DEADLINE EXTENDED to July 15, 2020
Eden Prairie is committed to supporting public art and community-based programming to support creative expression, spark dialogue and reinforce a sense of community. The City intends to use public art to generate a greater sense of identity and understanding of where we live, work, and visit.
A vital part of this commitment to art in public spaces is the Rotating Art Series, an annual call for Minnesota artists to submit work or proposals for display over one year in strategic locations across Eden Prairie.
PROJECT DESCRIPTION AND GUIDELINES
Stipends available ranging from $500- 1,500 per artist.
We are looking for innovative artists to display existing work, create new work or propose a purposeful art happening for the Rotating Art Series. Artists retain ownership of their work unless the nature of the work prevents it or they choose to donate it to the city. Pieces are typically shown for one year, from May until May. Physical artwork must be appropriate for Minnesota’s extreme weather if exhibited outdoors; there are a small amount of indoor locations that may be used for installations or art happenings.
Potential locations include but are not limited to the Art Center, Outdoor Center, Senior Center, Purgatory Creek Park, Eden Prairie Center (mall, indoors) and the Minnesota River Vista overlook tunnel. Details for potential sites can be found at edenprairie.org/Amenities. We also recommend visiting potential sites to get a feel for the landscape and design. Site tours may be available by appointment.
Proposals are reviewed by City staff and commission members and are chosen based on quality of work samples, benefit to the community or exhibit location, strength of proposal and durability as a public art work (if applicable).
We accept proposals for sculpture, murals, installations, projection and other media as appropriate for public outdoor display or art happenings. Please note that this is not a traditional exhibition opportunity and we are not looking for a series of paintings, photographs, etc. and any exhibited work will be unattended and accessible at all times.
We encourage artists of all backgrounds to apply as the Rotating Art Series aims to reflect the diversity of our state and celebrate equity and inclusion.
*July 15 – Submission Deadline
**While we anticipate a selection/install process to be completed this summer, the project may be delayed due to COVID-19. Artists are still encouraged to apply.
*Artists should be prepared to answer committee question/clarifications via email or phone after the deadline
**We will work with each selected artist to create a time line for install and exhibition
HOW TO APPLY
Send all required materials to ArtSubmissions@EdenPrairie.org in one email with the subject line Rotating Art Series Application. If digital attachments are too large to email, please send a link through a secure file-transfer program such as WeTransfer to ArtSubmissions@edenprairie.org, and note this in your submission email. List of requirements below.
For questions or to coordinate a site tour:
Contact Jes Schrom at 952-949-8304 or JSchrom@EdenPrairie.org