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Future Culture Request for Qualifications, EXTENDED: DUE MAY 17

April 17, 2017 @ 8:00 am - May 17, 2017 @ 11:59 pm

FULL RFQ GUIDELINES: https://statenislandarts.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/04/Future-Culture-Pilot-Call_FINAL_4.17.16.pdf

Staten Island Arts has issued an RFQ for two separate Pilot Projects that will connect places and people using arts and culture along Staten Island’s waterfront and the North Shore neighborhoods, including St. George, Tompkinsville and Stapleton. This RFQ seeks qualified proposers for creative placemaking projects that give a prominent role to local artists and/or communities, enhance livability in the community, and test recommendations established by Future Culture: Connecting Staten Island’s Waterfront, a joint project by Design Trust for Public Space and Staten Island Arts.

Projects can range from built installations, ephemeral interventions, applications to vertical surfaces, reinvention of infrastructure (such as under- and overpasses, jersey barriers, and/or fencing) or performance/program activities that use culture to achieve the goals. The definition of ‘culture’ in this context is a far-reaching definition including visual arts, performance, music, food, heritage-based arts, ecology, etc.

This Future Culture Call for Pilot Projects follows a rigorous community engagement process and seeks a qualified proposer to submit qualifications and a proposal for artistic projects that demonstrate how new development can partner with the area’s rich culture to foster livable and vibrant public spaces. These projects will be in place for up to a year or less. Selected artists/cultural organizations will be required to participate in pre- and post-evaluation of the Pilot Projects by working with the Future Culture team to develop tools to measure their project’s impact. This Call requests all applicants to identify ONE (1) OR MORE recommendation(s) within the Future Culture Objectives that they envision their project advancing.

We highly encourage you to read the FULL RECOMMENDATIONS PDF: http://designtrust.org/media/files/2017.03.28_Future_Culture_Initial_Recommendations_2.pdf

The Pilot Projects challenge public and private stakeholders to devise creative solutions to community needs. Through these temporary pilots, we will document and analyze how catalytic placemaking and placekeeping projects can help strengthen the relationships between the cultural sector and the owners and stewards of property.

Artist Fee $15,000

Implementation $30,000-$45,000

This RFQ does not require you to submit a full budget at the time of application. We do ask you to provide a general description of how the $30,000-$45,000 implementation budget will be used. Outline the major project expenses aside from artist fees (i.e. fabrication, permits, materials, equipment rental, contractual services, etc.). Projects should be designed to be scaled to $30,000 in the event that the full budget is not awarded. If your project will exceed the implementation budget, please indicate how you plan to address the gap in funding. Staten Island Arts and the Design Trust for Public Space will not be responsible for providing funding exceeding $45,000 per pilot project.

All RFQ submissions are due online by 11:59pm Wednesday, May 17, 2017. No hardcopies will be accepted.

FULL RFQ GUIDELINES: https://statenislandarts.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/04/Future-Culture-Pilot-Call_FINAL_4.17.16.pdf

APPLY NOW: http://bit.ly/ApplyFC

Questions? Concerns? Please contact Special Projects Manager, Diane Velletri at dvelletri@statenislandarts.org.


April 17, 2017 @ 8:00 am
May 17, 2017 @ 11:59 pm
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2 responses to “Future Culture Request for Qualifications, EXTENDED: DUE MAY 17”

    • MonicaV says:

      Hi Virginia!

      Thanks for adding your email.

      To learn more about this opportunity:
      • Read FULL RFQ GUIDELINES: https://statenislandarts.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/04/Future-Culture-Pilot-Call_FINAL_4.17.16.pdf
      • Learn more at an info session! Staten Island Arts will hold two (2) information sessions to walk through the application process and answer questions about submitting a letter of interest to this Request for Qualifications (RFQ) as well as the selection and post-selection processes. Saturday, April 29 2-3:30PM @ Stapleton Library and Tuesday, May 2, 7:30-9PM @ 5050 Skatepark. Visit http://www.statenislandarts.org for more information on these workshops. Attendance is not mandatory but encouraged.
      • Request assistance by phone/email. For questions regarding your proposal, the application process, or other inquiries please contact Special Projects Manager, Diane Velletri at dvelletri@statenislandarts.org.
      • Prepare and submit RFQ online by 11:59pm Friday, May 12, 2017. All application materials must be submitted through our online portal http://bit.ly/ApplyFC. After the deadline five finalists will be invited to submit a full proposal.

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