Iversen Center for Faith Request for Proposals
The University of St. Thomas invites artists’ proposals for new integrated artworks for the Iversen Center for Faith. Designed by Opus Design Build, L.L.C., this 23,000 square foot subterranean glass addition will create a contemporary touch to the Classical Revival architecture of the Chapel of St. Thomas Aquinas, designed by Emmanuel Masqueray in 1916.
Projects may be proposed by individual artists or collectives (in which case a lead artist must be identified in the application). Organizations, architectural and engineering firms, design firms, galleries, and public art consultants are not eligible.
Each proposal must consist of either two larger works that harmoniously complement each other, or a series of works that fit within the two locations. For location one, the work(s) must not exceed a height of 7’ by 20’ in length and a depth of 12”, and for location two, a height of 7’ by 18’ in length and a depth of 12”.
May 15, 2019: Call to Artists Opens
July 1, 2019: Application Deadline
August 1, 2019: Semifinalists Notified
October 1, 2019: Semifinalist Submission Deadline
November 1, 2019: Selected Artist Announced
November 2019 – May 2020: Project Development/Fabrication
June 2020: Artwork Installed and Unveiled (date to be confirmed)
The budget for the project will include several parts:
Proposal Fee for Semifinalists: Three semifinalists for the commission will be identified by the Iversen Center for Faith Integrated Artwork Selection Committee during the review process. Semifinalists will be invited to prepare a more detailed proposal for which they will receive a fee of $1,500.
Artist Fee for Final Project: The artist (or collective) selected for the commission will receive a one-time total fee of $15,000, payable in installments outlined in the written commission agreement for the project.
For complete call visit www.stthomas.edu/arthistory/newsandevents/news/call-to-artists.html