Art Walk

The North Village Art Walk

The North Village Art Walk, a program of The North Village Arts District (501c3 organization) invites artists, to apply for public art murals and sculpture projects in the North Village Arts District, Columbia Missouri. We seek an artist or artist team to create site-specific, murals and sculptures.

The projects are being implemented with funding from (but not limited to) a gift from the Veterans United Foundation. At this point, artists should submit qualifications only, not a design proposal. After finalists are selected, they will be invited to create design proposals.

We are not asking for specific designs at this time, but rather creating a database for artists interested in participating. The project is ongoing and will be implemented over several years. Please submit even if this project isn’t the best one for you! Your submitted information will be on file for future projects as well as this first installation.

ABOUT THE AREA

Preparation is underway for the installation of Special art projects, Sculpture, and Murals, throughout the arts district. There are many locations of different proportions in the area to install murals and sculptures.

Sculpture Project

We would like to kick off the Sculpture project with an installation approximately 10’ tall and no more than 5’ wide. This can include an ample base. The location is the Walnut Street Patio shared by The Atrium, Serendipity Salon & Gallery, and Artworks studio. Electricity for lighting is already in place. A generous donation for an easement has been given to the North Village Art Walk for this installation. BUDGET: Once the artist(s) is selected to move forward with the project, the budget for the sculpture project is 12,000 to $15,000.

Mural Project

Tentative locations. Please send information so we will have you in our database. See application information below. BUDGET: The budget for mural projects is based on each project. Payment will include all artist fees, insurance, materials, fabrication, installation, etc.

ARTIST ELIGIBILITY
The project is open to all artists and artist teams, 18 years and older.
All applicants, regardless of race, sex, religion, nationality, origin, or disability, will be considered.

ARTIST SELECTION PROCESS
The North Village Art Walk Committee – made up of artists, arts professionals, and community representatives – will review applications and choose finalists. Applications will be evaluated on the basis of artistic and technical merit and strength.

Artist Application Information

To be considered, submit the following to lbartlett@hotmail.com
Hard copy applications will not be accepted:

• Current résumé

• Contact information for two professional references

• A minimum of three and a maximum of ten images of completed works or projects

• An annotated image list that corresponds to visual submissions. It should give the image number, title of the work, medium, dimensions, year of completion, project location, budget, commissioning agency, and a brief description. (<100 words).

• A typed statement of interest, no more than 500 words, that outlines how you might approach this project if selected, what materials you might use, how this project could relate to your current work, etc. Do not include sketches or a developed description of a possible installation, just the basic statement of interest.

APPLICATION DEADLINE

Applications must be submitted via email by 11:00 am Monday, January 17, 2022.
Late and incomplete submissions will not be considered for this project but will be filed for future projects.

INQUIRIES
Email: info@northvillageartsdistrict.org
subject: North Village Art Walk

Terms and conditions
This request for qualification (RFQ) does not commit the North Village Art Walk to enter into an agreement with any applicant and is not an offer for a contract. All programs are contingent upon the availability of funds. At its sole discretion, the North Village Art Walk may reject any or all applications, may modify or terminate the application or selection processes and without prior notice. Applicant agrees that all materials submitted become the property of the North Village Art Walk and shall not be returned. Notwithstanding the foregoing, the applicant shall retain all copyright in the submitted materials. The applicant certifies that the information contained in the application is true and correct to the best of the applicant’s knowledge. The North Village Art Walk is not responsible for damage or loss of materials submitted. Failure to comply with all the requirements of this RFQ will constitute an invalid application.

Reservation of rights
The North Village Art Walk reserves the right at any time to supplement, amend, or otherwise modify this solicitation and to request additional information from any participating artists for any reason and without prior notice. In addition, the north village art walk reserves the right to accept or reject at any time prior to the commissioning of a work, any or all proposals; to waive any defect or technicality, and to advertise for new requests for qualifications.

Title VI solicitation notice  

The North Village Art Walk, in accordance with the provisions of Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 (78 STAT. 252, 42 USC § 2000D TO 2000D-4) and the Regulations, hereby notifies all bidders or offertory that it will affirmatively insure that any contract entered into pursuant to this advertisement disadvantaged business enterprises will be afforded full and fair opportunity to submit bids in response to this invitation and will not be discriminated against on the grounds of race, color, or national origin in consideration for an award.