT SIGNED
February 15, 2021 ARTIST RECEIVED 50% FEE DEPOSIT AND COMMISSION BEGINS
February 15 - March 12, 2021 COMMISSION PRODUCTION - Artist produces work and can gain access to the gallery space as needed by remaining in contact with Saigebrook project manager and Near Southside Admin team. Please know the artist will need to remain flexible due to the gallery also being in construction during this time. We will work together as a team to ensure both the construction and artwork commission production schedules are serviced by a careful partnership and coordination of needs.
Estimated March 15, 2021 COMPLETED ARTWORK IS ACCEPTED BY ART SOUTH OR MOUNTING IN THE GALLERY. Artist is invited to advise the mounting of the completed artwork. Mounting will be completed by Everly Plaza construction contractor.
Estimated March 17, 2021 FINAL PAYMENT ISSUED TO ARTIST
TBD ARTIST IS INVITED TO ATTEND GALLERY GRAND OPENING
 
QUESTIONS?
Megan Henderson
Near Southside, Inc.
Near Southside Arts
Direcor of Events & Communications
Email Megan Henderson