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Opportunity Type
Calls for Artists
Atlanta, GA
Feb 12, 2020
Mar 16, 2020

2020 Fine Art Acquisition

Fulton County Arts and Culture

Call Summary
Fulton County Arts & Culture's (FCAC) Public Art Program announces the 2020 Call for Artists for the Fine Art Acquisition program. FCAC seeks to acquire existing unframed artworks and freestanding sculptures by professional Georgia-based artists that will be displayed at Central Library, One Margaret Mitchell Square Atlanta, GA 30303. Every artwork submitted must be available for purchase and remain available for purchase (without substitutions) during the review and approval process until the announcement by FCAC (up to six months).

Budget: $48,000
Deadline: 03/15/2020 11:59 PM Central Time

Budget Description
The Public Art Program seeks to purchase through this Fine Art Acquisition Call for Artists unframed 2-D artworks and small 3-D works priced up to $5,000 that are suitable for framing, and suitable for wall display. A small number of works valued up to $15,000 may be purchased as well.

Project Description
FCAC seeks memorable artworks that are thought-provoking, enduring, and reflect diverse social, cultural, and historical values. Artwork can be abstract or representational and should be original and suitable for display in a public setting. Colorful, lively, family-friendly imagery, especially depictions of people, landscapes, buildings, interesting locations, and activities of Fulton County, are desirable. The majority of the artworks are primarily being sought for meeting and study rooms, as such we are seeking both smaller works (up to 16 inches on the longest dimension) and larger works (up to 36 inches on the longest dimension). A small number of works will be purchased for display on the walls in the main areas and potentially on the TV screens throughout the building.

Artwork Goals
All 2-D mediums are eligible, including original fine art paintings, fine art prints, drawings, illustrations, photographs, mixed media works, collages, textiles, etc. (No giclées please.)

Small, lightweight 3-D works that hang directly on the wall or which can be displayed in shadow-box frames will be considered. Larger freestanding sculptures will also be considered depending on how they can work in a library space. Freestanding sculptures must be well-constructed of durable, low maintenance materials. Artists may submit alternate views of sculptures, or detail views, but the artist must observe the limit on images submitted (maximum of 5 images allowed).
Forms of digital artwork including algorithmic art may be considered if possible with the available technology.

The Fine Art Acquisition Program Call for Artists is open to all professional visual artists over the age of 18 who currently reside in the State of Georgia. Students and Fulton County contractors and employees are not eligible. Artists can submit and be awarded for one Fine Art Acquisition Call per fiscal year (January 1 - December 31). Those artists whose works were selected during past Fine Art Acquisition Program calls for Artists (then known as 2017 Direct Purchases Call for Artists) are eligible to submit a Call for Artists application for the fiscal year 2020.

Each artist is allowed to submit a portfolio of up to five works of art for consideration. Applicants are allowed to submit artwork(s) in a series. However, each artwork within a series will be counted individually as part of the allowable maximum for portfolio submission.
Artwork must be created using archival materials and be no larger than 96” in any direction. The overall weight of the artwork shall not exceed 100 lbs. All artwork submitted must be available for purchase and remain available for purchase during the Fine Art Acquisition Program review and approval process.

Application Requirements

Resume: 1 page(s) maximum
Work examples: 1 - 5
Artist Statement: 100 word maximum

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