Position Description LAND studio seeks a temporary staff member who is excited to enhance the urban environment through planning and promotion of public spaces and public art in Summer 2018. This position is intended to last 10-12 weeks, with the official length of the engagement depending upon the availability of the selected candidate. Working directly with Cleveland residents and organizational partners, the selected candidate will serve as staff support in the development of public space and artwork installation initiatives throughout Cleveland neighborhoods and in public settings. The ideal candidate for this position will have excellent graphics skills and familiarity with the Adobe Creative Suite. Please submit a portfolio with graphic design work and writing sample along with a resume and cover letter to email@example.com. LAND will begin reviewing applications on April 13, 2018 and will continue until the position is filled. Specific duties may include (but are not limited to): § Coordinating project calendars, meetings, and partners § Supporting program, marketing, and development staff in a variety of capacities § Creating content for printed and online materials, such as newsletters, emails, letters, etc. § Providing marketing support (social media, events, annual campaign, etc.) § Preparing meeting materials § Creating project presentations § Organization/categorization of project and/or grant materials § Attendance at meetings § Daily communication with staff leadership Desired Characteristics § Ability to work within a team § Able to take direction and feedback on production of work materials § Capable of working closely with a variety of people (artists, business owners, government, area residents) § Willingness to work on several projects at a time § Able to ask for feedback and help with prioritization of work § Strong communication skills (verbal, written, visual) § Demonstrates a willingness to learn § Ability to handle physical nature of public programming and/or events (set-up assistance, moving of materials, etc.) § Proficiency in the Adobe Creative Suite
The INTER|URBAN is seeking artists to contribute new works to the program. 25 artists will be selected to create artwork to be displayed on Cleveland’s public transit rail cars, turning 25 train cars into moving galleries. Artworks will be printed on vinyl and installed on train car windows. If selected, artists will be asked to use one of the following pieces of literature as their inspiration: 1. The Negro Speaks of Rivers, Langston Hughes 2. The Great Migration, Isabel Wilkerson 3. The Fortunes, Peter Ho Davies 4. Far From the Tree, Andrew Solomon 5. The Gay Revolution: The Story of the Struggle, Lillian Faderman Compensation: $1,500 Artist Fee SUBMISSION REQUIREMENTS: Portfolio submissions must be received by April 30, 2018 at 5:00pm EDT. Please follow the link below to submit: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/DK9BQ3H For consideration, please submit: 1) A portfolio (website, Instagram, or other digital portfolio) Anticipated Timeline: Application Due: April 30, 2018 Portfolio Review: May 17, 2018 Artists Notified: May 21, 2018 Sketch Concepts Due: June 11, 2018 Final Artwork Due: July 1, 2018 Artwork Installation: End of August 2018 For questions, contact Joe Lanzilotta at firstname.lastname@example.org with subject line: INTER|URBAN RFP. ABOUT INTER|URBAN The INTER|URBAN launched in 2016 with the creation of 18 murals and public art exhibitions between the airport and downtown along Greater Cleveland Regional Transit Authority’s Red Line. The INTER|URBAN connects a broad, public audience to Anisfield-Wolf Book Award-winning literature that confronts race, racism, and cultural differences. It is an ongoing collaboration between the Greater Cleveland Regional Transit Authority (RTA), LAND studio (LAND), the Anisfield-Wolf Book Awards, and the Cleveland Foundation. All artists are encouraged to submit their digital portfolio! To learn more about the project, past installations, and the artists involved, click here!
The Northeast Ohio Regional Sewer District (NEORSD)’s Project Clean Lake is a multi-decade, $3 billion infrastructure program that aims to greatly reduce the amount of sewage and dangerous run-off that currently enters Lake Erie. This program is comprised of a series of large, multi-year projects throughout NEORSD’s service area that will result in a significant decrease in the amount of sewage and other storm-related contaminants polluting Lake Erie—ultimately resulting in a cleaner, safer, more sustainable, and more beautiful lake, streams, and beaches. NEORSD is interested in both mitigating these construction sites and promoting a better public understanding of the positive environmental impacts of NEORSD’s sustainability efforts. To these ends, NEORSD has partnered with LAND studio (LAND) and the Trust for Public Land (TPL) to provide opportunities for artists and designers to create new works of public art that respond to NEORSD’s environmental goals, beautify construction sites, create amenities when construction is completed, and provide information to residents, ratepayers, and others. Because NEORSD is working on a number of projects across its service area, the depth and scope of these public art projects are anticipated to vary, depending on location, visibility, accessibility, and other factors. Ambler Park—Construction Fencing Currently, NEORSD, TPL, and LAND are seeking artists and designers who are interested in creating designs that will wrap the construction fencing along the site frontage of Martin Luther King Jr. Drive at the Ambler Park project site, which is located at the nexus of Stokes Boulevard, Fairhill Road and Martin Luther King, Jr. Drive. Ambler Park, also known as Rudy Rogers Park, is located along the Doan Brook, which runs from the Shaker Lakes to Lake Erie, and connects Cleveland’s Buckeye-Shaker, University Circle, Glenville, and St. Clair neighborhoods, along with Cleveland Heights and Shaker Heights. The full extent of the graphic installation will be determined on the required site walk, however, they may be as long as 200 linear feet. Ambler Park is one of three sites in the area where artistic fence wrapping will be designed and installed. The construction fencing surrounds the project site and is directly adjacent to the recently completed Lake to Lakes Trail, which is a multipurpose trail that connects the Shaker Lakes, University Circle, Rockefeller Park, and Lake Erie. The artwork that is applied to the construction fencing will be digitally printed and professionally installed around the perimeter of the construction site. Because the artwork will be printed digitally, this competition is open to artists of a variety of mediums. The artist/designer/team that is selected for this project will develop a public art project that both reflects Project CleanLake’s goals and connects to the surrounding community in meaningful ways. NEORSD, LAND, and TPL staff will be available to assist in coordinating the selected artist/designer/team. NEORSD Messages Understanding NEORSD priorities around Project Clean Lake messaging is critical in relating the story of the NEORSD’s investment and its positive impact on Lake Erie. Here are concepts for the artist/designer/team to consider and be inspired by: •Everything flows downhill to Lake Erie. •NEORSD construction projects like this capture and keep millions of gallons of rain water out of the sewer system, reducing sewer overflows (pollution). •Good clean-water stewardship: we all play a role in keeping our Great Lake great (no dumping or littering). •The “WOW” factor: how this project does what it does (i.e. the science behind it). •Discovering the stream systems that run throughout our city.
The City of Shaker Heights is requesting qualifications from artists or teams of artists interested in producing works of public art in the Van Aken District. Phase 1 of the $120M transformation of a vacant retail plaza and parking lot into a vibrant, mixed-use downtown will open in summer 2018. The Van Aken District is the transit-oriented commercial extension of historic residential neighborhoods; public art will be the connective tissue between old and new. The City’s 2016 Van Aken District Connections Plan (http://shakeronline.com/departments/planning/vanaken) specifically called for public art set within a network of bicycle and pedestrian amenities to create a vibrant downtown district. Public art will draw people into and help define the new district. This investment builds on Shaker Heights’ history of integrating the arts into its diverse community spaces and neighborhoods. The recently completed Van Aken District Public Art Action Strategy further refines community goals and vision for art in the district. To celebrate the opening of the Van Aken District, the City of Shaker Heights is seeking qualifications from artists or teams of artists interested in developing a public art project to be installed in fall 2018. The City of Shaker Heights intends this to be the first of several public art investments in the district over the next few years. Four potential locations for this artwork installation have been identified: 1. Greenspace at the NE corner of the Farnsleigh Road/ Chagrin Boulevard intersection 2. Shaker Plaza: west wall facing Farnsleigh Road 3. Parking garage: top level wall facing Warrensville Center Road 4. Lucy’s Sweet Surrender: east wall facing Warrensville Center Road PROCESS AND TIMELINE Artists’ qualifications will be reviewed by the City of Shaker Heights Public Art Committee, which is comprised of residents active in the local arts community. Through this process, it is expected that one artist will be selectedto develop an artwork proposal(s). To help refine the proposal for final approval by the Public Art Committee, the selected artist will be given a site tour, meet with the Van Aken District project team, participate in a community conversation and be provided with other background materials. TIMELINE The selection-process timeline will be as follows: • April 18: Release of Request for Qualifications (RFQ) • May 11: Submissions due • May 25: Artist selection • June 2018: Community conversation • September 2018: Artwork installation