The Belmont Community Association seeks to commission a local artist to create and install art along the eastern side of Seigle Avenue, starting immediately north of the railroad underpass between Otts and Van Every Streets (see map on the last page of the RFP). The art may be in the form of a mural, installation, or other concepts that will engage Belmont’s residents and visitors. 

REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS 

RFP Issuer: Belmont Community Association, Charlotte, North Carolina
RFP Issue Date: Monday, September 30, 2019

SUBMISSION DEADLINE

Tuesday, October 22, 2019 by 11:59 pm Eastern Standard Time (EST).
Responses to be submitted by email to rfp@belmontcharlotte.org. Applications will not be accepted after the Tuesday, October 22, 2019 11:59 pm (EST) deadline. Please note that the issuer will be available to answer questions about the RFP via email until 5:00 pm (EST) on Saturday, October 19, 2019. All questions and answers will be posted below on this project page

PROJECT TIMELINE 

September 30, 2019 RFP released.
October 19, 2019 Deadline for artists to ask questions about the RFP process. All questions and answers will be posted on the project page.
October 22, 2019 RFP response submission deadline.
October 29, 2019 Invitations extended to up to 3 finalists to present concepts. The concepts will also be made available online for community review.
November 2, 2019  Finalists to present concepts at a drop-in style community meeting. 
November 8, 2019 Community voting on artist concepts closes.
November 16, 2019 Final selection of artist/concept.
March 15, 2020 Art installation completed.

QUESTIONS FROM APPLICANTS ABOUT RFP PROCESS

What are the dimensions of the wall?
Standing facing the wall, from left to right:
  • There is a 5′ long section that is 8.5′ tall.
  • There is a 65.2′ long section that is 6.5′ tall.
  • There is a 19.75′ long section that is 5′ tall.
  • There is a small triangle shaped section that may or may not be included in your proposal. Its vertical line is 5.75′ tall, its horizontal line (along ground) is 7.5′ long, and it’s diagonal line is 8.5′ long.
What do you require that we submit? Portfolio images, image list, resume, artist statement, letter of interest, etc?
Please refer to pages 3 and 4 of the RFP.
Once the 3 finalists are chosen, are they next asked to design mural images? Or are you asking artists to design murals up front? I ask because typically with calls to artists, artists are first asked to submit a portfolio, letter of intent, etc and then if chosen as a finalist, a small stipend is given for each finalist’s time and labor to create mural sketches.
The RFP does not require the artist(s) submitting an application to prepare a mock up of their concept. Finalists will be selected based on their Artist Statement and overall application. Upon notification of being selected as a finalist, the artist(s) will be asked to meet with the community at the November 2nd drop-in style meeting to share past work samples and discuss their concept for the Seigle Avenue wall. Should the finalists choose, they may provide initial mock-up ideas to share with the community. A stipend will not be provided to finalists. The selected artist(s) will work with the Belmont Community Association to refine and finalize their concept prior to installation.

SEIGLE AVENUE WALL ART PROJECT RFP

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