BONNAROO WORKS FUND & ARTS AT THE AIRPORT
NASHVILLE AIRPORT SKYLIGHT DISPLAYS RFP
Entry deadline: November 1, 2015 at 11:59 p.m. MT
Selection made: December 14, 2015
Delivery and Installation Date: February 22, 2016 through March 13, 2016
Length of Exhibition: March 14, 2016 – January 22, 2017
Eligibility: All U.S. Citizens ages 18+
Honorarium: $2,000 per skylight
Number of Applications Allowed: 2
Images: Minimum 6, Maximum
Video: Minimum 0,
Total Media: Minimum
6, Maximum 12
The Bonnaroo Works Fund in partnership with Arts at the
Airport, are 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 14, 2016 – January 22, 2017,
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:
Creative incorporation of iconic Bonnaroo festival elements. Other 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.
Display of 2015 location (Manchester, Tennessee)
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)
About the Bonnaroo Music & Arts Festival®
Imagine a magical, peaceful city of
80,000 happy people that pops up out of a 700-acre Tennessee farm for a long
weekend every June. Fill it with multiple stages jumping with 150+ acts playing
music almost 24 hours a day for four straight days; including some of the
greatest music legends there are and strong up-and-comers. In addition to
music, Bonnaroo boasts a robust Comedy Theatre and The Cinema Tent with 24
hours a day of films that also features live appearances by very special guest
filmmakers, actors, and more. There are visual arts, the Silent Disco, The
Silent Auction, Planet Roo, the Fountain, the Arch and more. This is all just
one part of what makes Bonnaroo, Bonnaroo.
The other part—the most important part—is the unique “Bonnaroo vibe.” Bonnaroovians
form a true community, filled with discovery, generosity, spontaneity, social
consciousness and genuine kindness. It changes people in a way that changes the
world. Ziggy Marley put it best, “Bonnaroo is not an entertainment thing,” he
said. “It’s a people thing.”
About the Bonnaroo Works Fund
The Bonnaroo Works Fund, a 501c3
nonprofit organization, supports regional and national organizations with
a mission of making communities healthy in areas of the arts, education, and
environmental sustainability; with the goal of local reinvestment and asset
building for the communities in which we live, work and play. BWF is
administered by the Community Foundation of Middle Tennessee.
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
All required application materials included in submission and received by submission deadline
Work selected on artistic merit as evidenced by submitted visual materials
Incorporation of project elements: Creative incorporation of iconic Bonnaroo festival elements. Other 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.
Display of 2015 location (Manchester, Tennessee)
Bonnaroovian Code: Prepare Thy Self, Play as a Team, Radiate Positivity, Respect The Farm, Don’t be that Guy/Gal, and Stay True Roo
Artist or organization has proven track record of completing work on time
Maintainability: exhibit must be structurally sound and durable, and require no maintenance after installed
Public safety accounted for in all aspects of proposal (public will be walking underneath the exhibit)
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.
Each selected artist will receive 2
free tickets to Bonnaroo 2016. 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).
|November 1, 2015
|December 14, 2015
||Selected Artist or Company Notified|
|February 22 – March 13, 2016
||Delivery and Installation|
|March 14, 2016
|January 22, 2017
||De-installation of Exhibit|
Completed proposal submissions must
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)
5a. A brief statement about project – must describe how project elements would be
incorporated and how the piece is connected to Bonnaroo.
5b. Must include dimensions of each piece, weight (not to exceded 300 lbs. per sculpture and installation method. 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 the Bonnaroo Works Fund nor Arts at
the Airport will be responsible for UV or other damage to the exhibit.
5c. Project may NOT include elements requiring electricity or maintenance after installation.
6. 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.
7. Each artist or organization may submit no more than two applications.
8. Artists who have previously been selected must wait one year to be eligible to apply again.
Registering for Call for Entry is FREE. Once you have registered, the direct link to this call and your application portal is here.
Download diagrams of skylights at Nashville International Airport.
For Further Research and Information
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 firstname.lastname@example.org. For information on Bonnaroo Works Fund visit bonnarooworksfund.org
. 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 now CLOSED for submissions. It will open again from February to March of 2016.
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.