Tuesday, June 23, 2009

Opportunity: Silo Project

The Silo Project - Sponsored by Bakehouse Art Complex

Deadline for applications: September 1st, 2009

Applications must be received no later than 5:00 pm at the Bakehouse Art Complex at 561 NW 32nd Street, Miami, FL 33127

The Bakehouse Art Complex (BAC) is commissioning one artist to create a public art design/installation for the two historical flour silos on its premises.

The Bakehouse Art Complex presents The Silo Project. The BAC is looking for an individual to transform its 2 historical Flour Silos (dating back to the 1930s) into a significant community landmark. Each silo has a circumference of 35′ and is 41′ high. It is an opportunity for local artists to participate and gain experience in public art installation, while adding vitality to the Wynwood Arts District.

As these Silos can be seen from I-95 where traffic exceeds 250,000 daily, visibility for this chosen artist will be very high. This project will receive national attention to this historic building located in this growing arts district.

Artists are encouraged to be creative in their selection of materials and subject, while considering safety and maintenance requirements.


October 15th 2009 - January 15th 2010
Chosen project will take place and completed within this time frame.
Duration of the exhibition is a minimum of 3 years.

Any working artist, resident of the United States is eligible to submit an application.


The artist chosen to complete the project will receive an honorarium of $2,500

The project will be identified with the artist’s name, title of work, and any interpretive information on a plaque next to the silos.

Artists name will be listed on all promotional publications

Artist will be provided a studio space on campus for the duration of the installation to keep equipment and materials needed to complete the project

Originality of proposal
Ability of the proposal to be executed within the given budget and time
Ability of the proposal to meet public and environmental safety codes
Compliance to guidelines and submission requirements
Designs that include advertising, logos or overt political, religious, or sexual
messages will not be considered.

The BAC will have the right to graphically reproduce accepted through print, film or any other electronic media for documentary, educational and promotional purposes. The duration of the installation period will be video-taped and streamed live on the Bakehouse website for the public to view.

The BAC will cover up to $2,000 in the budget, anything exceeding said amount will be the responsibility of the chosen artist. Budget considerations will factor into the selection process. A contract will need to be signed at time of acceptance by chosen artist.

Ongoing communication with the staff of the BAC regarding project status and site needs
Execution of all proposed plans
Project proposals must be original , and not formerly produced or presented
Proposals should be designed with materials that are able to accommodate weather, potential vandalism, and public interaction


To apply, each artist must submit 2 collated copies of the following materials:

1. Cover letter describing interest in project
2. Narrative description of the project (no more than 1 page) including conceptual intent, materials, method of execution and dates.
3. Project sketch, model or simulation (Please just one of the three options)
4. Project budget (projected expenses: materials and supplies)
5. Resume
6. Examples of current work - CD with digital images in JPEG format.
7. Application fee of $40.00 made payable to the Bakehouse Art Complex.


Please email info@bacfl.org for any further questions.

For Additional Information: http://www.bacfl.org/siloproject.html
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