2nd Call to Artists: Art Proposals Sought for New State Building
The New Hampshire State Council on the Arts in association with the Juvenile Justice Institutional Services announces the reopening of a Request for Proposals (RFP) for site-specific artwork within the School Commons area of the new John H. Sununu Youth Services Center (SYSC), a part of the Youth Development Center in Manchester, NH. This RFP specifically requests proposals for a kinetic artwork to be suspended from the ceiling of the rotunda.
The official Request for Proposals is available on-line now at http://www.state.nh.us/nharts/newsandcalendar/ydcrfpcall2.htm and hard copy is available upon request.
This public art project is made possible by the state’s Percent for Art legislation, which allocates one half of one percent of the cost of the construction or significant renovation of certain state buildings for artwork in those buildings. Meeting facilitators include members of the Site Advisory and Art Selection Committee members.
A total of up to $15,000 is available for a commissioned or kinetic artwork to be suspended from the ceiling of the School Common’s Rotunda. This Call to Artists is open to all professional New England Artists. See the official Request for Proposals for further details.
For more information, please contact Julie Mento, Visual Arts Associate at (603) 271-0790 or at firstname.lastname@example.org
The Percent for Art Program was enacted by the New Hampshire Legislature in 1979 to ensure that all forms of visual arts and crafts would have an integral and important role in state construction projects. The program seeks a genuine integration of art in architecture by giving building designers and planners, artists, state employees, arts professionals and private citizens the opportunity to collaborate in planning projects, selecting and purchasing or commissioning works of art by artists and craftspeople for state buildings.
The State Arts Council, a Division within the Department of Cultural Resources, is a publicly funded agency. It began in 1965 with the passage of a law designed “to insure that the role of the arts in the life of our communities will continue to grow and play an ever more significant part in the education and welfare of our citizens.” Funding comes from state appropriations and from the National Endowment for the Arts.
CONTACT: JULIE MENTO, (603) 271-0790