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Public Art Committee Presentation 04-30-18PUBLIC ART COMPETITION UPDATE AND PROGRESS •Art like Landscape is a determinism of Town form that arises from the location and culture of the place •Economic determinism alone produces a sameness…ubiquitous/ inorganic assimilation of place in a regional fabric = suburbanization •Westlake has taken measures to make its natural fabric and historic fabric more influential.For example the Knolls of Solana,landmark landforms,waterways,etc.as identified in the Comprehensive Plan. •These derive from the history and landscape •Now ART which derives from the current culture…thereby completing the connection between past, present, and future. •Westlake is unique as it comes to the threshold of great change and is yet largely unbuilt. •Therefore Art is not remedial…but…can be form giving. PUBLIC ART VS.ART IN PUBLIC PLACES The Boat Fountain = Spanish Steps 200 yrs. later Columbus, Indiana PUBLIC ART COMPETITION ADVISORY COMMITTEE TO DATE THE PUBLIC ART COMPETITION ADVISORY COMMITTEE HAS ACCOMPLISHED: 1. Established and affirmed a Competition based program 2. Established a Competition process 3. Selection of a site for the first Competition 4. Meeting with all parties involved and establish support for the selection. 5. Prepared an initial RFP 6. Raised fund commitments for the first phase of the Competition = $30,000 7. Working with Town on Web Site to support the Competition Process, Program Fund Raising, and Transparency. 8. Present, tonight, a comprehensive flow chart, showing how the competition will work going forward Committee Visiting Competition Site PUBLIC ART COMPETITION INAUGURAL SITE THE INAUGURAL SITE HAS THE FOLLOWING ATTRIBUTES: 1. Highly visible 2. Truly Public site 3. Bridges the Residential Westlake, the Commercial Westlake, and the Public Westlake 4. Aids in the legibility of the Town thoroughfare system, a point of cognitive reference 5. Rises from the natural character of Westlake…namely its hydrologic character 6. Visual prominence, strategic significance, cognitive impact, and association with natural function/fabric gives the artist a lot to work with to make the work truly something that employs Westlake as its inspiration. Public Art in this location was conceived at the start of architectural design and will thereby be influential on the development around it. •Publish on line through CAFÉ, Public Works, and other web sites. •RFQ A.State Project Overview -Description of project, location, and summary of Westlake -Criteria and requirements -Timeline -Link to website showing Westlake history, project description, images of location, and FAQ B. Request submission/ response by interested artists and fulfill criteria -Bio/CV -Description of artist’s projects and experience •Interaction with engineers, cities, public, etc. •No experience (new artist), send proposed design sketch and details of other projects PUBLIC ART COMPETITION RFQ/RFP PROCESS •Review by WPACAC of Artists submissions A. Qualifications of Artist B. Determine/ identify up to 5 Artists for a Design Proposal C. Begin serious underwriting campaign D. Recommend supplemental expertise to teams where appropriate •Request for Design Proposal (RFP) A. Semi-finalist honorarium = $5,000 and includes: -Site Visit -Graphic of Design Concept -All costs of submission B. Submission includes: -Probable costs -Engineering considerations -Design details -Maintenance, Warranty , etc. information PUBLIC ART COMPETITION RFQ/RFP PROCESS •Design feasibility review by WPACAC –then –Town Council A. Does it meet required criteria B. Engineering stability and structural review C. Determination of finalists (1-3 finalists as funds permit) D. Major push for underwriting now that designs are available E. Finalize the Artist F.Prepare Town contract PUBLIC ART COMPETITION RFQ/RFP PROCESS •Finalists selection, visitation, and submissions A. Criteria to be met B.Affirmation by Council C. Details and contract D. Finalist honorarium = $5,000 (minimum) and includes: -Travel -Presentations (first to Council, second to WPACAC, third to public, and fourth to underwriters. -Model PUBLIC ART COMPETITION RFQ/RFP PROCESS •Presentation of finalists to organized public event A. Artist presents the selected design •Artist also presents to underwriters/ donors PUBLIC ART COMPETITION RFQ/RFP PROCESS PUBLIC ART COMPETITION RFQ/RFP PROCESS