Photo (c) 2009 Michael Dolan
The deadline for submissions for the FIGMENT 2010 Sculpture Garden has passed. The deadline was 3/1/2010. For questions about the pavilion, please email email@example.com. To see the sculpture projects that we have selected to be part of the Sculpture Garden in 2010, click here.
Last summer, FIGMENT worked with the Governors Island Preservation and Education Corporation to create a sculpture garden on Governors Island, which was free and open to visitors to the island throughout the summer season. The sculpture garden was located next to FIGMENT?s Minigolf Course on the island, and featured 16 works, including The Temple of Truth, HiveMind, Discarded, Rhythm & Rest, and the Agony of Man. Given that the island received over 275,000 visitors throughout the summer, we estimate that approximately 40,000 people visited FIGMENT?s sculpture garden. This year, FIGMENT again plans to create a season-long exhibition of interactive sculpture on Governors Island. Once again, the sculpture garden will be free and open to the public on Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays while the island is open from June 5 to early October.
FIGMENT is seeking proposals for works to be installed in this sculpture garden. We are accepting proposals for new works to be created for the sculpture garden, as well as works that are already in existence that are looking for a temporary home. Sculpture projects will be selected on the basis of creativity, interactivity, structural integrity, sustainability, and budget.
Governors Island is located in the New York Harbor, approximately 1/2 mile from Lower Manhattan and 1/4 mile from Brooklyn. Its waterfront offers dramatic and impressive vistas of the New York skyline and New York Harbor, including the Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island. In 2003, the Island was opened to the public with the mission of serving as a cultural and educational location for all New Yorkers.
To submit a proposal, please respond with the following 6 things:
1. Your name, address, email, and best phone number to reach you
2. 1-3 artistic sketches of your proposed piece
3. 1-3 sketches of piece?s structural elements
4. Brief (100-500 words) description of the project: How will it work? What makes it interactive?
5. Brief construction/installation plan: Where will you build your piece? What resources do you need, or hope to share, to build and install the piece?
6. Budget: Please provide an estimate of your costs to create your project and install it on the island. Please also provide the minimum amount of funding that you would require to execute the project. Once projects are selected, we will inform all artists of how much funding is available for their project. Any costs above this funding amount will be the responsibility of the artist. Please note that we do not anticipate being able to offer artist?s stipends or honoraria.
Please submit your proposal by Monday, March 1 at 11:59 pm ET to firstname.lastname@example.org. Any questions should be directed to this address, as well.
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