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"Call for Artists: Temporary Public Art Installations"
2005-11-16 until 2005-01-18
West Harlem Art Fund, Inc
New York, NY, USA United States of America

The West Harlem Art Fund, Inc. is a cultural arts and preservation organization serving Northern Manhattan communities. WHAF utilizes art and culture in open, public spaces to add aesthetic interest to the area, promote historical and cultural heritage, and foster a sense of community involvement and development.

LOCATION (S) OF ARTWORK

The West Harlem Art Fund, Inc. and the Artists Selection Committee are seeking proposals that embrace strong visual appeal and sensitivity that will attract more visitors and residents to several private and public locations including all four historic Harlem parks. Placement and installation at park locations will require input from the NYC Department of Parks and Recreation's Temporary Public Art Coordinator and Park District Managers. The West Harlem Art Fund, Inc. will provide comprehensive general liability insurance, the bond and public relations support. Email whaf155@verizon.net for detail description and pictures on the following sites:

City/State Parks
Cemetery
Historic monument
Museum
Sidewalks

APPLICATION PROCEDURE

A written description of your art work including: medium, dimensions (LxHxW and weight), installation method and anchoring procedure.

A resume and artist statement

The location of specific site(s) for the installation and the reasoning leading to the specific site(s) choice or general description of the type of environment for which the installation is designed.

Up to (10) prints of the artist's previous works. If providing slides, please label and enclose them in a slide sheet. Any other materials, such as prints color copies, or brochures, must fit within a 9"x12" self-addresses enveloped with the appropriate amount of postage to be returned.

DO'S AND DON'T'S

DO visit our sites and observe the activities that take place there.
DON'T submit proposals for non-existing works.

ARTIST'S RESPONSIBILITIES

Bringing artwork to the site and for removal.
Any maintenance to the artwork during exhibition period.
Any repair to the installation site if necessary (i.e. sod).
Must sign a waiver exempting The West Harlem Art Fund, Inc. from any damage to the artwork during exhibition.

ARTIST FORUM

Applicants can attend an artist forum to ask questions and learn more about this process. The forum will be held  on Saturday, December 10, 2005 at the our location - Church of the Intercession, 550 West 155th Street between Amsterdam Avenue and Broadway in the Parish House. Time of forum will be 12 p.m.:

SUBMISSION

Final deadline is January 18, 2006. Mail proposal to The West Harlem Art Fund, Inc., 550 West 155th Street, New York, N.Y. 10032. For questions and other concerns, you can email Savona Bailey-McClain, Director of The West Harlem Art Fund, Inc. at whaf155@verizon.net. Applicants will be notified of the panel's decision no later than February 28, 2006. Although care will be taken in the handling of all submissions, The West Harlem Art Fund, Inc. nor the Artists Selection Committee cannot be responsible for any materials that are lost, stolen, or damaged while in our possession or in transit.


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