Public Art Opportunity: Newark Life Sciences Center II
Category: Open Calls Deadline: 07/02/2021 Website: https://artist.callforentry.org/festivals_unique_info.php?ID=9020
Rutgers University - Newark and the New Jersey State Council on the Arts are pleased to present the Life Sciences Center II commission. This exciting opportunity is accepting proposals from adult visual artists who are permanent residents of the State of New Jersey, or who live within 100 miles of the State border; and have experience with contracted projects of a similar budget and scope. Preference will be given to artists with a strong connection to Newark.This project is open to artists/artist teams who are at least 18 years of age, and legally able to enter a contract with Rutgers University. Qualified artists are encouraged to submit their work samples, resume, letter of interest and references for a public art project in the West entry exterior plaza egress stair cast-in-place concrete wall of the Life Sciences Center II addition. The selected artist will be provided a budget of $13,500 for the project to include all costs. Artist/Teams must be able to work effectively and collaboratively with the Rutgers University planning and property management team to further develop their initial proposal. The contracted artists are expected to meet University and State requirements and communicate effectively through to the final installation.
The Art Selection committee envisions a mural or other surface enhancement that draws upon thematic material related to the respective Sciences housed in the facility. The materials used must be durable, low maintenance, resistant to vandalism and coordinate well with the material palette of the building and the exterior plaza.
All applications must be submitted through www.callforentry.org (CAFE), a free website for artists to use. Artists must first register and set up an account in CAFE, if they do not already have one, and upload images of their previously completed work to their CAFE account in order to submit to this call. Submissions will not be accepted or reviewed through any other means.
Artists interested in participating in the project shall submit letters summarizing their interest and experience in the creation of public artworks. The letter shall include a list of at least 3 references (name, contact information – phone number and e-mail address) for similar projects. In addition to the letter the artists should include other pertinent information including their resume, photographs/images (minimum: 4, maximum: 6) of examples of installations of public art, website links, etc.
Contact: Danielle Bursk