The City of Sugar Land is seeking artists to construct paint-ready, wooden, information boxes similar to a Little Library to be installed adjacent to inspirational messaging embedded in the sidewalk. Boxes will contain information for free mental health resources. Artists will then be commissioned separately to decorate the wooden boxes.
About the Project
A City of Sugar Land selection panel will review proposals and select artists or artist teams to construct a minimum of five wooden boxes to be displayed across the city. The selection panel will determine the specific location of each piece at a later date.
A minimum of five locations in the city of Sugar Land.
Boxes will be removed after one to three years depending on condition, however, they may be removed at any time at the discretion of the City of Sugar Land.
Each artist or artist team will receive a $500 honorarium for construction of one box and delivery to Sugar Land.
Artists should submit via www.publicartist.org the following items:
Incomplete or ineligible applications will not be considered. Please do not submit hard copies.
Submission Guidelines and Design Considerations:
When creating your design, please carefully consider the specifications provided below. Selected artists should be prepared to coordinate with the City of Sugar Land to finalize or revise their design.
Examples of Little Libraries
Criteria used to select artwork include, but are not limited to appropriateness of work to the community, aesthetic quality, site suitability, quality of previous work and commitment to carrying out the project.
Completed artwork will become a part of the City of Sugar Land’s Public Art collection and will be owned by the City. Selected artists will sign a licensing agreement and participation waiver with the City of Sugar Land.
Deadline for Submittal: Monday, June 21, 2021 at 10:00am CST
Total Art Budget: $500 per artist or artist team for each box
Location: Various sites
Eligibility: Local and Regional (within 70 miles of Sugar Land, Texas)
Submission: Electronic submissions only via www.publicartist.org
|Friday, May 28, 2021||RFP Call Opens|
|Monday, June 21, 2021 at 10:00 a.m. CST||RFP Deadline|
|Tuesday, June 29, 2021||Artists Notified|
Project Contact Information
Please direct questions or requests for assistance to:
City of Sugar Land, Cultural Arts Division
For questions/information only - Do not submit art or other RFP materials to this email address.
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