|Established as a park in 1954, Crawford Memorial Park is a 265 acre multi-use park containing a two-mile walking trail, eight soccer fields, three softball fields, a pavilion and a playground in southeast Dallas.
A maintenance service facility is also located in the northern section of the park. The south-western sector is heavily wooded and is not currently programmed. The park’s western edge is bordered by a neighborhood of single family homes with two distinct entry points.
SCOPE OF PUBLIC ART MASTER PLANNING The Park and Recreation Department of the City of Dallas will begin a Master Planning process in fall 2010 which will last for 7-8 months.
The Master Planning Phase will include the participation of an artist or artist-team in
- 2-3 neighborhood meetings,
- Interviews with key stake holders
- 2-3 meetings with the Planning and Design committee of the Park Board,
- Planning discussions by conference call or email with the master planning team over a period of eight months.
The Master Planning Phase will include a review and discussion of:
- Vehicular Circulation and Parking
- Trails, Trailhead Facilities and Park Features (i.e. overlooks, nodes, bridge locations, etc.)
- Park Access and Pedestrian Circulation (including multi-modal access options)
- Sports / Athletic Facilities
- Skate Park
- Service Center (potential onsite or offsite relocation)
- Recreation Center (architecture to be consistent identity)
- Family Aquatics Center (architecture to be consistent identity)
- Indoor Rental Facility (architecture to be consistent identity)
- (3) Open Air Pavilions (architecture to be consistent identity)
- Natural Amphitheater
- Prairie Creek Embankment Restoration Strategy
- Lake(s) and dam(s) location and layout (including preliminary review of regulatory requirements)
- Landscape Preservation and Restoration Strategy
- Infrastructure requirements
- Design Guidelines for the Park Plan
At the conclusion of the Master-Planning Phase the artist or artist-team will submit a written Public Art Master Plan outlining the process, the findings of the process and the planning recommendations for public art at Crawford Memorial Park.
The next phase will be a Design Phase will require the artist or artist-team to incorporate the findings of the Public Art Master Plan and to work with the design team over a period of approximately 12 months. At this time a new RFQ will be issued.
The final phase will be an Implementation Phase which will include, fabrication and installation of Public Art in Crawford Memorial Park. The timeline for the Implementation Phase has not been determined at this time. The budget for Design and Implementation is expected to be $338,000.
A panel comprised of arts professionals and community representatives will review qualified submissions. In early August 2010, a small group of artists will be short-listed for the project and each artist will be requested to provide a site specific concept based on an investigation of the park. Each artist selected will receive a stipend of $2,000 to cover costs of visiting the site and producing a 2D public art concept proposal for the park. The site-specific proposals will be used to assess the artist’s creative process and approach to the master planning process, but will not necessarily be a part of the final master plan. Short-listed artists will present their proposal to the selection committee in early September 2010 and one artist or artist-team will be selected for review and approval by the Public Art Committee and the Cultural Affairs Commission and other city agencies as required.
BUDGET The Master-Planning budget of up to $25,000 must cover all costs associated with the participation in the master-planning process and development of a master plan for public art including but not limited to artist’s fee, travel, lodging and per diem, insurance, materials, shop drawings, engineer’s fees and drawings, any graphic design and miscellaneous supplies.
All professional artists are eligible to apply, except for artists currently under contract with the City of Dallas Public Art Program, employees of the City of Dallas, their spouses, members of the Public Art Committee, or any consultants under contract for any phase of these projects are ineligible. The City of Dallas Cultural Policy prohibits undergraduate students from being considered for Public Art projects.
Additional qualifications include:
· Demonstrated successful completion of a major park project or project of commensurate size and scope,
· Demonstrated ability to work with a design team and landscape designers to develop a master plan for the park, tentatively scheduled for Fall 2010-January 2011
· Ability to work on a design phase for the public art component of the park, based on the master plan, tentatively scheduled for February 2011-Spring 2012.
· Ability to attend scheduled 2-3 community and 2-3 design team meetings in Dallas.
SUBMITTAL MATERIALS –electronic submissions only (email –total file size not to exceed 2MB, link to website, or CD mailed to address below)
1. Professional resume
2. JPEG images of five recent works with image list: title, date, media, dimensions
3. JPEG images of previous Public Art or Park projects of commensurate scope.
4. Letter outlining qualifications, interest and ability to complete the project.
5. Names and contact information of three references.
SEND SUBMISSIONS TO:
SEND INQUIRIES TO:
Kendall Ferguson at firstname.lastname@example.org
Public Art Coordinator
1925 Elm Street
Dallas, Texas 75201