Professional artists are invited to submit proposals to be considered for custom or commissioned work for the University at Buffalo for one-year public art installations.
This call seeks artwork for the new Contemplative Sites program at the University at Buffalo’s North and South Campuses. The Contemplative sites are pre-determined and include (3) Exterior Public Murals and (1) Exterior Landscape Installation.
This call for artwork is open to all professional artists, artisans or artist-led teams currently residing and legally permitted to work in the Western New York region, including UB faculty and staff.
This will be a landscape installation approximately 20’-30’ in diameter. Materials have not been identified but the installation will require easy maintenance for the duration of the installment. The committee will work with the artist on the exact location on South Campus.
This project will be located on North Campus in the Athletics Precinct. The project will be a painted mural. For more information on Title IX, please see: https://www.insightintodiversity.com/womens-history-month-2022-celebrating-50-years-of-title-ix/#:~:text=This%20year%20marks%20the%2050th,of%20legislation%20for%20gender%20equity
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Up to four artists/teams will be selected, one per site. Each site will be allocated a combined artist’s and production budget of $10,000. This production budget for each artwork installation covers all expenses associated with, but not limited to the design, labor, fabrication, project management, materials, tools, contracted services, operations and meetings, travel required to complete the artwork installation, installation, permits, licenses, taxes, insurance, transportation and delivery of the artwork to the site.
If special installation requirements are needed for large and/or complex pieces, the artist is responsible for working with the University at Buffalo Public Art Committee, to coordinate all aspects of the installation. The Buffalo Public Art Committee will provide reinforced, structured attachment points on which the artwork can be mounted. The university will provide the substrate if applicable.
Artist and/or artist teams may submit their work for consideration and selection by the Selection Committee as defined below. The artist’s work that is selected will be announced through the email to all submitters. Letters/emails will be sent to the selected artist with details of the purchase process. The selection committee may select a shortlist of artists to be interviewed prior to making a final selection and requesting a proposal.