SHINE ON SHORT VINE
Request for Proposals

CANCELLED FOR 2020

Project Description

Clifton Cultural Arts Center (CCAC), in partnership with the Short Vine Association, presents Shine on Short Vine, a curated exhibition of outdoor public light art installations in the Short Vine entertainment district. The month-long exhibition will take place from November 6 – 30, 2020, with works lit from 5 – 10pm nightly. In addition to the installations, CCAC will program four evenings of events based around the installations.

Committee Review Process

In addition to CCAC, a project steering committee has been selected to review and approve the artwork for the project. They are made up of individuals that represent neighborhood stakeholder organizations and resident groups.

  • Short Vine Association (TBD)
  • Corryville Community Council (TBD)
  • Corryville Recreation Center (TBD)

Between 9 – 18 awards will be granted by CCAC and the Committee.

Project and Installation Sites

Projects and installations will be placed throughout the Short Vine Entertainment District. Sidewalks, vacant storefronts, and overhead streetlights/archways will also be considered. See appendix for site photos.

Eligibility

Artists must be ages 18+ to apply. All submitted concept proposals must be the artist’s own work.

Timeline

March 2020
Launch Call for Artists (3/11/20)

May 2020
Close Call for Artists (5/15/20)
Artists Chosen and Notified (5/29/20)

July  2020
Site Walk-Through with Artists
Final Designs Due

August  2020
City Permitting (if needed)

September 2020    
Fabrication, Installation Plans Confirmed

October 2020
Installation Begins

November 2020
Installation Ends
Shine on Short Vine

Budget Parameters

Your proposal should include a budget breakdown that is within $250 – $5,000 as a total project budget to complete your concept. Total budget should include artist fees, materials and supplies, fabrication, installation, maintenance/upkeep, and insurance.

  • SMALL INSTALLATION: 5 – 10 installations funded in the $250 – $500 range.
    • Will utilize sidewalks, vacant storefronts, overhead street lights/archways.
    • Must contain a light element.
    • Examples: glow-in-the-dark sidewalk art, paper lanterns or sculptures.
  • MEDIUM INSTALLATION: 2 – 4 installations funded in the $1,000 – $2,499 range.
    • Will utilize vacant storefronts, overhead street lights/archways, small plazas
    • Must contain a light element and should be interactive in nature.
    • Must be affixed securely to the built or natural environment.
    • Examples: storefront window illumination or projection, temporary blacklight murals.
  • LARGE INSTALLATION: 2 – 4 installations funded in the $2,500 – $5,000 range.
    • Will utilize large plazas.
    • Must contain a light element and be interactive in nature.
    • Must be affixed securely to the built or natural environment.
    • Examples: large-scale light-based installation.

Between 9 – 18 awards will be granted by CCAC and the Committee. While CCAC will be funding proposals from each category, the majority of projects will be funded at the Small Installation level.

Sustainability Plan

Artist(s) are encouraged to have a sustainability plan for their installation at the conclusion of the exhibition.

Safety and Liability

By submitting this proposal, the artist(s) confirm that their concept does not impede egress in the Short Vine Business District. Artist(s) also understand that Shine on Short Vine is an outdoor exhibition, and that they are responsible for maintaining their installation throughout the duration of the exhibition.

Submission Instructions

Complete the online Artist Information and Application Form in full. Multiple concepts by one artist/artist group will be accepted, but each concept must be submitted separately. Failure to complete all required fields will result in disqualification from the opportunity.

Questions?

Contact Emalene Benson at emalene.benson@cliftonculturalarts.org or 513-497-2860.

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