If you have a sculpture or know someone who does, that you’d like to see exhibited in the heart of downtown Orlando for a year, please look at the Call for Artists information listed below.
An honorarium of $3,500 will be paid to each of four sculptors for the loan/year-long exhibition.
Selection Criteria: Creative, site appropriate and durable.
Artist Responsibilities: Selected artists will transport the artwork to the site, install the artwork with minimal assistance on the specified date, and remove the artwork as requested.
Sites and Safety: While artistic quality is very important, works will be reviewed for durability, safety and appropriateness to the site. Artwork must be structurally sound and able to withstand an outdoor environment in a largely unsupervised area, and not protected from weather or curious hands or over-eager urban revelers.
Installation: The County will pour concrete pads as necessary. Sculpture must have steel plate on the bottom which can be spot welded. Other variations for securing the sculpture can be negotiated.
Selection Panel: Panel will consist of the committee and the financial sponsor
Honorarium: Each artist selected will receive $3,000 to be paid upon installation and $500 paid upon removal.
Insurance: The County will ensure the artwork up to its stated value or $50,000, whichever is less, for theft or major vandalism. The artist will be responsible for any repairs needed due to fabrication defects.
Size: There is a six-foot minimum height preference
Application: Each artist may enter up to three pieces for consideration. Submit CD or email four images of each piece you are proposing. Each image should depict a different view of the sculpture. If surface detail is an important feature, please include a close-up. Each image must be in jpeg format no larger than 1MB in size, numbered and labeled with title and artist name. Images must be individual jpegs, not embedded in a PowerPoint or other presentation program.
Annotated list of the images must be numbered and in the same order as on the CD or email and must include artist’s name at top of the page. For each sculpture include title, medium, size sales price, and any other information pertinent to the decision including installation recommendations. Emails cannot be larger than 10 MB. Indicate if you are a student or emerging artist.
Sales: Any sales inquiries will be forwarded to the artist or designated agent. No commission will be charged. Sculpture must remain on its Orlando site until June 2016.
Artist resume/bio: (1-2 pages max) Artist statement: one page maximum.
Proposals due: April 1, 2015
Notification of acceptance: May 15, 2015
Installation timeframe: June 1 – June 20, 2015
Sculpture Celebration: June 27, 2015
Arts & Cultural Affairs
P.O. Box 1393
Orlando, FL 32803-1393
Or contact the office of Orange County Arts and Cultural Affairs HERE.