AIDS Services Foundation Orange County (“ASF”) invites sculptural artists to submit an application and proposal for creation of a three-dimensional public art sculpture (“the sculpture”). The sculpture is planned to be displayed in four to six areas throughout Orange County, CA, for four to six weeks at a time. Some or all of the proposed display areas may be openly exposed to the elements.
The commission grant is $5,000 (“the grant”). The grant must cover all materials and artist time used in creation of the sculpture and will be awarded upon delivery.
Prior public art experience is not a requirement. The initial display period will begin on World AIDS Day, Monday, December 1, 2014. The final sculpture must be completed and installed by that date.
ASF has embarked upon a three-year communications plan consisting primarily of public art. The works created throughout this project will convey “HIV is not yet cured” (“the message”) and bring attention to the on-going struggle against HIV/AIDS in Orange County as well as ASF’s position as a leader in HIV/AIDS awareness, prevention, and care in the community.
ASF currently cares for 1,600 men, women, and children infected or affected by HIV/AIDS in Orange County, CA. On average, five persons per week are infected with HIV in our community. Nearly 40% of new infections occur in people aged thirty-nine years and younger. A more complete picture of HIV/AIDS in Orange County can be found here.
This call is open to emerging and established visual artists, college-aged or older, who are legally authorized to work in the United States (per U.S. Department of Labor). Advanced, high school-aged artists may also apply.
Selection Criteria and Process
Evaluation and selection will be based on the following criteria:
A Selection Committee comprised of leaders in the Orange County arts community, visual arts educators, visual artists, HIV specialists, and marketing and public relations professionals will review submissions and, using the evaluation criteria above, select an artist to create the sculpture. Candidates may be required to present to the Selection Committee in person should pool of applicants deem it necessary.
All application materials must be submitted via email to ArtistSubmittals@ocasf.org.
What to submit:
Applications must be completed and fully submitted by 5:00pm on Monday, October 20, 2014. Applications that are mailed, faxed, or hand-delivered may not be considered. Applicant questions relative to this RFP may be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org. Questions will be answered as quickly as possible.
Artist Notification, Responsibility, Delivery and Ownership of Sculpture
Other Important Information
ASF is not responsible for the loss or damage of any submitted materials. Application materials will not be returned to the applicant. All information contained herein does not constitute either an expressed or implied contract and these provisions are subject to change. ASF reserves the right to award no public art commissions.