**Artists may submit up to three (3) designs for a mural, art installation, or both. Please submit each design in separate applications.**
The City was recently awarded a $1.49 million grant from the Caltrans Clean California Local Grant Program (CCLGP) for design and construction of the King Street Urban Greening Project. The CCLGP is a competitive statewide program created to beautify and clean up local streets and roads, tribal lands, parks, pathways, transit centers, and other public spaces.
The City is soliciting designs from local artists for the art feature(s) that will be constructed as part of the project. The City and selected artist will solicit feedback from the local community (Artesia Pilar Neighborhood) about the preferred design options. The selected local artist will work with the City’s Design Consultant to incorporate the preferred art feature(s) into the project’s final design. The art feature(s) may include a mural and/or free-standing art installation and shall incorporate principles of urban greening, waste reduction, water management/conservation, reducing water pollution, environmental justice, and/or the neighborhood into the design.
The King Street Urban Greening Project features the transformation of 9,000 square-feet of unused public space at the intersection of King Street and 10th Strhe Project includes bicycle and pedestrian pathways, drought tolerant landscaping, lighting, waste receptacles, seating, interpretive signage, art feature(s), and a stormwater infiltration system that will capture and infiltrate stormwater runoff form the surrounding neighborhood.
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PROPOSAL SELECTION CRITERIA
Artists may submit up to three (3) designs for a mural, art installation, or both. Please submit each design in separate applications. A panel will review the applications and recommend a group of finalists. The design finalists will be presented to the local neighborhoods and Design Consultant to determine the final proposal.
The selected artist will work with the construction contractor to implement the selected art feature. The selected design will receive $5,000; however, a total budget of $50,000 was included in the project budget for art feature implementation and construction.
The selection panel will review and evaluate the applications and final design proposals based on criteria that may include but is not limited to the following:
· Artistic merit and originality—including theme and context of the display in terms of scale, form, content, and materials
· Art feature creativity and fit within overall project aesthetics and goals
· If the proposal has technical design parameters, clear rendering of the mechanical components
· Experience creating artwork for public spaces, preferred but not required
· Experience collaborating with neighborhood entities, preferred but not required
· Track record working within a timeline and budget, preferred but not required
· Availability and ability to work with Design Consultant and construction crew for the term of the project
DESIGN & INSTALLATION
The ideal art design will enhance the intersection, represent Santa Ana’s vibrant arts culture, and promote awareness of the city’s social, cultural, and historical composition, incorporating principles of urban greening, waste reduction, water management/conservation, reducing water pollution, environmental justice. The preferred designs should reflect the history and story of the surrounding neighborhoods. The artwork must be appropriate for all ages and engage with the growing, diverse population in the City of Santa Ana.
The artist will not be required to fabricate or install the artwork, unless the selected design is a mural, which would be painted during the construction phase of the project. If the selected design is a physical feature, the artist shall work with the construction contractor to install the art feature. The City will coordinate with the artist for any assistance needed by the city.
· Design must consider the $50,000 construction budget limitation and fit within the budget.
· All proposed artwork should be original 2-D drawings or digital renderings only.
· Artwork with stock or copyrighted images in the design will be disqualified.
· Designs for benches, fountains, and water features will not be accepted.
· Art installation will be limited to the #5 area in the conceptual site plan below.
· Consideration should be given to the architectural, historical, geographical, and socio-culture of the city.
· Artwork cannot contain trademark images, logos, tag lines, or be in any way thematically linked to a commercial business, establishment, product, or service. Overt religious and political themes and symbolism will also be declined.
· The City will reject for display works of art that are obscene (as defined by A.C.A. § 5-68-302 et seq.) or violate other State or Federal laws.
· All angles of the artwork/installation should be visible, with no components that are enclosed.
· Artwork must be suited to continuous outdoor display, be able to withstand extreme weather (i.e. rain, wind, heat) and able to be easily maintained by the City.
The all-inclusive award of $5,000 for the selected design must cover every cost incurred by the artist in the course of designing the artwork. A total budget of The all-inclusive award of $5,000 for the selected design must cover all costs incurred by the artist in the course of designing the artwork. A total budget of $50,000 was included in the project budget for art feature implementation and construction. The artwork shall be owned by the City.
Selection and funding are contingent upon a signed Agreement between the artist and the City of Santa Ana. Award will be distributed in two payments: 50% upon a fully-executed agreement and receipt of invoice, and the final 50% upon the successful completion of the installation and receipt of invoice.