This project is being approached in two phases:
Phase 1: RFQ/RFP
The Request for Qualifications / Proposals seeks to identify artists in the region (i.e. Kentucky and contiguous states) who are interested in creating work to celebrate Lou Johnson. We are asking each artist to provide a resume, sample of work (e.g. images and/or descriptions of past work) and a cover letter. The cover letter should include the type of work to be created, the materials needed and a description of the concept proposed.
Phase 2: Commissioned Proposals
Three artists will be selected. Each will be paid $500 to further develop his/her concepts with a rendering of the proposal.
The rendered proposals of the three finalists will be displayed for the public at Whitaker Bank Ballpark in late Spring 2018. One proposal will be selected by the public to be realized.
The anticipated budget for the final artwork will be $50,000. This is an all inclusive amount. It includes the artist fee and costs for travel, materials and installation.
Whitaker Bank Ballpark
Deadline for RFP/RFQ Saturday, April 7, 2018
Artist Notification Friday April 13, 2018
Finalist Proposals Due Thursday May 31, 2018
Public Exhibit of Proposals June 1 - 21, 2018