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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 Friday, May 12, 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.

Saturday, April 29
2:00PM-3:30PM
Location: NYPL Stapleton Library, 132 Canal Street, Staten Island, NY 10304
Please RSVP: https://statenislandarts.secure.force.com/ticket

Join us at Future Culture RFQ Application Info Session to walk through the application process and answer questions about submitting to this Request for Qualifications (RFQ) as well as the selection and post-selection processes.

Attendance is not mandatory for applicants but encouraged.

On Monday April 17, Staten Island Arts 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.

For more information on Future Culture and the RFQ, please visit: https://statenislandarts.org/programs/future-culture/

Tuesday, May 2
7:30PM-9:00PM
Location: 5050 Skatepark, 354 Front Street, Staten Island, NY 10304
Please RSVP: https://statenislandarts.secure.force.com/ticket

Join us at Future Culture RFQ Application Info Session to walk through the application process and answer questions about submitting to this Request for Qualifications (RFQ) as well as the selection and post-selection processes.

Attendance is not mandatory for applicants but encouraged.

On Monday April 17, Staten Island Arts 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.

For more information on Future Culture and the RFQ, please visit: https://statenislandarts.org/programs/future-culture/

Sunday May 7
2pm – 5pm
Location: Everything Goes Cafe (ETG), 208 Bay Street Staten Island, NY 10301
FREE
 
Staten Island Arts invites you to raise your fiddles and tap your feet to the rousing rhythms of traditional Irish music. The seisiúns, led by founders and local favorites Linda Hickman, Douglas Barr, and Bob Wright, offer musicians and music lovers an afternoon of music and shared camaraderie onstage and off. Seisiúns take place on the first Sunday of each month and specialize in the genres and traditions of Ireland’s west coast, most specifically east Galway and Clare.
 
The Staten Island Seisiún brings together Staten Island’s own with great practitioners of traditional Irish music from the other boroughs and New Jersey in a celebration and sharing of musical traditions and talents. Unlike an ordinary concert of live music at a bar, the seisiún is dedicated to both playing and practice. The seisiún is open to musicians of all levels and ages and all are invited to bring their own instruments and join in to expand repertoire and technique. Music lovers are welcome to come and listen, dance, and enjoy this long-standing tradition.

Wednesday May 10
7pm
Processes and Possibilities: Artists Talk
Location: ArtSpace @ Staten Island Arts, 23 Navy Pier Court, Staten Island, NY 10304
FREE; please RSVP!
 
Susan Grabel, sculptor and printmaker, and Scott Van Campen sculptor and co-owner and founder of SI MakerSpace, discuss the challenges and possibilities of artists collaborating with SI MakerSpace and using the available new technology.
 
Susan will talk about the evolution of her work from clay sculpture through cast paper and printmaking to digital fabrication at SI MakerSpace and Scott will discuss the makerspace concept and the possibilities of collaborating with artists.

Saturday May 20
2-4 pm
Come Together: Collage Workshop
Location: ArtSpace @ Staten Island Arts, 23 Navy Pier Court, Staten Island, NY 10304
FREE; please RSVP!
 
What better way to come together than to make art together? Ann Marie McDonnell, noted Staten Island artist and art educator, will facilitate a collage workshop building on the processes of Grabel’s work and the concept of coming together. Participants will be able to use fragments of Susan’s prints and other materials. Great hands on experience for families and adventurous beings!

Sunday June 4
2pm – 5pm
Location: Urby | 7 & 8 Navy Pier Court Staten Island, NY 10304
FREE
 
Staten Island Arts invites you to raise your fiddles and tap your feet to the rousing rhythms of traditional Irish music. The seisiúns, led by founders and local favorites Linda Hickman, Douglas Barr, and Bob Wright, offer musicians and music lovers an afternoon of music and shared camaraderie onstage and off. Seisiúns take place on the first Sunday of each month and specialize in the genres and traditions of Ireland’s west coast, most specifically east Galway and Clare.
 
The Staten Island Seisiún brings together Staten Island’s own with great practitioners of traditional Irish music from the other boroughs and New Jersey in a celebration and sharing of musical traditions and talents. Unlike an ordinary concert of live music at a bar, the seisiún is dedicated to both playing and practice. The seisiún is open to musicians of all levels and ages and all are invited to bring their own instruments and join in to expand repertoire and technique. Music lovers are welcome to come and listen, dance, and enjoy this long-standing tradition.