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Bladensburg Branch Library: Bowspirit Figurehead - General Project Information  
Prince George's Arts and Humanities Council in partnership with Prince George's County Memorial Libray System is seeking to commission a local artist to create an original sculpture for the newly constructed Bladensburg Library. The original branch was dedicated on October 21, 1978, in a 1920’s-era building that had formerly been the Bladensburg Elementary School and then the Board of Education Media Center. It will be a 22,834 square-foot building – almost three times the size of the original building. This will be the first PGCMLS facility that has been certified as Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design Silver.

  
Application Deadline:  June 30, 2022 (Download PDF of RFQ)
Artwork Location & Design Values: (See Additional Resources below)

  • The figurehead should be approximately 5’ in overall stature extending from the first-floor level to the underside of the floor above
  • A 3-dimensional sculpture casted or carved at an appropriate scale, in proportion to the ‘ship’ structure it accents
  • The finish of the sculpture should be  durable, and the vibrant pigmentation of the piece should complement the overall interior design of the facility

Project Budget: $62,000
Project budget includes artist design fee, materials, fabrication, installation, travel and any other project expenses.

Eligibility: 

  • Professional artist(s) and design professionals are invited to apply as individuals or teams
  • Candidates must demonstrate collaborative, project team experience working with other artists and design professionals (engineers, architects, environmental and urban planners, or landscape architects) and direct experience with interior artwork creation


Selection Process & Criteria:
After the submission deadline, Prince George’s County Arts and Humanities public art staff will convene an Art Advisory Committee composed of representatives of the community, artist/design professionals, and project team members. The Art Advisory Committee will screen submissions to establish a qualified candidate pool to be considered for this commission. These pre-qualified artists and/or artist teams will be presented to the County-appointed Arts in Public Places (AIPP) Panel will decide on the final contract award. Prince George’s Arts and Humanities Council serves as the County’s AIPP program manager overseeing contract issuance and deliverables and overall project management.

  1. Artistic merit as evidenced by a submitted digital representation of past work samples
  2. Appropriateness of the artist’s medium, style,
  3. and previous professional experience as they relate to the public goals and design values of this project
  4. Experience with projects of similar scale and scope, including a demonstrated ability to successfully collaborate with public agencies, engage in a successful public review process, work well with diverse community groups, and plan and carry out successful community engagement activities
  5. Artist's ability to successfully work within the project timeline and budget

Additional Resources:
Reference Image: Sculpture location

BBL Bowspirit Figurehead 

Reference Image: Sketch by Dulce Munoz-Duarte, PGCMLS

Reference Image 



Color Scheme

Color Scheme 1 


Color Scheme 2 

Anticipated Timeline:
Submission of Qualifications - Jun 30, 2022
Award of Contract - July 2022
Projected Installation - November 2022
Questions? Please contact:
Rhonda Dallas at publicart@pgahc.org

Bladensburg Branch Library: Bowspirit Figurehead - General Project Information  
Prince George's Arts and Humanities Council in partnership with Prince George's County Memorial Library System is seeking to commission a local artist to create an original wall art installation for the newly constructed Bladensburg Branch Library. The original branch was dedicated on October 21, 1978, in a 1920’s-era building that had formerly been the Bladensburg Elementary School and then the Board of Education Media Center. It will be a 22,834 square-foot building – almost three times the size of the original building. This will be the first PGCMLS facility that has been certified as Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design Silver.

Application Deadline:  June 30, 2022 (Download PDF of RFQ)

Artwork Location & Design Values: (See Additional Resources below)

  • The size of the piece should be 6' W x 12’ H, filling a two-story wall
  • The piece may be one large panel, or a series of smaller panels
  • The lower edge of the artwork shall be mounted at 8’ A.F.F., aligning with the perimeter sill of the exterior wall
  • The artwork should be dynamic and abstract, avoiding harsh lines & defined objects, keeping  with the fluidity of water and the theme of exploration


Project Budget: $62,000
Project budget includes artist design fee, materials, fabrication, installation, travel and any other project expenses.

Eligibility: 

  • Professional artist(s) and design professionals are invited to apply as individuals or teams
  • Candidates must demonstrate collaborative, project team experience working with other artists and design professionals (engineers, architects, environmental and urban planners, or landscape architects) and direct experience with interior artwork creation



Selection Process & Criteria:
After the submission deadline, Prince George’s County Arts and Humanities public art staff will convene an Art Advisory Committee composed of representatives of the community, artist/design professionals, and project team members. The Art Advisory Committee will screen submissions to establish a qualified candidate pool to be considered for this commission. These pre-qualified artists and/or artist teams will be presented to the County-appointed Arts in Public Places (AIPP) Panel will decide on the final contract award. Prince George’s Arts and Humanities Council serves as the County’s AIPP program manager overseeing contract issuance and deliverables and overall project management.

  1. Artistic merit as evidenced by a submitted digital representation of past work samples
  2. Appropriateness of the artist’s medium, style,
  3. and previous professional experience as they relate to the public goals and design values of this project
  4. Experience with projects of similar scale and scope, including a demonstrated ability to successfully collaborate with public agencies, engage in a successful public review process, work well with diverse community groups, and plan and carry out successful community engagement activities
  5. Artist's ability to successfully work within the project timeline and budget


Additional Resources:
Reference Image: Wall Installation Location

Wall Installation Location 


 Reference Image: Decorative Panels at  Service Desk  

Service Desk Panels 

Reference Image: Decorative Panels at Fireplace  


Decorative Panels at Fireplace 


Color Scheme

 

Anticipated Timeline:
Submission of Qualifications - Jun 30, 2022
Award of Contract - July 2022
Projected Installation - November 2022
Questions? Please contact:
Rhonda Dallas at publicart@pgahc.org

The Prince George's Arts and Humanities Council looks to showcase the diverse artistic and scholarly disciplines active in Prince George's County, Maryland. While our physical programs are on hold in support and compliance with the State's efforts to minimize the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, we turn to our screens for connection. 

If you are interested in showcasing your work for dispersal on our social media platforms please complete the form below. Please note, all work must be family-friendly. There may be no suggestive or explicit content nor language. 

Additionally, all programs must be prerecorded and go through a vetting process with the exception of our Studio Visits. Studio Visits will require a pre studio visit with PGAHC Senior Program Manager. Thereafter, we will determine the best platform to show your visual artworks with audience questions and feedback in real-time. 

Types of Programs

Studio Visit: 30-minute program, artists tour their studio and discuss their practice, current references,  show final works and works in progress for a live audience. Artists will respond to inquiries in real-time.

PGAHC TV: 

  • 5-10 minute prerecording live performance of presentation (literary, craft, etc.) for display at PGAHC social media channels. 
  • 10-20 minute workshops are also encouraged. For the workshops, please be considerate of the use of simple, readily available materials. Please consider interactive instruction that may be feasible for varied learning styles and physical abilities. 
  • Short films of no longer than 15 minutes in length may submit content.

Lecture: 10-30 minute presentation of scholarly merit; to include research on exhibitions, historical trends, theoretic framing, and artist retrospectives as it pertains to the visual and literary arts. Additionally, space for essayists to present written or auditory works. 

For inclusion in the weekly schedule, submissions must be shared by 11:59p the following Thursday. This is an ongoing program, so if you miss a week, please submit the following week. 

Please forward all questions and concerns to Senior Program Manager, Maleke Glee. Mglee@pgahc.org  

OVERVIEW

The Prince George's Community College, Center for the Performing Arts Community Voucher Program is a partnership established by the Prince George’s Arts and Humanities Council (PGAHC), Prince George’s Community College Foundation (OIA) and Prince George’s Community College, Center for Performing Arts (PGCC CPA) to expand performing arts opportunities in the Prince George’s County community by offering non-profit organizations and artists affordable options for staging performances at PGCC CPA. Smaller arts and cultural organizations and artists traditionally have been unable to afford the high rental costs of rehearsal and performance productions in high quality performing arts facilities, impacting both the quality as well as the ability to reach new audiences. PGAHC is committed to building and developing strategic partnerships to expand access as well as heighten awareness of all art forms and cultural assets in and beyond Prince George’s County.

BIPOC artists and BIPOC owned / led organizations that serve those communities are strongly encouraged to apply.

MISSION

Expand opportunities for performing art events to Prince George’s County community by providing financial assistance to Prince George’s County non-profit organizations and artists for rental expenses incurred when staging performances at the PGCC CPA.

GOALS

  • Build strategic partnerships that expand equitable access to, as well as heighten awareness of all art forms, cultural expression by its creative community and cultural assets in Prince George’s County.
  • Increase exposure of Prince George’s County non-profit cultural organizations and artists by providing an opportunity to stage performing arts performances that are cost-effective and can be enjoyed by the Prince George’s County community.

APPLICATION  

(Download PDF guidelines at www.pgahc.org/grants) 

This Program is for those planning to perform at one of venues at the PGCC Center for Performing Arts.  Applicants are strongly encouraged to contact the Center for Performing Arts prior to submitting their applications.  Applicants must complete and submit the Center for Performing Arts space request https://www.pgcc.edu/arts/plan-your-visit/rental-space/ at the time of application.   

Award: This program will provide vouchers up to 50% of total costs toward rental and services up to a maximum award of $3000 for eligible artists or art organizations. One application and one award per organization or artist will be allowed per fiscal year.

  • Productions and space can be requested and scheduled at PGCC CPA from November 1, 2021 – June 30, 2022 (based on availability of time slots at PGCC CPA)

Those awarded vouchers will work directly with the PGCC CPA to finalize the terms of their project and rental contract. · CPA space request link: https://www.pgcc.edu/arts/plan-your-visit/rental-space/

  • This voucher program supports viable projects/performances/programs adequately demonstrated to be produced between November 1, 2021 - July 30, 2022,
  • Grantees will be required to provide 25% of ticket sales at reduced or no cost for low income or under-represented populations (For example: Partnership with agencies/organizations serving special populations such as seniors, Title 1 schools, re-entry; veterans, shelters, transitional housing etc.)

Deadline: This program will accept applications on a rolling bases until funds are exhausted.  The first round of awards will be made in November 2021.  We expect to make up to 10 awards annually.

ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS

Individual Eligibility:

• Artist or arts professional aged 18 or older

• Must have residency or active studio in Prince George’s County (for at least six months prior to application)

• Must fund a project adequately demonstrated to be produced between November 1, 2021 - July 30, 2022.


Organizational Eligibility:

  • A nonprofit organization with 501 c (3) status or arts business located in Prince George’s County for the last 12 months prior to the application deadline and whose programs most directly benefit county residents
  • An organization whose PRIMARY mission is focused on providing arts or cultural activities or services. Universities, churches or other entities whose primary function is not arts related, are not eligible.
  • An organization with an annual budget that does not exceed $300,000. Preference will be given to organizations with budgets under $100,000
  • Must fund a project adequately demonstrated to be produced between November 1, 2021 - July 30, 2022.

PGAHC is committed to supporting our creative community and providing high quality cultural experiences and engagement for our residents and communities across Prince George's County.   We must keep records on our artists and vendors for its programs, to ensure compliance and make sure we inclusive in our engagement and contract obligations.  This form must be completed and submitted for payment.  Thank you very much for partnering with us! 

Prince George's Arts and Humanities Council, Inc