Public Art Project | Make it Visible

Crohn's & Colitis Foundation

Entry Deadline: Jul. 27

3010 Westchester Avenue, Suite 106
Purchase, NY 10577
PHONE 914-812-8999

Public Art Project
Posted on June 28, 2018 by the Crohn’s & Colitis Foundation Fairfield/Westchester Chapter

Artist Opportunity
The Crohn’s & Colitis Foundation (“Foundation”) is seeking proposals from artists to create a piece of art to be displayed in a TBD public space to raise awareness of the 3.1million Americans who are suffering with Crohn’s disease & ulcerative colitis. The work of art called “Make it Visible” will bring visibility to the public of those suffering with these invisible diseases. Deadline for receipt of full bid proposal to include a first draft rendering is July 24, 2018.

Project budget for this installation is $1,000, and is inclusive of all costs of installation/de-installation, permits, site restoration, and transportation. The selected artist will receive a $1,000 stipend in addition to the project budget. Submissions will be accepted starting June 28, 2018 and ending on July 24, 2018. Work in any medium will be considered. Artists will be asked to develop a line itemized budget as part of proposal submission.

Background: The mission of the Crohn’s & Colitis Foundation is to cure Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis, and to improve the quality of life of children and adults affected by these diseases. Crohn’s disease & ulcerative colitis are chronic inflammatory bowel diseases which affect the digestive tract, cause pain, bloody diarrhea, anemia, exhaustion and often lead to surgery. Many people with these diseases do not talk about them because of the nature of the symptoms. Therefore many people are unaware of someone who is suffering because on the outside they might look great. This is why it is an invisible disease. We would like to raise awareness of these diseases with a public piece of art which will “Make it Visible” to the public that there are people suffering with IBD every day and probable right in front of them. We would like to feature at least 40 patients in this piece of art.

Concept of Artwork: Combining strong visual appeal with a well-thought out concept, the art will serve as a way to raise public awareness of these diseases. We plan to have an unveiling reception with members of the community and media coverage. The function of this project is to make these invisible diseases visible and provide the opportunity for people to talk about these diseases.

Project Budget: The selected artist will be required to sign a contract with the Foundation that defines his/her responsibilities and review process during execution; the selected artist will receive an honorarium of $1,000 for the completed and delivered form, provided execution is consistent with submitted and selected design. An additional $1,000 will be provided for materials.

Eligibility: This is open to all local artists, designers and students from the age of 16 up.
Selection Process: A selection panel including representatives from the Foundation will evaluate each artist’s submission and select one artist (or artist team). Selected work will be based on the following criteria:
• Artistic excellence, innovation, creativity and originality as demonstrated in submitted materials
The completed piece will remain the property the Crohn’s & Colitis Foundation including any copyrights and distribution rights thereto.
Important Dates:
• Application Deadline: July 24, 2018
• Selection Panel Determination of Winning Designs: August 20, 2018
• Work to be completed by: January 2019 with an unveiling date of March 2019

Application Procedures: Applicants must submit:
• A preliminary to-scale rendering of your proposed design. The proposal should be executed in full color and detail. May be submitted electronically or in hard copy.
• Renderings must be mounted neatly on poster board, ¼” foam core or other durable presentation material. Each board should not exceed 11” x 14”; you may use as many 11” x 14” sections as necessary to fully render, to-scale, and show details.
• A written proposal describing your design and explaining your choice of imagery, symbols, materials, etc. (no more than one page).
• Include Resume or Biographical Information, plus up to 3 images of prior work.

Please mail packet with all materials to Crohn’s & Colitis Foundation
3010 Westchester Avenue, Suite 106, Purchase, NY 10577
or email to Lisa Schwerdt at [email protected]

Please note: REPRODUCTION RIGHTS: As a condition of entry, artist grants the Crohn’s & Colitis Foundation the right in perpetuity to publish, display, reproduce or otherwise use accepted designs on its websites and in materials such as a catalogue, press releases, publications, brochures, leaflets, radio or television announcements, or other printed or electronic media for advertising, education and publicity, as it sees fit. Selected artist agrees to sign any documents that may be necessary to effect the assignment of ownership rights.

Entry Errors
The Foundation is not responsible for lost, late, incomplete, damaged, stolen or invalid, submissions nor for electronic transmission errors resulting in omission, interruption, deletion, defect, delay in operations or transmission, theft or destruction or unauthorized access to or alterations of artist’s submissions, or for technical, network, electronic, computer, hardware or software malfunctions or limitations of any kind, or inaccurate transmissions of or failure to receive entry information by the Foundation on account of technical problems or traffic congestion on the Internet or at any Web site or any combination thereof. Further, the Foundation reserves sole discretion to disqualify any individual who tampers with the entry process, and to cancel, terminate, modify or suspend the Project. Foundation reserves the right to select winners from eligible submissions received before the application deadline.

Conditions of Participation: The Foundation reserves the right in its sole discretion, to modify the terms and conditions of the Public Art Project, cancel, terminate, and/or suspend the project and to disqualify any artist that tampers with the entry process, violates these official rules, or acts in a disruptive or unsportsmanlike manner. Without limiting the foregoing, the Foundation may reject any submission, if in the Foundation’s sole judgment, the artist has been disqualified, has questionable eligibility or is otherwise ineligible to enter or participate. CAUTION: ANY PERSON WHO ATTEMPTS DELIBERATELY TO UNDERMINE THE LEGITIMATE OPERATION OF THIS PROJECT MAY BE SUBJECT TO CIVIL AND/OR CRIMINAL PENALTIES AND FINES; SPONSOR RESERVES THE RIGHT TO SEEK DAMAGES FROM ANY SUCH PERSON TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW.
Except where prohibited, artists hereby grant the Foundation the right to use their names, likenesses, voices, opinions and biographical information for publicity or promotional purposes without compensation or further permission.

Governing Law
All issues and questions concerning the construction, validity, interpretation and enforceability of these official rules or the rights and obligations of artists or Foundation in connection with the Public Art Project shall be governed by and construed in accordance with the internal laws of the state of New York, without giving effect to any choice of law or conflict of law rules or provisions.

Artists may send his/her questions to [email protected] . Please include your phone number for a quicker and more detailed response.
Artist bears the entire risk of loss or damage to the work during design, fabrication, packing, shipping, and installation. Artist is responsible for costs associated with travel, anticipated engineering costs, materials, fabrication, shipping, installation, insurance and contingencies. Installation of the work is to be completed no later than March 2019. Artist must provide and maintain insurance to cover claims for damages for personal injury, bodily injury (including wrongful death), and property damage. The artist shall require all subcontractors to provide and maintain insurance.
For maintenance purposes the artist is required to supply a description of anticipated maintenance requirements for the proposed work(s) of art, including but not limited to instructions regarding cleaning of materials, routine maintenance procedures, and methods and instructions for minimizing the effects of weather and other risks of damage.

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