1. The $9,500 commission must cover all services from design through final installation/implementation, including artist fee, labor, insurance, transportation, and coordination with City staff.
2. The City will provide paints in the form of spray paint suitable for the polyethylene (plastic) surface of the tanks. Multiple colors are available.
3. The City will provide a lift for the artist’s use.
4. The tanks measure approximately 12 feet in height by 9 feet in diameter.
5. From this request for qualifications (RFQ), one artist will be selected and paid $9,500. The artist will develop a proposed design, which must meet City approval before installation.
6. The City aims to have the painting completed before winter, dependent on weather.
View of brine tanks and salt shed from St. Peter’s field.
HOW TO SUBMIT YOUR QUALIFICATIONS:
Submit images of past work and biographical information to the CAC Public Art Slide Registry at http://cac.slideroom.com
If you are not in our artist registry
, registration is free and easy – upload digital files of work samples and complete the form for artist information. Once you are in our registry you will be considered for the brine tank project as well as for future public art commissions administered by the City of Cambridge.
If you are already in the registry, you must email Hilary Zelson, at email@example.com, to express your interest in the project, or you will NOT be considered
. We recommend that you update your images and information. If you would like to submit updates, please email Hilary Zelson.
For technical support using Slideroom, please e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org
. For other questions, please contact Hilary Zelson, at email@example.com
ABOUT CAMBRIDGE ARTS
is the River Festival, Open Studios, Gallery 344, Sidewalk Poetry, Summer In The City, Community Supported Art, grants to artists, street performers, more than 280 works of contemporary public art in every neighborhood of the city, and a conservation program to preserve them for the future.
We are the Cambridge Arts Council, a City agency that funds, promotes, and presents high-quality, community based arts programs for the benefit of artists, residents, and visitors in Cambridge. Active since 1974, Cambridge Arts is one of the most dynamic local arts agencies in the country. Cambridge Arts exists to ensure that the arts remain vital for people living, working and visiting Cambridge.
Cambridge Arts embraces a vision that welcomes and supports everyone. Believing that a multiplicity of perspectives is essential to a strong society, we are committed, both in our policies and practices, to building participation in and awareness, understanding, and appreciation of the arts and all cultures. In our ongoing work to address cultural and historical inequities, we strive to be a community anchor that reflects the entire Cambridge community and expands access, opportunities, and inclusion in every form of creative expression. We value diverse voices and people of all ages, backgrounds, ethnicities, abilities, gender identities, sexual orientations, socioeconomic situations, religions, citizenship statuses, and family configurations.
The City of Cambridge does not discriminate on the basis of disability. We will provide auxiliary aids and services, written materials in alternate formats, and reasonable modifications in policies and procedures to persons with disabilities upon request.
For information contact Cambridge Arts: firstname.lastname@example.org
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