REQUEST FOR QUALIFICATIONS
MURAL ARTS PROGRAM
ARTIST-DESIGNED GATEWAY ELEMENT
FOR WEST PHILADELPHIA
DUE DATE: JANUARY 23, 2008
Revised December 23, 2008
This Request for Qualifications seeks an artist or artist-led team to create a series of art to mark the principal entry points into West Philadelphia. These site-specific works are being commissioned as part of a broader community development strategy. The public art component is being managed by the Philadelphia Mural Arts Program.
The selected artist or team will be asked to prepare conceptual designs for a prototype gateway or system of gateways, create one gateway artwork, and conceptualize a youth component that can be executed by MAP’s Mural Corps. The overall budget for conceptual design, the initial project and the artist’s involvement in the youth component is $42,500.
All submission requirements for this Request for Qualifications must be received (not postmarked) by 4:00 pm on Friday, January 23, 2008 at the mailing/delivery address given below. Please note that submission will not be accepted via email or fax.
Submissions will be due January 23, 4 p.m. This is a receipt, not a postmark, deadline.
Short-listed artists will be notified by January 27.
Short-listed artists will be invited to meet with the SCI West Philadelphia Steering on January 30.
Concepts will be due on at 4 p.m., February 20.
Short-listed artists will be invited to make presentations to the community on February 24.
Final selection will be made by February 27.
The gateway project must be substantially complete by June 30, 2009.
The Mural Corps component must be completed between June 29 and August 7.
West Philadelphia Gateways Project
Philadelphia Mural Arts Program
The Lincoln Financial Mural Arts Center
1729 Mt. Vernon Street
Philadelphia, PA 19130