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1 CALL FOR ARTISTS / REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS SCULPTURAL COURTYARD ART IN HYATTSVILLE, MD PARKVIEW MANOR APARTMENTS Deadline to Apply: October 29, 2018, 5:00pm | Commission: $35,000 PRECIS The Hyattsville Community Development Corporation (CDC), on behalf of Montgomery Housing Partnership (MHP), is accepting artist proposals for the design and fabrication of one (1) sculptural shade structure and two (2) complementary sculptural courtyard art amenities, for placement at Parkview Manor Apartments, located in Hyattsville, within Prince George’s County, Maryland. PROJECT BACKGROUND Parkview Manor is a garden apartment community located 1 mile between the West Hyattsville Metro Station and the Route 1 Corridor, at 5040 38th Street, Hyattsville, MD 20782. Starting Summer 2018, the property will be renovated to provide residents healthier living amenities including energy efficient appliances, fixtures, roofing, insulation, and two captivating art infused courtyards built for community engagement. This project is meant to complement the city’s Hamilton Street ‘Artway North’ initiative with sculptural elements or structures that create pleasant, meditative outdoor spaces inviting children to play, commuters to rest, and the community to gather. It will introduce art to emphasize a welcoming community. This project is privately funded and intended to engage the imagination of the local arts community to promote a public facing identity and to optimize limited open-space. MHP’s aim is to provide quality affordable homes that empower families and strengthen the neighborhood, and the CDC’s mission is to revitalize the community through unique and engaging art and public spaces. In confluence, this commission thematically calls for: REST: One appropriately scaled uniquely designed, sculptural shade / seating structure to be placed on the front lawn, proximate to the southern bus stop. Non-conducive to sleeping. PLAY: One locally-designed playful, family-friendly play sculpture/structure that children (ages 2-9) can play upon in the northern courtyard: when not in use the structure would stand as an aesthetic work in its own right. An integral slide would be interesting and welcome. The sculpture would be situated on a rubberized mulch area (outside the scope of this call). ART: One sculpture (non-conductive to play) that can serve to visually bridge the two REST and PLAY amenities. B A C

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SCULPTURAL COURTYARD ART
Deadline to Apply: October 29, 2018, 5:00pm | Commission: $35,000
PRECIS The Hyattsville Community Development Corporation (CDC), on
behalf of Montgomery Housing Partnership (MHP), is accepting
artist proposals for the design and fabrication of one (1) sculptural
shade structure and two (2) complementary sculptural courtyard art amenities, for placement at Parkview Manor Apartments,
located in Hyattsville, within Prince George’s County, Maryland.
PROJECT BACKGROUND Parkview Manor is a garden apartment community located 1 mile between the West Hyattsville Metro Station and the Route 1 Corridor, at 5040 38th Street, Hyattsville, MD 20782. Starting Summer 2018,
the property will be renovated to provide residents healthier living amenities including energy efficient appliances, fixtures, roofing, insulation, and two captivating art infused courtyards built for community
engagement. This project is meant to complement the city’s Hamilton Street ‘Artway North’ initiative
with sculptural elements or structures that create pleasant, meditative outdoor spaces inviting children to play, commuters to rest, and the community to gather. It will introduce art to emphasize a
welcoming community.
This project is privately funded and intended to engage the imagination of the local arts community to promote a public facing identity and to optimize limited open-space. MHP’s aim is to provide quality
affordable homes that empower families and strengthen the neighborhood, and the CDC’s mission is
to revitalize the community through unique and engaging art and public spaces. In confluence, this
commission thematically calls for:
REST: One appropriately scaled uniquely designed, sculptural shade / seating structure to be
placed on the front lawn, proximate to the southern bus stop. Non-conducive to sleeping.
PLAY: One locally-designed playful, family-friendly play sculpture/structure that children (ages 2-9)
can play upon in the northern courtyard: when not in use the structure would stand as an aesthetic
work in its own right. An integral slide would be interesting and welcome. The sculpture would be
situated on a rubberized mulch area (outside the scope of this call) .
ART: One sculpture (non-conductive to play) that can serve to visually bridge the two REST and
PLAY amenities.
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Examples are provided in the attached package as are layouts of the existing plans for the exterior
renovations. The designs should aesthetically complement the property’s new façade, presenting warmth and contemporary playfulness. Parkview Manor wishes to provide a comfortable and modern
home for families and accessibly to nearby public transportation, parks, and shops; therefore, this call for artists seeks sculptural art that would be accessible to pedestrians and residents alike.
Artists are welcome to expand upon form:
The playground as shown in the package has been scrapped, in favor of the PLAY sculpture.
Artists are encouraged to explore the PLAY concept, e.g. standalone to playhouses. The jury is open to your ideas!
The selected artist will work with the CDC and the landscape design team to further integrate their sculptural art into the landscaping. The landscaping can be altered given artist’s vision.
The three sculptural artworks are thought to provide continuity given the linear space, as if to form a sculptural “outdoor room.”: e.g. could act as sculptural courtyard outdoor furnishings
such as a wishing well, tiny library, bird house, etc.
Timeline: Fabrication of both the sculptural shade structure and the two courtyard sculptural
artworks are to be complete by mid March. Installation will be scheduled later to follow other construction at the property (exp. Spring / April 2019)
Eligibility: Individual artists or artist teams from the greater metropolitan area or within 65
miles are eligible to respond. Locally established or emerging sculptors, woodworkers, metal -
workers, and artists of any durable media within Prince George’s County are strongly
encouraged to submit their work.
PROJECT DESIGN CRITERIA Emphasis in this RFP will be on demonstrable ability to design aesthetically unique, structurally appropriate, and feasible to fabricate outdoor sculptural art. From a design perspective, the requested
preliminary “thumbnail” concept sketch of each sculpture should generate a sense of domestic
comfort through form, imagery, materials, or processes. Entries may be iconographic, narrative, or
stage-making in nature. Re-purposed materials or ecologically-friendly construction methods are
encouraged. The three sculptural artworks should appear complementary in style.
Size Guidelines:
2. Sculptural shade
structure is to be at least 6’ wide x 10’
Entries should not require a concrete footer for anchoring.
Instead, entries should be secured to the ground through other
means, minimally disruptive to the soil, and mindful of other
proposed structures, as depicted in the Aerial and Site Plans.
Proposed anchoring methods will be reviewed, discussed, and
approved by the CDC and MHP design team.
A detailed package can be
found on
Artwork must be designed, fabricated, secured, and installed
such that the artwork is safe as a freestanding object fully
accessible to the public. The sculptural courtyard amenities
should be grounded, and climb-ability will be reviewed,
discussed, and approved by the Parkview Manor team.
Maintenance Needs: Artwork must be designed and constructed to deter vandalism
and require minimal maintenance. Courtyard artwork should be
aesthetically suitable for public exhibition to all ages and
sensibilities.
provide some shelter from inclement weather and seating not
conducive to sleeping. Any additional features such as a bicycle
rack, receptacle, or signage elements are welcome but not
required. The structure will be placed back from the existing
sidewalk, on the lawn, unless otherwise noted.
Given the budget, we request submission of a simple concept sketch of each sculpture no bigger than
6” x 10” to express how the artist would approach the form and functionality of the sculptural shade
structure and two courtyard sculptures. Images of thematically compatible, pre-existing works or
maquettes, if proffered, will be considered a stand-in for the requested informal conceptual sketch,
but original works created with the theme, intention, and aesthetic of this project in mind are
preferred, and the object of this call. Please describe in a brief statement the longevity of materials
and how typical maintenance needs. This should serve as the artists’ initial thoughts on the project.
A site plan, image board, and promotional photos of the
renovation are included in the package. Please review
the attached PowerPoint detailing this Call along with a
previously researched compendium of structures, built
upon a varying spectrum of budgets, to serve for
context, comparison, and as a time-saving courtesy.
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BUDGET & FUNDING: The budget for this commission is a total of $35,000. The stipend is to be all inclusive of fees and costs.
The selected artist is responsible for maintaining budget, keeping to production schedule,
documentation of the installed work, transportation and installation, insurance, and any necessary
technical engineering needed to install the shelter.
Upon inquiry, a detailed fabrication timeline can be provided. Fabrication of the artwork must be
completed by March 11, 2019, and installation will be scheduled for April 2019. Upon jury selection, a
work agreement will be provided for review, discussion, and execution. Artist will work with the CDC to
coordinate inspection of the work in progress, as well as the fabrication and installation process.
Selection Process and Criteria: A jury comprised of representatives of MHP, Hyattsville CDC, and local artists will review proposals.
Criteria will include:
works
Outstanding potential of the artwork concept
Excellence in design, and appropriateness of artist expression to the proposed project;
Demonstrated and assessed ability to execute the project under the criteria developed, while
meeting the budgetary constraints within the performance period ending April 8, 2019.
Artist Schedule Dates are week-of and are subject to change.
Submissions due by Monday, October 29, 2018
Jury Conclusion to follow with award notification Monday, November 16, 2018
Contract Execution
Completion of Artwork Fabrication Monday, March 11, 2019
Completion of Artwork Installation Monday, April 08, 2019
Ownership Provisions: Included in the Artist’s contract will be the provision that the Artist will advise MHP of any required or
foreseeable maintenance of the artwork in written form. The selected Artist will retain all rights under
the Copyright Act of 1976, 17 U.S.C. §101 et seq., as the sole author of the Artwork for the duration of
the copyright. Artist will grant to MHP its agents, and the CDC and its assignees an irrevocable license
to make two-dimensional reproduction of the Artwork for non-commercial, promotional purposes.
Application Details on Next Page
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Application Checklist: To submit, applicants must first register their intent by calling/e-mailing the Hyattsville CDC to be briefed on the project parameters. Please also review the detailed package online prior to doing so.
Please send your materials and statement by October 29, 2018; notification of award is anticipated no later than Friday, November 16, 2018. Send all materials digitally via e-mail to the Hyattsville CDC’s E-Mail Inbox:
Your proposed concept sketch of the sculptural shade structure (10MB max per PDF/JPG/PNG image)
Your proposed concept sketch of the two courtyard artworks (10MB max per PDF/JPG/PNG image)
A maximum of 10 images of previous sculptural work (10MB max per PDF/JPG/PNG image)
In PDF or Word format:
Your name, mailing address, telephone number, e-mail address, and website
A one-page résumé or curriculum vitae
A brief one-page artist’s statement describing materials’ durability and typical maintenance
A brief budget delineating any and all estimated and anticipated costs (no more than total commission)
At least three current, verifiable references
A list of the images you are sending us, with your filename, title of artwork or description, media, size.
Please e-mail all application materials to: [email protected]
Subject: Parkview Manor Sculptural Courtyard Art RFP – Artist Team Name
Please send any questions and comments to:
Justin Fair, Economic Development Coordinator Hyattsville CDC
[email protected]
http://www.hyattsvillecdc.org
Disclaimer: The Hyattsville Community Development Corporation reserves the right to delay or reschedule the conduct of,
or cancel, or reissue this Call for Artists for any reason it deems fit or necessary to do so.
Applicants will be advised in the event of delay, cancellation, or reissuance.
The Hyattsville Community Development Corporation does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, age,
ethnicity, religion, national origin, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, sex,
marital status, disability, or status as a U.S. veteran: and is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
Minority-owned Business Enterprises (MBE), Disadvantaged Business Enterprises (DBE), or individuals are
encouraged to respond.