RFP: RONAN PARK SCULPTURE EXHIBIT, 2021-2023
Chicago Sculpture International, in collaboration with the Chicago Park District and the North River Commission, is seeking proposals from artists for an exhibit of five sculptures in Ronan Park’s Multicultural Sculpture Park and Healing Garden.
Works must be large scale and suitable for outdoors. They will be installed on grass. Sculptures will be on view for two years, from August 2021 to August 2023 (exact dates to be determined). Each sculpture will receive a $3000 stipend.
Ronan Park’s Multicultural Sculpture Park and Healing Garden, a project in the making, is being designed as a place to find beauty and inspiration, take refuge and find a safe haven for renewal and quiet meditation. The chosen sculptures will reflect the healing, peace and unity themes of the park and garden. Ronan Park is located in the Albany Park neighborhood of Chicago, which has one of the city’s highest percentages of immigrants and is one of the most diverse areas in the U.S.
Eligibility: This RFP is open to professional artists or artist teams 18 years of age or older. Artists whose proposals are accepted, if they are not already CSI members, will be asked to join. There are many membership benefits, including exhibition and networking opportunities, a presence on our website and access to valuable professional information. See what we’re all about at: www.chicagosculpture.org.
Also, exhibitors must have, according to the Chicago Park District, “Commercial General Liability Insurance (Primary and Umbrella) on an occurrence basis with limits not less than $1,000,000 single limit per occurrence and $2,000,000 in the aggregate for bodily injury, personal injury and property damage. The Chicago Park District is to be named as an additional Insured on a primary, non-contributory basis.”
Application Deadline: Friday, April 30, 2021, 11:59 PM CST
How to apply:
Artists can submit one or two sculptures for review. Your submission should consist of:
two digital images per sculpture. Please send images as jpegs (sized 1.5MB or less), and indicate the file name in the following format: 1.Lastname_title.jpg (e.g., 1. Rodin_The Thinker, front view.jpg; 2. Rodin_The Thinker, back view.jpg).
Put images and completed application into a zip folder that has your name and send it to email@example.com. Your subject line will be “Ronan Park 2021-2023.”