BACKGROUND (CAPITAL IMPROVEMENT PROJECT OVERVIEW)
In 2014, the San Francisco Recreation and Park Department (SFRPD) acquired 900 Innes at India Basin in San Francisco’s Bay View Hunters Point (BVHP) neighborhood. With scenic views, waterfront access, and natural resources, the site is the Department’s only San Francisco Bay-front property. SFRPD, in partnership with the BVHP community, the Trust for Public Land, the San Francisco Parks Alliance, and A. Philip Randolph Institute, will transform a post-industrial brownfield into the 21st-century legacy park in a historic waterfront context, with an emphasis on habitat and wetland restoration and enhancement, public access, resiliency to sea level rise, social equity, and waterfront recreation.
The proposed plan combines the existing India Basin Shoreline Park area and 900 Innes property into one 10-acre waterfront park development that closes a critical gap in the San Francisco Bay Trail. 900 Innes will serve as the first phase of the project, while the development for the rest of the India Basin Shoreline Park will follow in the second phase.
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The project goals are to create an artwork with high visibility that will help create a destination point and draw users to the waterfront. The best opportunity to achieve these goals within the site design and budget is artist-designed paving for Pier 2. The Artist's scope will be to produce a 2-Dimensional design that will be integrated into the construction documents for the pier. The design will be implemented by the general contractor in lithocrete, lithomosaic, or other concrete finish for the pier. The current estimate could allow for the artist's design to cover almost 4/5 of the 6900 sq. ft. surface area of the pier. The artist’s design will be accessioned into the Civic Art Collection, but not the finished product on the pier.
- Serve as a welcome beacon for India Basin, and be an icon and asset for the community and expression of neighborhood identity.
- Be a place-maker and support the new India Basin Park as a destination.
- Be of a large, landmark scale with high visibility.
- Draw residents and visitors from the Innes Edge to the waterfront park and shoreline.
- Provide a community benefit, which includes providing opportunities for artists with a meaningful connection to the Bayview.
- Artwork Contract: $22,000 (for Design and Consultation on Fabrication/Installation)
- Fabrication/Installation (by others): $253,000
- Conservation: $44,000
ARTIST RECRUITMENT AND ELIGIBILITY
Arts Commission staff will recruit artists for this opportunity through the Arts Commission’s Bayview Artist Registry and the Pre-Qualified Pool. Professional Practicing Artists residing in the United States are eligible to apply.
* If you are an artist currently in the Bayview Artist Registry, and you would like to update your application materials, please contact Craig Corpora at firstname.lastname@example.org
ARTIST SELECTION PROCESS
After the application deadline the Arts Commission staff will screen applications to establish the pool of artists meeting the minimum eligibility requirements, which are professional practicing artists who reside in the United States.
The eligible applications will be presented to an artist qualification panel consisting of 2 arts professionals and 1 SFAC staff, who will review and score the applications to add to the Bayview Artist Registry Pre-Qualified Pool. SFAC staff will shortlist artists from this Pool, as well as other Pre-Qualified Pools, for consideration by the Artist Review Panel.
The shortlist of qualified artists will be presented to the 900 Innes Artist Review Panel consisting of a representative of the client agency, a representative of the design team, 3 arts professionals, an Arts Commissioner, and 1 community representative. The panel will identify 3 finalists who will be invited to develop conceptual site specific proposals after attending an orientation session with the project team and key stakeholders. These finalists will be paid an honorarium of $2,000, plus travel reimbursement, for development of a proposal.
The 900 Innes Artist Review Panel will reconvene to consider the finalists’ proposals in an interview format and will select one artist for the project for recommendation to the Art Commission.
- SFAC staff made an initial presentation of the public art opportunity to the Equitable Development Plan (EDP) Leadership Committee community meeting on February 18, 2020 at the A. Philip Randolph Institute. SFAC staff plan to give a follow up presentation of the developments to the public art opportunity to the EDP Leadership Committee on May 19, 2020.
- A community representative will serve on the 900 Innes Artist Review Panel and will participate in the Artist Orientation.
- The finalists’ proposals will be on display for public comment near the project site and on the SFAC website for two weeks prior to the final artist review panel meeting.
- All review panels, Visual Arts Committee (VAC) and Commission meetings are open to the public.
TIMELINE (Subject to change)
|Project Outline Approval (VAC)||May 20, 2020|
|Bayview Artist Registry Deadline||June 29, 2020|
|Qualification Panel||Week of June 29, 2020|
|Artist Review Panel One||Week of July 6, 2020|
|Artist Finalists Orientation||Week of July 20, 2020|
|Finalists Proposals Due||September 14, 2020|
|Artist Review Panel Two||Week of October 5, 2020|
|Visual Arts Committee Approval||October 21, 2020|
|Full Commission Approval||November 2, 2020|
|Artist Under Contract||December 2020|