Call for Artists

Contact Emails:
andrea@archframing.com
leslie.song@archframing.com

Call Type: Proposal

Eligibility: Artists within the St. Louis Metropolitan Area

Entry Deadline: 7/31/2020, by 5:00pm Central

REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS

Square seeks proposals for art to be displayed throughout the renovated space at 900 N. Tucker, the former Post-Dispatch Headquarters. The North Tucker building, originally completed in 1931 and then sold to the Post-Dispatch in 1959, is an example of Art-Deco design for industrial buildings.

ABOUT SQUARE

Square believes everyone should be able to participate and thrive in the economy. No one should be left out because the cost is too great or the technology too complex. So, we’re building tools to empower and enrich people. Tools that shorten the distance between having an idea and making a living from it – because we believe in fair and square. We started with a little white card reader but haven’t stopped there. Let’s shorten the distance between having an idea and making a living from it. We’re here to help sellers of all sizes start, run, and grow their business – and helping them grow their business is good business for everyone.

GOALS & VISIONS FOR THE ART

  • Artistically express how you, as the artist, interpret Square’s mission of economic empowerment, while reflecting the region’s rich culture and diversity.
  • Explore the intersection between economic empowerment, the legacy of the newspaper industry, and the evolution of technology.
  • NOTE: The Square logo should not be included in the art piece. We are excited to see interpretations of the purpose of economic empowerment – branding is not an essential element.

SELECTION CRITERIA

The selection committee will consider all submissions based on the following criteria:

  • Completed application materials (as outlined in the submission process)
  • Originality, creativity, and concept as it relates to economic empowerment
  • Appropriateness for an interior workplace
  • Artist Statement

VISUAL ART SIZE

The sizes to accommodate local art range from 106’ – 1,267’ square feet. All visual media, styles, and techniques are invited.

AUDIENCE

The visual art content should be suitable and appropriate for an interior workplace.

ELIGIBILITY

Open to artists of all ages and artistic media – within the St. Louis Metropolitan area.

TIMELINE

Submission Deadline

Proposals must be received by 5PM on Friday, July 31st, 2020 to be considered.

Selection of Artists – August

Proposals will be selected and artists will be notified of selections in August 2020.

Installation Begins November 9th, 2020

Artists are expected to complete their pieces and be able to coordinate installation themselves or by their own installers through November and December of 2020.

SUBMISSION PROCESS

Completed applications MUST INCLUDE the following information:

  • Contact information – include website and social media, if available.
  • Curriculum Vitae (CV) or Resume and Artist Statement.
  • A brief statement of your vision for the proposed space.
  • A sketch or rendering of the proposed art (reminder: spaces available for art range from 106-1,267 sq. ft.).
  • 5-10 portfolio examples of previous work with an image list corresponding to the submitted images.
    • Title, date, media, and dimensions must be included.
  • A Compensation Proposal – As part of the application, the artist must provide a compensation proposal for executing their artwork. Please include all costs including time, materials, and any additional costs needed to complete the piece.
  • An installation proposal – If selected, artists will be required to arrange the installation of their piece.
  • List of three professional references – Name, phone number, email address, and relationship to the artist required.

Submit proposals as a PDF via email to Leslie Song at: leslie.song@archframing.com

Entry Deadline:  Proposals must be received by 5PM on Friday, July 31st, 2020 to be considered.