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REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS (RFP)

BONNAROO MUSIC AND ARTS FESTIVAL® AND ARTS AT THE AIRPORT
NASHVILLE AIRPORT DISPLAY 


Entry Deadline: November 9, 2014 at 11:59 p.m. MT
Selection made: December 15, 2014
Delivery and Installation Date:  February 23, 2015 – March 13, 2015
Length of Exhibition: March 16, 2015 – January 24, 2016
Eligibility: All U.S. Citizens ages 18+
Honorarium: $2,000 per skylight 
Number of Applications Allowed: 2
MEDIA REQUIREMENTS ​
Images: Minimum 6, Maximum 10
Video: Minimum 0, Maximum 2
Total Media: Minimum 6, Maximum 12​​

 
The Bonnaroo Music and Arts Festival®, in partnership with Arts at the Airport, is seeking proposals for 5 artistic Bonnaroo-themed displays at the Nashville International Airport in Nashville, Tennessee. The display, which will be suspended from the ceiling from March 16, 2015–January 24, 2016, encompasses 5 skylights located in the airport concourses on the secure side of the terminal. Each selected artist will receive an honorarium of $2,000. The ideal project will be of highest artistic quality (any media) and communicate the Bonnaroo brand to new and familiar audiences through incorporation of the following project elements: 
  1. Creative incorporation of iconic Bonnaroo festival elements. Examples of iconic elements include the Bonnaroo Arch, Fountain, Fire Tower with Cuckoo Clock, fan atmosphere and the Bonnaroo infinity symbol. Please note the full Bonnaroo brand logo may not be included. 
  2. Display of 2014 location (Manchester, Tennessee)
  3. Bonnaroovian Code: Prepare Thy Self, Play as a Team, Radiate Positivity, Respect The Farm, Don’t be that Guy/Gal, and Stay True Roo (see website for more info http://www.bonnaroo.com/festival-info#the-code)
Project Description
Each artist will be applying to create a site-specific sculpture/kinetic mobile for one skylight that will be located on three different concourses throughout the Nashville International Airport. There are 5 skylights, 1 on Concourse A, 1 on B and 3 on C. Each application will be for one skylight. Artists will be assigned to a specific skylight after being selected to exhibit in the competition. The skylights have glass panels and are open to the exposed sky, UV protective glass is not installed and exposure to extreme sunlight is possible. There is a weight limit of 300 lbs. per sculpture, per skylight. See Exhibit A for specific dimensions of each of the skylights and locations of anchoring devices within the skylights. Toggle bolts secured in drywall can be added for additional anchoring materials.



Selection Committee
The Selection Committee is comprised of members from the Bonnaroo team, Arts at the Airport Board of Directors, the Metropolitan Nashville Airport Authority’s Community Affairs division, Tennessee Arts Commission and the Nashville Convention and Visitors Corporation.

Perks
Each selected artist will receive 2 free tickets to Bonnaroo 2015. Artists or organizations will be recognized on the Bonnaroo website (bonnaroo.com), social media, and in an email promoting the installation. Artist and installation will also be promoted through the Arts at the Airport social media channels​ and the Nashville International Airport website (flynashville.com). 

TIMELI​NE​
November 9, 2014​ ​Application Deadline   
​December 15, 2014 Selected Artist or Company Notified
​February 23 – March 13, 2015 Delivery and Installation
March 16, 2015 Exhibit Opens
​January 24, 2016 De-installation of Exhibit​
 
Application Guidelines
Completed proposal submissions must include:
  1. Résumé of the artist or organization, not to exceed 2 pages
  2. One or two paragraph biography on artist or organization
  3. Photo or video examples of previous work (minimum 2, maximum 4)
  4. Visual representation of what the proposed skylight exhibit would look like:  A minimum of 4 images is required, maximum of 6 (photo, CAD, drawings, etc.). Video or other media may also be included, (minimum 0, maximum 2).
  5. Written site-specific proposal description  (maximum 3 pages)
  6. Brief artist statement about project – must describe how project elements would be incorporated and how the piece is connected to Bonnaroo.
  7. Proposal must include: Dimensions of each piece, weight (not to exceed 300 lbs. per sculpture) and installation method. All media used must include explanation of exhibit resistance to UV light (treatment to fabrics, etc.). The skylights do NOT have protection from UV rays. Neither Bonnaroo Music and Arts Festival nor Arts at the Airport will be responsible for UV or other damage to the exhibit.
  8. Project may NOT include: elements requiring electricity or maintenance after installation.
  9. Applications must be submitted electronically via www.callforentry.org. Hard copies of submissions will not be accepted. Selection of artists will be done by juried selection through callforentry.com (CaFÉ). No artist interviews or presentations will be allowed beyond the materials submitted through callforentry.com. Get a direct link to this call for proposals once you register with CaFE.
  10. Each artist or organization may submit no more than two applications.
  11. Artists who have previously been selected must wait one year to be eligible to apply again.

For Further Research and Information
Applicants can find more information about Nashville International Airport’s facilities and culture by visiting www.flynashville.com. For information about the Arts at the Airport program, visit: www.flynashville.com/arts-and-music. For questions specific to The Bonnaroo Music and Arts Festival®, see the Bonnaroo website: www.Bonnaroo.com, or contact info@bonnaroo.com. Please review all the RFP guidelines carefully. Applicants who have a question after reviewing these instructions may contact the Arts at the Airport Curator at (615) 275-1614. 







FLYING SOLO EXHIBITION SERIES
 
The Call for Artists for the Arts at the Airport Flying Solo Exhibition Series is currently CLOSED for submissions. The Call for Artist opens each year from February through March. Please check this page again in February 2015.
 
All proposals must be submitted through CallforEntry.org (CaFÉ). There is no fee to submit your proposal. All bio information, sketches, digital images of work, etc., must be submitted through the CaFÉ website. Arts at the Airport will not accept any physical packages or digital files sent directly to our office or staff.
 
Tutorial for the Application Process
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Exhibit Sites: Map with Dimensions
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Exhibit Site Photos
Ticketing Lobby - North
Ticketing Lobby - South
​Ticketing Lobby – North Side (pre-security)
​ ​Ticketing Lobby – South Side (pre-security)
A/B Meeter-Greeter Area
C Meeter-Greeter Area
A/B Meeter-Greeter Area (pre-security)
C Meeter-Greeter Area (pre-security)
Across from Gate C-11
Across from Gates C-13 and C-15
​Concourse C - these three walls equal ONE exhibit space. Located across from Gates C-11, C-13 and C-15.
(post-security)
Concourse A spaces
Concourse A - these three cases equal ONE exhibit space. Located across from Gate A-3
If you have any questions after reviewing the tutorial and links above, you may contact the Arts at the Airport curator at (615) 275-1614 or by email at arts@nashintl.com.
For news and additional art opportunities from Arts at the Airport, please:
 
Flying Solo Exhibition Series Timeline
February 1, 2014
​Call for Artists announced
Monday, March 31, 2014 ​Midnight (12 a.m.) Mountain Standard Time (1 a.m. Central Standard Time)
Deadline to respond to Call for Proposals
​Mid-May 2014 ​Selected artists notified
​September 2014 ​Fall exhibits installed
​December 2014 ​Winter exhibits installed
​March 2015 ​Spring exhibits installed
​June 2015 ​Summer exhibits installed
 

Arts at the Airport receives funding for the visual arts from the Metropolitan Nashville Airport Authority (MNAA) and the Tennessee Arts Commission (TAC). The Flying Solo Exhibition Series is funded under an agreement with TAC. For more information about Arts at the Airport, please call (615) 275-1614 or send email to arts@nashintl.com.

Arts at the Airport receives funding for the visual arts from the Metropolitan Nashville Airport Authority (MNAA) and the Tennessee Arts Commission (TAC). The Flying Solo Exhibition Series is funded under an agreement with TAC. For more information about Arts at the Airport, please call (615) 275-1614 or send email to arts@nashintl.com.
 

Arts at the Airport receives funding for the visual arts from the Metropolitan Nashville Airport Authority (MNAA) and the Tennessee Arts Commission (TAC). The Flying Solo Exhibition Series is funded under an agreement with TAC. For more information about Arts at the Airport, please call (615) 275-1614 or send email to arts@nashintl.com.
 
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