Prospectus #254 Native American and Alaska Native Artists Only Purchase Initiative
Call Type: Public Art
State: New Mexico
Entry Deadline: 1/24/20
The Art in Public Places program enriches New Mexico’s public spaces through an innovative and diverse public art collection.
Since its inception in 1986, the program has placed almost 3,000 works of art in all of New Mexico’s 33 counties. Our goal is to reflect the diversity of the arts in New Mexico, the Southwest, and the nation while building a dynamic public art collection for the State of New Mexico.
Through a fair and open public process, committees made up of local and regional representatives work with New Mexico Arts staff to select artwork for their communities. The Art in Public Places program also commissions large-scale projects that are designed for integration directly into the architecture of a building, or purchases existing original artwork to be placed in public buildings permanently or on loan.
The goal of the Native American and Alaska Native Artists Only Purchase Initiative is to diversify the state’s public art collection by purchasing artwork from Native artists in all stages of their careers. All media in all genres, suitable for both interior and exterior display, will be considered for purchase. Artwork must be durable, permanent, low-maintenance and in compliance with ADA guidelines upon installation.
The project is open to Native American or Alaska Native artists who reside in the United States as well as galleries in the U.S. who sell the work of Native Artists. Galleries may submit qualifications on behalf of any artist represented by the gallery, regardless of the artist’s residency, so long as the artist identifies as a member of a Native American or Alaska Native tribe or community.
Artwork will be purchased for publicly accessible buildings throughout the State of New Mexico with a specific emphasis on sites in New Mexico’s 19 pueblos and the Navajo Nation. The facilities encompass a broad range of use including, but not limited to: amphitheaters, animal shelters, community centers, courthouses, educational institutions, fire stations, healthcare facilities, recreation complexes, rest areas, senior centers, etc. Participating sites will have a total budget equal to 1% of recent capital outlay for new construction or major renovation projects. New Mexico Arts typically administers a maximum of three purchase contracts per site.
Project amounts are $1,000 – $50,000 all-inclusive. Purchase contracts will be limited to a $1,000 minimum per piece. Upon submission, the price of the artwork is considered all-inclusive of the following: materials, labor, insurance, taxes, commissions, fees, delivery, installation, travel, museum-quality framing under Plexiglas, security-hangers, pedestal for small and large three-dimensional works, Plexiglas bonnet for small three-dimensional works, project plaque, as well as written and professional photographic documentation of the artwork. The price of large exterior three-dimensional work should include site preparation and foundation. Participating sites have a predetermined 1% budget that do not allow for price fluctuations after the submission deadline. Please price the work accordingly!
Museum-quality framing, installation and project plaques must adhere to AIPP guidelines.