Call for Artists – Coventry Living Room Project
The Coventry Living Room Project seeks proposals from artists for the design and execution of public art on furniture that will be installed at Pekar Park (Coventry Road and Euclid Heights Boulevard) as part of a new outdoor gathering space.
The Coventry Living Room Project is a volunteer-led place-making effort. Our goal is to create a public, outdoor gathering space that strengthens the sense of community in the Coventry Village neighborhood of Cleveland Heights. The installation will include several pieces of wooden furniture, including a small stage, two rectangular picnic tables, an octagonal picnic table, a kid-sized rectangular picnic table, six Adirondack-style chairs, and two side tables.
We are seeking an artist to design and paint the furniture. Given the budget and timeline, we expect designs to be relatively simple. However, we are interested in creating a coherent design across the furniture that, where possible, incorporates aspects that reflect the “living room” theme and/or the history and culture of the Coventry Village commercial district.
The artist will be paid $2,500 upon the successful and timely completion of their work. The Coventry Living Room Project will provide a budget for material costs.
A proposal should include:
- An artist’s statement
- A resume/CV
- Links to relevant website/social media accounts
- Up to five images of past work that are relevant to this project.
Proposal submission form: HERE (URL: tinyurl.com/clrpartist).
If selected for an interview, the artist will be asked to bring 2-3 partial proposals (e.g., sketches of proposed design).
Please review the timeline below to ensure that you have the capacity to meet the deadlines. Artists are welcome to recruit other individuals to assist them in completing the project. However, we cannot provide additional compensation.
- Proposal deadline: June 13, 2023
- Notification of interview: June 16, 2023
- Interview: To be announced (June 22, 23, or 26)
- Artist selection: June 26, 2023
- Design plan draft review: July 3, 2023
- Final design plan: July 10, 2023
- Work progress check in: July 20, 2023
- Work completed: July 31, 2023
Send questions to Cole Ware (firstname.lastname@example.org).