Call for Selection Committee Members
Quidi Vidi Art Search
The Quidi Vidi Art Search is a public art project involving 4 new artwork commissions and/or acquisitions by 4 local businesses, including Quidi Vidi Artisan Studios, Mallard Cottage, Quidi Vidi Brewery, and the East Coast Trail Association.
The Art Search fosters the creation of new cultural infrastructure, reinforcing a unique sense of place. It also provides an opportunity for artists to have their work showcased in a novel way, and for local businesses to demonstrate how they value local arts and culture.
Artworks commissioned or procured for the Quidi Vidi Art Search are permanent outdoor installations. The processes and materials used in the selected artworks are expected to withstand typical year-round weather conditions. We are looking for artwork with little to no maintenance requirements. Designs should also consider public use and safety.
We are seeking visual artists, curators, art writers, and academics to join us as part of a selection committee, alongside project partners and Business and Arts staff to:
- Review the submissions.
- Discuss which works are eligible according to the given criteria and the site specifics.
- Share your thoughts about how we can drive engagement with public art, foster learning and respect for diverse artistic practices, and recommend an artist proposal for the proposed site.
Business and Arts NL is committed to paying artist fees in accordance with CARFAC’s guidelines. Committee members will be paid $335 for a half-day’s consultation, including reviewing the applications in advance and a 90 minute meeting.
Interested in joining us? Please submit a CV and a statement of interest (written or video) as follows:
Written and video submissions should address the following:
- Why are you interested in this opportunity?
- Why are you qualified to contribute in this manner?
- What makes for a great piece of public art?
Video submissions should last no longer than 5 minutes. Assessors will not listen past the 5-minute mark.
Please submit your applications to: firstname.lastname@example.org no later than December 6, 2022.
How are works being proposed for consideration?
The submission form, including what information is being collected about proposed works can be found here. We expect no more than 6 applications per site.
What’s your timeline like?
Once committee members have been selected, we’ll give you one-two weeks to review the materials, and then set a committee meeting in mid December.
How many committee members will there be?
We’re seeking 4 individuals, one for each site, to join the project curator, two Business and Arts staff members, as well as the site stakeholders.
Contact Lynn @ email@example.com