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ArtsWestchester, in partnership with Ginsburg Development Companies (GDC) and the City of White Plains seeks proposals for a permanent site-responsive work of public sculpture for the City Square Development. It is located at 50 Main Street at the corner of Main and Bank Street and is the Gateway to Downtown White Plains. City Square is a luxury mixed-used complex centrally located at the business and transportation heart of White Plains, NY. The free-standing, site specific exterior sculpture will enhance and enliven the streetscape. It will adjoin the entrance to 50 Main Street, the city’s premier Office Building and adjoining an outdoor dining plaza..  

The jury will consist of representatives of Ginsburg Development, ArtsWestchester and White Plains 

Commissions must be completed by May 2020, in preparation for installation on-site in June, 2020


PROJECT BUDGET: 

 The $120,000 commission will cover all services from final design through installation: including: artist fee, final design documents, fabrication, insurance, artwork transportation to the site and installation of the sculpture at the site. 

 

OPPORTUNITY DETAILS


DESIGN PARAMETERS:

The sculpture may incorporate two of the three existing flagpoles into its design, which the Artist may also consider as a structural support component of their design. The proposal should include a concept for a pedestal, which incorporates seating.. The third flagpole can be removed or used as an element of the sculpture. 

Artists are encouraged to work in durable, light-weight metals or similar materials, and may incorporate LED lighting features and/or kinetic elements. The piece may be installed on an elevated pedestal that encompasses seating. Glass, bronze, ceramics, acrylic/fiberglass or other materials may also be incorporated into the design as secondary elements. All proposed work must be able to withstand an outdoor, four-season environment and must be able to stand independently without attachments points to the building.  Lighting that may change seasonably is a consideration. 

All proposals will be judged based on their artistic merit and on the criteria established by the Selection Committee.

Desired dimensions: minimum height of 25’ from base, not to exceed 40’. (The arcade is 30’).

The suggested footprint area is indicated on the attached site plan. 

Maximum weight/load: Since there is a garage structure below the sculpture location the load of the sculpture should be distributed. 


DESIGN CONSIDERATIONS:

· Artists should consider the Main Street vantage perspective and approaching pedestrian experience of the sculpture. 

· Proposed artworks should harmonize with the architectural features of the building.

· Artwork designs should incorporate both kinetic and lighting features. Artists are encouraged to work with professional lighting designers as one of their subcontractors. 

· Proposals should include the design of a pedestal that allows for seating. 


FULL SCOPE OF WORK:

The Artist who is awarded the commission will be contracted by the Owner to produce the artwork, in keeping with the final designs accepted by the Selection Committee and approved by the Owner. The Owner will assume ownership of the sculpture upon completion by the Artist, which shall require a Certification of Conformance as noted below.

Selected Artists will be required to consult a New York State licensed Professional Engineer (PE), who shall review the following: 

· The proposed sculpture design (thereby producing a “PE-Reviewed Design”), including its foundation

· A loading and installation plan, including a safety plan for any on-site work

· A maintenance plan for the sculpture

Upon completion of the sculpture, a New York State licensed Professional Engineer will be required to perform, at the expense of the selected Artists, a final inspection of each completed Sculpture to certify the following (“Certification of Conformance”):

o Conformance with the PE-Reviewed Design

o Structural stability and safety of the completed sculpture

The proposed sculpture must be able to stand independently without supports but may be mounted and may use the existing flagpoles for structural support. 

Additional responsibilities of the selected Artist include, but are not limited to:

  • The Artist shall be available with      reasonable advance notice for a reasonable number of meetings required to      coordinate design and project implementation, ceremonies, press      conferences and photo opportunities and the like, as necessary. 

· The Artist shall perform all services and furnish all supplies, material and/or work equipment as necessary for the design and fabrication of the Artwork.

· The Artist shall provide required insurance in amounts and limits specified in the final contract between ArtsWestchester, the Artist, and the Owner.

  • The Artist shall secure any      and all required licenses, engineering approvals, and similar      authorizations at the Artist’s expense as may be necessary for the      installation of the Artwork at the Site. 

· The Artist shall provide a maintenance manual with a description of all materials, processes and products utilized in the Artwork and the required care and upkeep involved, as well as recommended procedures in the event of necessary conservation.

· The Artist shall guarantee the work to be free from faults of materials and workmanship for one year after completion.


PROJECT CONTACTS:

All questions about this opportunity should be directed to ArtsWestchester. 

Kathleen Reckling

Director of Public Programs, ArtsWestchester

kreckling@artswestchester.org 

914.428.4220 ext 306

Logan Hanley

Exhibitions Manager, ArtsWestchester

LHanley@ArtsWestchester.org 

914.428.4220 ext 331


2019 TEACHING ARTIST ROSTER 

NEW DEADLINE: FRIDAY, September 27, 2019 at 5 PM 

OVERVIEW & GUIDELINES

What is a teaching artist roster?

ArtsWestchester administers a Teaching Artist Roster. It is an online resource for schools and community agencies who want to work in collaboration with an artist and conduct an artist residency.

What is an ‘artist residency’?

An artist residency is a highly structured, multi-session workshop that fosters learning in and through the arts. Generally, workshops are sequential, each session building upon the previous ones. Teaching Artists develop and implement residencies in collaboration with educators or, in the case of human service and community agencies, with the site staff. In schools, residencies serve as an instructional tool, helping students to master core curricula content in other subjects as well as addressing the Common Core Standards in the Arts. In day-care centers, after-school programs, mental health facilities, shelters and other community settings, residencies foster cognitive, developmental, social and individual skills and abilities basic to success in school, in life, and in the workforce.

Who can apply to be included in the Teaching Artist Roster?

Artists of any discipline who live or maintain a studio/performance space in the New York-Tri-state area.

What criteria must be met?

· Must be an active professional

· Must have current body of recent work

· Demonstrate ability to work collaboratively with schools and community agencies

· Must have strong verbal and communication skills

· Knowledge and understanding of curricula and the needs of particular groups, e.g., pre-school, children, seniors, teens, individuals with disabilities, etc. 

· Experience conducting residencies/hands-on workshops

How does an artist apply for the program?

Complete the Teaching Artist Roster application through ArtsWestchester's Submittable portal.

What is the selection process?

ArtsWestchester secures an independent panel of professionals in the field to review all applications and recommend artists to the Teaching Artist Roster that are qualified to conduct art programs in schools and community sites. In addition to reviewing the application, the panel convenes 5-6 weeks after the deadline 

for a brief interview with each candidate. Candidates will be informed in advance of their interview date and time.*

What kind of remuneration can an artist anticipate?

It is the responsibility of the artist to negotiate their payment with the school and/or community site. However, based on current industry trends, the Teaching Artist panel recommends the following fee structure: 

  • $350 per full day (three to five hours, including set-up and clean-up time),
  • $200 per half day (one to three hours, including set-up and clean-up time),
  • $150 per planning session (1-1 ½ hours)
  • $150 per wrap up session (1-1 ½ hours)

How will an artist know their status?

On behalf of the Teaching Artist panel, ArtsWestchester will inform all candidates their status by letter 4-5 weeks after the interview process. 

What happens if an artist is accepted onto the Teaching Artist Roster?

After receiving the welcome letter and attending a recommended new artist orientation, the artist now qualifies to be listed as a Roster Teaching Artist for opportunities to partner with schools and community sites. Please take the necessary steps to get fingerprinted. Many schools and community sites require that an artist has been cleared/fingerprinted by the New York State Education Department in order to conduct on-going programs at their sites. Failure to be fingerprinted can/will result in a lost opportunity to work in a school or community site. 

Many schools and community agencies administer residency programs in partnership with artists. These entities select the artists through recommendations and other resources, one of which is the Teaching Artist Roster. 

If selected by a school and/or community agency, artists will have the opportunity to sharpen their teaching skills by conducting educational art programs and supplement their income while continuing their professional growth.

What happens if an artist is not accepted?

If not accepted into the Teaching Artist Roster, the artist may reapply at a later date. Artists may set-up a consultation with an ArtsWestchester Arts-in-Education staff member to discuss the panel’s feedback on their application. 


* If there are an insufficient number of applications, the Teaching Artist Roster panel reserves the right to rollover all submissions until the next deadline. All applicants will be notified of any postponements. 



You have selected the final report for Westchester County Arts Alive. 

If you were funded in the Rockland County Arts Alive category, please return to the main dashboard and select "Final Report Arts Alive 2019 - ROCKLAND COUNTY". 

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Please complete a final report for your funded Arts Alive 2019 project. Please be as specific/detailed as possible as future programs staff will use these reports to reference your past projects. 

Final Reports are due 30 days after the completion of the project or December 31, 2019, whichever comes first. Consideration for future funding depends upon completion of this form. 

Contract period: January 1, 2019 - December, 31, 2019

If you were funded for more than one project, please complete a separate form for each funded project. 

You have selected the final report for Rockland County Arts Alive. 


If you were funded in the Westchester County Arts Alive category, please return to the main dashboard and select "Final Report Arts Alive 2019 - WESTCHESTER COUNTY".
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Please complete a final report for your funded Arts Alive 2019 project. Please be as specific/detailed as possible as future programs staff will use these reports to reference your past projects. 

Final Reports are due 30 days after the completion of the project or December 31, 2019, whichever comes first. Consideration for future funding depends upon completion of this form. 


Contract period: January 1, 2019 - December, 31, 2019
If you were funded for more than one project, please complete a separate form for each funded project. 

ArtsWestchester Grant Program
2018-2019 Project Support*


Final Report Instructions

*Complete this report form only if you were awarded a grant in the PROJECT SUPPORT grant category. If you were awarded a Basic Program Support, Arts Alive, Mount Vernon Arts Initiative or Yonkers Arts Initiative grant please return to the main page and click on the form that corresponds to your awarded grant category.  
 

If your funded project is now complete, please complete this final report for your awarded 2018-19 Project Support project. The final report is due by or before August 12, 2019. Consideration for future funding depends upon completion of this final report. Complete a separate report for each funded project you were awarded.

Contract Period: July 1, 2018 through June 30, 2019.

Please contact Sue Abbott at sabbott@artswestchester.org or 914-428-4220 ext. 304 with any questions.

ArtsWestchester Grant Program
2018-2019 Mount Vernon Arts Initiative*


Final Report Instructions

*Only complete this report form if you were awarded a grant in the MOUNT VERNON ARTS INITIATIVE grant category. If you were awarded a Basic Program Support, Project Support, Arts Alive or Yonkers Arts Initiative grant please return to the main page and click on the form that corresponds to your awarded grant category.  
 


If your funded project is now complete, please complete this final report for your awarded 2018-19 Mount Vernon Arts Initiative project. The final report is due on or before August 12, 2019. Consideration for future funding depends upon completion of this final report. Complete a separate report for each funded project you were awarded.


Contract Period: July 1, 2018 through June 30, 2019.

Please contact Lauren Brady at lbrady@artswestchester.org with any questions. 

ArtsWestchester Grant Program
2018-2019 Yonkers Arts Initiative*


Final Report Instructions

*Only complete this report form if you were awarded a grant in the YONKERS ARTS INITIATIVE grant category. If you were awarded a Basic Program Support, Project Support, Arts Alive or Mount Vernon Arts Initiative grant please return to the main page and click on the form that corresponds to your awarded grant category.  


If your funded project is now complete, please complete this final report for your awarded 2018-19 Yonkers Initiative project. The final report is due on or before August 12, 2019. Consideration for future funding depends upon completion of this final report. Complete a separate report for each funded project you were awarded. 


Contract Period: July 1, 2018 through June 30, 2019. 

Please contact Lauren Brady at lbrady@artswestchester.org with any questions. 

 ArtsWestchester invites artists from Westchester and the broader Hudson Valley/NYC Metro area to submit available artworks for sale or exhibition in our Corporate and Arts for Healing partnerships. ArtsWestchester believes that the arts should be accessible to all people and that artwork enriches any environment – be it classroom, conference room, apartment building or hospital waiting room.

Opportunity Details:

ArtsWestchester seeks original prints, paintings, mixed-media works, photographs, and sculptures of all sizes and media for consideration. Submitted works should be currently available for loan or purchase. 

Typical exhibition periods are 6 months to one year. Artists selected for exhibitions will receive an honorarium. 

Artists selected for either exhibition or sale to health care facilities will be required to present works prepared to hang per the site's specifications.  

By submitting images of your artwork, you agree to have these images included in our proposals to our professional clients. 

Preferred subjects: Landscape, botanical, local topography (Tri-state area), abstraction, colorful imagery, seasonal themes.

Required Materials:

  1. Up to fifteen (15) images of available artworks in a .jpg format (or similar). Name the file the title of the work. As we primarily present artwork to our clients digitally, images should be high resolution.
  2. A corresponding works list including price, title, medium, size, notes on availability etc.
  3. An artist biography/statement

ArtsWestchester Grant Program
2018-19 Arts for People with Special Needs


Final Report Instructions
Final Report for your organization's 2018-19 Special Needs project is due on or before Monday, August 12, 2019.

Questions? Please contact: grants@artswestchester.org 

ArtsWestchester Grant Program
2018-2019 Project Support*


Interim Report Instructions

*Only complete this report form if you were awarded a grant in the PROJECT SUPPORT grant category. If you were awarded a Basic Program Support, Arts Alive, Mount Vernon Arts Initiative or Yonkers Arts Initiative grant please return to the main page and click on the form that corresponds to your awarded grant category. 


Please complete an Interim Report for your organization's 2018-19 Project Support project. Interim reports are due on or before Tuesday, February 12, 2019. Interim Reports must be submitted before we can release any remaining payments. 

Contract Period: July 1, 2018 through June 30, 2019. 

This Interim Reporting Period:  July 1, 2018 through February 12, 2019


If you have completed your funded project, please submit a Final Report only.


Please note: You must submit a separate Interim Report for each project you were awarded. You will only be able to work on one Project Support interim report at a time. 


Questions? Please contact: Susan Abbott at sabbott@artswestchester.org or 914-428-4220 ext. 304.

ArtsWestchester Grant Program
2018-2019 Mount Vernon Arts Initiative*


Interim Report Instructions


*Only complete this report form if you were awarded a grant in the MOUNT VERNON ARTS INITIATIVE grant category. If you were awarded a Basic Program Support, Project Support, Arts Alive or Yonkers Arts Initiative grant please return to the main page and click on the form that corresponds to your awarded grant category.

Submit this report only if you have not completed your funded project by February 2019.  If you complete your project between July 2018 and February 2019 please submit a FINAL report only.
The interim report is due on or before Tuesday, February 12, 2019. Interim Reports must be submitted before we can release any remaining payments. 


Contract Period: July 1, 2018 through June 30, 2019.
This Interim Reporting Period:  July 1, 2018 through February 12, 2019

Questions? Please contact: Lauren Brady at lbrady@artswestchester.org or 914-428-4220 ext. 316. 

ArtsWestchester Grant Program 

2018-2019 Yonkers Arts Initiative*

Interim Report Instructions

*Only complete this report form if you were awarded a grant in the YONKERS ARTS INITIATIVE grant category. If you were awarded a Basic Program Support, Project Support, Arts Alive or Mount Vernon Arts Initiative grant please return to the main page and click on the form that corresponds to your awarded grant category. 

Complete this report only if your project is not complete by or before February 2019.  If you complete your project between July 2018 and February 2019 please submit a FINAL report only.


The interim report is due on or before Tuesday, February 12, 2019. Interim Reports must be submitted before we can release any remaining payments. 

Contract Period: July 1, 2018 through June 30, 2019. 

This Interim Reporting Period:  July 1, 2018 through February 12, 2019


Questions? Please contact: Lauren Brady at lbrady@artswestchester.org or 914-428-4220 ext. 316. 

ArtsWestchester Grant Program
2018-2019 Basic Program Support*

Interim Report Instructions

*Only complete this report form if you were awarded a grant in the BASIC PROGRAM SUPPORT grant category. If you were awarded a Project Support, Arts Alive, Mount Vernon Arts Initiative or Yonkers Arts Initiative grant please return to the main page and click on the form that corresponds to your awarded grant category. 

Please complete an Interim Report for your organization's 2018-19 Basic Program Support grant. The interim report is due by or before Friday, February 22, 2019. Interim Reports must be submitted before we can release any remaining payments. 

Contract Period: July 1, 2018 through June 30, 2019. 

This Interim Reporting Period:  July 1, 2018 through December 30, 2018


Questions? Please contact: Susan Abbott at sabbott@artswestchester.org or 914-428-4220 ext. 304.

"TAKE A SEAT": An exhibition that explores the form, function, creativity, and tradition of seating.  


ArtsWestchester invites artists and artist collectives to submit designed and handcrafted chairs, alternative forms of seating, or artwork that represents or incorporates chairs for its exhibition, “TAKE A SEAT” (working title)

Selected work will be on view in ArtsWestchester’s “TAKE A SEAT” exhibition, which will open with a reception on September 28, 2019, and be on view to the public through October 19, 2019.  


BACKGROUND: "TAKE A SEAT" explores the forms, functions, traditions, and creative frameworks of seating. For the exhibition, ArtsWestchester will consider work in all media including, but not limited to: sculptural, conceptual, functional (and dysfunctional) seating, 2-dimensional artworks, and installations using chairs/seating. 

As with all exhibitions at ArtsWestchester's Gallery, "Take a Seat" will be free to the public. The exhibition will address an audience of all ages and backgrounds.


ELIGIBILITY:

Applicants must be at least 18 years old, and must live, maintain a studio or be enrolled in an undergraduate or graduate program in New York State.


APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS:

All Submissions must be submitted digitally via Submittable. E-mailed or mailed submissions will not be considered. Artists must submit a separate statement for each piece. 

Complete applications must include:

  • Artist Bio and/or CV (word document)
  • High Resolution Images of each work (artists may submit up to 5 unique works, with no more      than 3 images per work.) (jpeg, tiff, pdf)
  • Submission checklist (word document). Checklist should include the following information: title, date, materials, dimensions,  sale price, insurance pricem and installation/display details. 
  • Artist Statement for each submitted work (word document) 

*Note:  ArtsWestchester reserves the right to use any High Resolution Images of selected works for promotional purposes of the exhibition.


Selected artwork must be delivered by Artist to ArtsWestchester no later than September 17, 2019 by 4pm.


DEADLINE FOR SUBMISSIONS:  July 12, 2019 11:59pm

Artists will be notified of their submission status on or around July 31, 2019.


SELECTION PROCESS:

Submissions will be reviewed by a panel that includes ArtsWestchester's curatorial staff, and evaluated based on artistic merit. 

By submitting to “TAKE A SEAT”, Artists grants ArtsWestchester permission to use uploaded images in exhibition-related promotion and publications, including but not limited to: an online gallery, exhibition catalog, and printed marketing.


ARTWORK TRANSPORTATION:

Artists are responsible for Delivery & Pick-up of selected work(s) to ArtsWestchester. 

  

EXHIBITION PERIOD:

“TAKE A SEAT” will open with a reception on Saturday, September 28, and be on view through October 19, 2019. 

ArtsWestchester Gallery hours are Tuesday - Friday, 12-5PM, and Saturday, 12-6PM. 


INSURANCE:

Selected artists will receive an agreement of loan for each work chosen for exhibition. The period of Loan is from September 16 - October 25, 2019. Objects will be insured by ArtsWestchester under its all-risk, wall-to-wall policy subject to standard exclusions.  


SALES:

ArtsWestchester requires a 30% commission on any sales made during or resulting from the exhibition at ArtsW. Full payment for artworks will go directly to ArtsWestchester. At the end of the exhibition, ArtsWestchester will pay the artist for all of the sales minus ArtsWestchester’s 30% commission. Sold works will be available for pickup upon exhibit conclusion. 


Further Questions: Contact Amy Kurlander, Curator: Akurlander@ArtsWestchester.org

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