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The “Downtown Cleveland Living” art is being coordinated by the Sparx City Hop team in partnership with K&D, one of Downtown Cleveland’s most popular residential owners. The goal of the project is to enliven the property by bringing vibrant local art into the common areas. Submitted work should be of a size and scope to fit well into an interior space such as a lobby in a historic building. The competition is open to members of the Cleveland artist community.
PROCESS + TIMELINE:
Proposals will be accepted from March 5th to May 29th, 2020 via the online submission form only (see below). Artists may submit up to two (2) ideas and will receive a $50 stipend. One stipend covers up to 2 ideas. We will accept proposals in the form of sketches or concept drawings, with written descriptions informing what the final piece would look like. Conceptual designs may also be attached to give the jury an understanding of each submitting artist’s unique style. W9’s should also be attached into the submission form for stipend processing.
Since the final pieces will be displayed in interior space, we suggest the size be no larger than 8’ tall with a 3’ footprint if a sculptural piece; and no larger than 4’ x 4’ if a 2-dimensional piece mounted on a wall. These are general guidelines. If you are selected, we may ask that you scale the piece for the designated display space. A Committee consisting of partner representatives and the professional artist community will jury proposals that adhere to the theme and guidelines below. Three (3) artists will be selected to develop one of their sketches or concept drawings into a fully realized artwork. Artists may work in their chosen 2 or 3-dimensional medium. The final artwork will be displayed at their selected location the week of August 24, 2020, prior to the Sparx City Hop event on August 29, 2020. The selected artists will be notified the week of June 8th if their design has been chosen. The selected artists may be asked to make minor adjustments to their artwork as necessary to meet space requirements and any specifications the final exhibit space may ask for.
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