Call for Artists: Daggett Park Public Art Project
DAGGETT PARK PUBLIC ART PROJECT REQUEST FOR QUALIFICATIONS (RFQ)
RFQ Issued: January 6, 2012
APPLICATION DEADLINE: Friday, February 3, 2012 (11:59 PM Pacific Daylight Time)
Applications are available through SlideRoom (sfgov.slideroom.com), an on-line application system for calls for entry. There is no charge to artists for using SlideRoom. If you are a first time user of SlideRoom, please allow adequate time to learn the use of this system. Applications will not be accepted after the deadline.
Eligibility is open to professional, practicing artists residing in the Western Regions of the United States. These states include, and are limited to: Alaska, Arizona, California, Colorado, Hawaii, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, New Mexico, Oregon, Utah, Washington, or Wyoming. Entries not meeting eligibility guidelines shall be withdrawn from consideration. Artists residing outside these 13 states should NOT apply for this project.
Part of the 2009 Showplace Square Open Space Plan implemented by the San Francisco Planning Department, Daggett Park is a planned open space located in a triangular parcel bounded by 7th Street, 16th Street, and Hubbell Street in the Showplace Square neighborhood. The park will be adjacent to privately owned parcels to be developed with retail and residential uses and will include a children’s playground, a large open lawn and a plaza and seating area.
Both the community and client project team have expressed the desire to incorporate a “gateway” element at the corner of the park closest to 16th Street that “announces” and “celebrates” both the development and Showplace Square to pedestrians and traffic entering the neighborhood along 16th Street.
The total budget for artwork is $192,780, inclusive of all artist’s fees and associated expenses for design, fabrication, insurance, transportation and installation.
PROJECT SCHEDULE (subject to change)
RFQ Deadline: February 3, 2012
Selection Panel Meeting #1 (Select Finalists): February 2012
Visual Arts Committee Approval of Finalists: March 2012
Display of Proposals at a location near project site: April 2012
Selection Panel Meeting #2 (Review and Select Wining Proposal): April/May 2012
Visual Arts Committee Approval of Project Artist: May 20
Artist under contract: July 2012
Artwork Fabrication begins: January 2013
Artwork Installation: September 2013
ARTIST SELECTION CONSIDERATIONS
- Artistic excellence, innovation and originality as evidenced by representations of past work and other supporting material.
- The artist’s work is judged to be appropriate to the goals of the project.
- The artist’s professional experience is adequate to meet the demands of the project.
- The artist is available to participate in the design, approval and implementation of the project as required.
- Assessed ability to meet project deadlines and to perform work in a timely and professional manner.
- Results of reference checks.
All application materials must be submitted online via SlideRoom. Application materials include:
- Letter of interest
- 10 images of previous work
- Annotated image descriptions
There is no application fee to apply or to use the SlideRoom online application system. To view the application, go to https://sfgov.slideroom.com/ (no “www”) and sign up for an account. Applicants can receive support by emailing: email@example.com or by accessing a help desk here: http://slideroom.zendesk.com.
PLEASE NOTE – FOR ARTIST TEAM APPLICATIONS
Artist teams must submit one application and are limited to 10 images total.
ARTIST SELECTION PROCESS
After the deadline Arts Commission staff will prescreen the applicants to establish a list of qualified candidates with experience creating work in media appropriate for the project site.
Arts Commission staff will present the qualifications and past work of the prescreened pool of candidates to a selection panel consisting of three arts professionals, one community member, one representative of the Arts Commission, and one representative of the client agency, per the Public Art Program Policies and Guidelines. The panel will identify three finalists (and one alternate) to develop site-specific conceptual proposals. Each finalist will sign an MOU with the Arts Commission to develop a conceptual design for an honorarium payment of $1,500.
The proposals will be displayed in the Showplace Square neighborhood for written public comment. Following public display, the selection panel will reconvene to consider the finalists’ concepts in an interview format along with any community input and will select one artist and an alternate for recommendation to the Arts Commission. Finalists will be reimbursed for travel expenses up to $1,000.
All panel meetings will be open to the public with opportunity for public comment. All panel meetings are posted on the Arts Commission website at least 72 hours in advance of the meeting. To check the meeting schedule for public art projects, please go to our website at http://www.sfartscommission.org/pubartcollection/category/public-meetings/.
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION
Please contact Marcus Davies, Project Manager, at (415) 252-4656; firstname.lastname@example.org
STAY IN TOUCH
Artists interested in other public art commissions are encouraged to visit the San Francisco Arts Commission’s Public Art Program website www.sfartscommission.org/pubart. Information is updated whenever new opportunities arise.
Rights Reserved by the Arts Commission
The City reserves the right to not accept any applications, to not accept any artist recommended by any of the selection panels, to initiate an alternate Selection Process, or to reissue the RFQ for additional pre-qualified artist candidates.
Proposal Board and Maquette Policy
In the event that you are asked to develop a proposal, the following policy shall apply. The Arts Commission shall:
- At its sole discretion, have the unconditional right to own proposal maquettes or drawings selected for implementation as part of commission awards or may alternatively choose to retain all such maquettes until the project is complete.
- Retain first right of refusal to purchase proposal maquettes and drawings submitted by the artists not selected for implementation.
- Be given credit upon display and/or reproduction of any maquette or proposal commissioned, whether selected for implementation or not.
- Require that all proposals and/or maquettes submitted are original and unique.
Non-Discrimination and Equal Benefits Ordinance
The City and County of San Francisco, in its effort to provide equality of opportunity and equality of benefits, requires that individuals and businesses doing business with the City comply with Sections 12B and 12D of the Administrative Code. This requires that if you are an employer, and if you provide health or other benefits to the spouses of your employees, you must provide equal benefits to the registered domestic partners of your employees. This section also requires demonstration of good faith efforts to hire local disadvantaged business enterprises. More information on these policies may be found at: http://www.sf-hrc.org/index.aspx?page=86
Americans with Disabilities Act
The selected artist(s) will be required to comply with Americans for Disabilities Act (ADA) requirements in addition to related federal, state and locals codes and will be encouraged to develop artwork(s) sensitive to programmatic as well as physical accessibility issues in cooperation with the Arts Commission and disabled communities.
Minimum Compensation Ordinance (MCO)
(This requirement only pertains to artists who have over 20 employees, or artists who may have their artwork fabricated by a company with over 20 employees.) The selected artist(s) will be required to agree to comply fully with and be bound by the provisions of the Minimum Compensation Ordinance (MCO), as set forth in S.F. Administrative Code Chapter 12P. Generally, this Ordinance requires contractors to provide employees covered by the Ordinance who do work funded under the contract with hourly gross compensation and paid and unpaid time off that meet certain minimum requirements. Currently, the hourly gross compensation is $9.00 an hour. For the contractual requirements of the MCO, see paragraph 42 of the Ordinance. Note that the gross hourly compensation for covered employees increases to $10.00 for For-Profit entities on January 1, 2002 and increases 2.5% annually thereafter for 3 years. For Nonprofit entities and public entities, this increase is required only if the City makes the finding required by Section 12P.3(a)(ii) of the San Francisco Administrative Code. Additional information regarding the MCO is available on the web at: www.sfgsa.org/index.aspx?page=403
Health Care Accountability Ordinance (HCAO)
(This requirement only pertains to artists who have over 20 employees, or artists who may have their artwork fabricated by a company with over 20 employees.) The selected artist will be required to agree to comply fully with and be bound by the provisions of the Health Care Accountability Ordinance (HCAO), as set forth in S.F. Administrative Code Chapter 12Q. Artists should consult the San Francisco Administrative Code to determine their compliance obligations under this chapter. Additional information regarding the HCAO is available on the web at www.sfgsa.org/index.aspx?page=407
Required Forms and Contracts
In addition to the proposal MOU, as part of the City’s contracting process, the artist selected and approved by the Arts Commission shall be asked to enter into contract with the City and County of San Francisco for the entire duration of the project. Artist applicants should review the Arts Commission standard template contract which can be found on the Arts Commission website: http://www.sfartscommission.org/pubartcollection/documents/pa03-sample-artist-contract/. While some items specific to individual projects such as scope of work, payment schedule and schedule of deliverables may be negotiated, the terms of the contract will not be changed. Depending upon the specific scope of the project, prior to the issuance and throughout the duration of the contract, the artist will also be required to maintain a San Francisco business tax license, go through the Vendor set-up process, fill out specific documents from the Human Rights Commission and will be required to carry various types of insurance, including Automobile Liability, General Liability, Fine Arts, and other insurance as required by the City.
All information contained herein does not constitute either an expressed or implied contract, and these provisions are subject to change.