Dear Arizona artists,

We invite you to review the following calls for artists.

Thank you for your engagement and contribution.

- Artlink


About us: 

Artlink Inc. was founded by artists in 1989 as a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization and keeps the arts integral to the development of our city. We work to connect artists of all disciplines, arts venues, arts supporting businesses and advocates in an effort to strengthen and promote the community's unique culture.

We support a variety  of community-based art events and initiatives, including the First Friday and Third Friday Art Walks, The Artist Forward Fund, Phoenix Urban Guide, and the annual Art Detour and Art d’Core  Gala. 

Artlink is supported by City of Phoenix Office of Arts and Culture, Downtown Phoenix Inc., Arizona Commission on the Arts, and several corporate and community partners. Visit artlinkphx.org to  sign up for the Artlink newsletter or connect socially on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram

The following call for artists of all practices is presented by True North Studio L.L.C. ("Ownership Team") with support provided by Artlink. The deadline to submit is 11:59 PM., Monday, February 25, 2019.

BACKGROUND AND OVERVIEW

The Ownership Team is interested in working with an artist or artist team for a unique collection of three (3) two-dimensional artworks that will become signature elements of the project.

Project: Cambria Collection Call

Address: 222 E. Portland St., Phoenix, AZ 85004

Request: Three 2-D works to be displayed in the Cambria Hotel and reproduced on the building’s exterior. 

Overview: The hotel is in the historic Evans Churchill Neighborhood of the Roosevelt Row Arts District. With numerous arts venues, hundreds of local businesses who support the arts, and over 100,000 new visitors each year, the Roosevelt Row Arts District is a continuously evolving canvas that has become nationally recognized for arts, culture and small, locally-owned businesses. Guests at the Cambria hotel in downtown Phoenix – Roosevelt Row Arts District will be able to see Margaret T. Hance Park when lounging at the rooftop pool. The building is within walking distance to the light rail, Phoenix Biomedical Campus (TGen, ASU, UA, NAU) and many downtown music venues, restaurants, galleries, museums, and shopping.

The Collection: The selected works will be purchased by the Ownership Team as the first pieces of the hotel’s permanent collection. The works will be displayed within the hotel, and also reproduced on canvas and displayed on the exterior walls of the hotel as a open air “triptych.” They will be unique to Cambria as they will become visually iconic of the project and further represent the vitality and culture of the arts district in which the hotel is located. Artist(s) will provide licensing and reproduction rights, and permit photography of artworks, including use in promotional materials. All reasonable effort will be made to credit the artist in promotions and when communicating with media.


CAPABILITIES

This request for qualifications is to identify one artist or team. Artists, designers, creative individuals and teams are encouraged to apply.

The artist(s) selected from this call will create original works that will be reproduced on large-scale canvas “murals” and installed on the exterior of the hotel. These works will be significant focal points of the entire project.

The measurements of the spaces in which the canvas murals will be installed are as follows:

1. 39'-8" (H) x 22'-0" (W) - North Elevation

2. 45-0" (H) x 23'-3" (W) - West Elevation

3. 45'-0" (H) x 26'-9" (W) - East Elevation (along N. 3rd St.)

4. CLICK HERE TO VIEW SITE PLAN DOCUMENTS.

All three works need to be produced in the same medium and be ready to be digitally scanned to produce a large-scale print on canvas. The selected works must be of vertical orientation so that they reproduce effectively on the canvases and fit the installation spaces listed above. The works will not contain images or messages that include nudity, political, religious, advertising or otherwise controversial themes. 

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SUBMISSION DETAILS

Eligibility:

This opportunity is open to any designer or artist with the ability to produce exemplary art.

Note: Arizona Artists must be registered as an Artlink Articipant. Find the registration form on artlinkphx.org

Finalists: 

Up to three artists/teams from the applicant pool resulting from this RFQ will be selected to produce or propose a concept.

Honoraria:

Each finalist will be paid $300.00 for their proposals. 

Criteria:

A selection of finalists will be based upon the quality, originality, and craftsmanship of their past works and potential to make a significant artistic contribution to this project.

Recommendation of the Winning design(s) will be based upon:

  • The strength and feasibility of the proposed works.
  • The cohesiveness of the three works.
  • The design’s potential to engage tenants and visitors in a meaningful way.

Project Rates: 

There is no additional out-of-pocket expenses expected from the finalist beyond materials to create the three works. The artist(s) is responsible for the cost of materials and delivery. The canvases will provided by the Ownership Team. The cost of reproduction, canvas materials and installation will be the responsibility of the Ownership Team.

The Ownership Team has committed a total of $20,000 to be made to the artist(s) for completion of the project in addition to the $300 finalist honorarium.


Timeline:*

Submissions Due: 11:59 PM., Monday, February 25, 2019

Finalists Notified: March 8, 2019

Finalists Concept/Design Presentation Due: March 29, 2019

Selection Announced: April 1, 2019 (at Artlink’s Juried Exhibition event)

April 2 – May 15, 2019: Artist works with Design Team to finalize design

May 16 – July 15, 2019: Fabrication

July 16 – September 15, 2019: Installation

October 17 – Hotel Opens

*Timeline subject to change.


Submission Requirements:

Please make sure you follow ALL guidelines and complete the entire submission form, including the following:

  • A current resume. 
  • One-page letter of interest.
  • Portfolio of ten digital images documenting previously completed creative work of any kind that demonstrates originality and skill in creating and executing “storytelling murals.” Images must reflect work produced within the past five years.
  • Descriptions of the works of art submitted in your portfolio, including title, date, size and brief description of the art work.
  • Email and phone contacts for three professional references. These references will be called only if you are a finalist.


Every submission is appreciated and will be seriously considered.

Artists will be notified by email.

Email with any submissions questions to submissions@artlinkphx.org. 


NOTE: Submissions are received through this Submittable platform. Please create an account or sign in below. 

The following call for artists of all practices is presented by True North Studio L.L.C. ("Ownership Team") with support provided by Artlink. The deadline to submit is 11:59 PM., Monday, February 25, 2019.


BACKGROUND AND OVERVIEW
  

The Ownership Team is interested in working with an artist or artist team for a shade structure over the front entrance of the hotel. 

Project: Cambria Entrance Structure

Address: 222 E. Portland St., Phoenix AZ, 85004

Request: Distinct shade structure positioned at the front entrance of the hotel

Overview: The hotel is in the historic Evans Churchill Neighborhood of the Roosevelt Row Arts District. With numerous arts venues, hundreds of local businesses who support the arts, and over 100,000 new visitors each year, the Roosevelt Row Arts District is a continuously evolving canvas that has become nationally recognized for arts, culture and small, locally-owned businesses. Guests at the Cambria hotel in downtown Phoenix – Roosevelt Row Arts District will be able to see Margaret T. Hance Park when lounging at the rooftop pool. The building is within walking distance to the light rail, Phoenix Biomedical Campus (TGen, ASU, UA, NAU) and many downtown music venues, restaurants, galleries, museums, and shopping.

The Structure: First impressions count. Positioned at the south-facing front entrance, this selected structure will be purchased by the ownership team for both function and style. The striking feature will welcome visitors whether they be resident staycationers or international travelers. The structure will be unique to Cambria as it will visually become iconic of the project as a whole. Artist(s) will permit photography of artworks, including use in promotional materials. All reasonable effort will be made to credit the artist in promotions and when communicating with media.
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CAPABILITIES

This request for qualifications is to identify one artist or team. Artists, designers, creative individuals and teams are encouraged to apply.

The artist(s) selected from this call will create an original work installed on the exterior of the hotel’s main entrance. This will be a significant focal point of the entire project. Materials are at the discretion of the artist(s) however metal and wood are preferred.

The dimensions are:

  • 30-45 feet in length (end to end) in the E-W direction along E. Portland St.
  • 30-35 feet in depth (front to back) in the N-W direction towards the front entry.
  • 14-16 feet tall (above the ground).
  • CLICK HERE TO VIEW SITE PLAN DOCUMENTS.

The selected artist/team will work with the hotel’s design team.
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SUBMISSION DETAILS

Eligibility:

This opportunity is open to designers, fabricators and artists living and working within Arizona with the ability to produce an iconic structure. 

Artists must be registered as an Artlink Articipant. Find the registration form on artlinkphx.org

Finalists: 

Up to three artists/teams from the applicant pool resulting from this RFQ will be selected to produce or propose a concept.

Honoraria:

Each finalist will be paid $500.00 for their proposals. 

Criteria:

A selection of finalists will be based upon the quality, originality, and craftsmanship of their past works and potential to make a significant artistic contribution to this project.

Recommendation of the Winning design(s) will be based upon:

  • The strength and feasibility of the proposed design.
  • The design’s potential to engage the public in a meaningful way.
  • The artist or artist team's ability to design, produce shop drawings, and fabricate the proposed structure. 
  • The artist or artist team's ability to meet in-person regularly with the project design team. 

Project Rates: 

There are no additional out-of-pocket expenses expected from the selected artist beyond materials to create the structure.

The Ownership Team has committed a total of $100,000 to be made to the artist(s) for completion of the project in addition to the $300 finalist honorarium. This payment includes the artist(s) time, materials, fabrication, installation, transportation, project coordination, and any design changes that may be required. Costs relating to lighting of the structure, and the work of the architect and structural engineering teams, will be the responsibility of the Ownership Team.
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Timeline:*

Submissions Due: 11:59 PM., Monday, February 25, 2019

Finalists Notified: March 8, 2019

Finalists Concept/Design Presentation Due: March 29, 2019

Selection Announced: April 1, 2019 (at Artlink’s Juried Exhibition event)

April 2 – May 15, 2019: Artist works with Design Team to finalize design

May 16 – July 15, 2019: Fabrication

July 16 – September 15, 2019: Installation

October 17 – Hotel Opens

*Timeline subject to change.
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Submission Requirements:

Please make sure you follow ALL guidelines and complete the entire submission form, including the following:

  • A current resume. 
  • One-page letter of interest.
  • Portfolio of ten digital images documenting previously completed similar work that demonstrates experience, originality and skill in creating and executing works of this kind. Images must reflect work produced within the past five years.
  • Descriptions of the works of art submitted in your portfolio, including title, date, size and brief description of the art work.
  • Email and phone contacts for three professional references. These references will be called only if you are a finalist.


Every submission is appreciated and will be seriously considered.

Artists will be notified by email.

Email with any submissions questions to submissions@artlinkphx.org. 


NOTE: Submissions are received through this Submittable platform. Please create an account or sign in below. 

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