UNFRAMED 

PRESENTED BY THE HELIS FOUNDATION


CALL FOR WALLS

*this call is for property owners only*


The Arts Council New Orleans is excited announce Unframed: presented by The Helis Foundation, Downtown’s first multi-mural exhibition. Unframed is a collaboration between The Helis Foundation and the Arts Council to commission murals by local and international artists in the New Orleans Arts District. Its inaugural exhibition will debut in the Spring of 2019.  

The application is easy and free! If you own a property within the boundaries of Loyola Avenue, Poydras Street, Calliope Street and Tchoupitoulas Street, and would like to be considered for a mural, sign-in or register for an account! 

Once you're logged-on, the application will appear at the bottom of this announcement. 


QUESTIONS?

Questions about the program should be addressed to:


Alphonse Smith

alphonse@artsneworleans.org

Place & Civic Design Director

Arts Council New Orleans 





UNFRAMED 

PRESENTED BY THE HELIS FOUNDATION


REQUEST FOR QUALIFICATIONS: LOCAL ARTISTS

Submission Deadline: September 2, 2018

Location: New Orleans Arts District (Warehouse District)

Eligibility: Professional artists and artist teams residing in the Greater New Orleans area. 

Applicants need not be an experienced muralist to apply!

Budget: Maximum of $20,000 per mural


PROJECT SUMMARY

The Arts Council New Orleans is excited to invite local artists to submit qualifications for Unframed: Presented by The Helis Foundation. Unframed, Downtown’s first multi-mural exhibition, is a collaboration between The Helis Foundation and the Arts Council to commission murals by local and international artists in the New Orleans Arts District. Drawing from the district’s creative vitality, the program seeks to celebrate the area’s sophisticated urban landscape and legacy as a bustling contemporary arts destination.

Unframed’s inaugural exhibition will debut in the Spring of 2019.  The murals, though not not related by a common theme, will create a stimulating visual identity that compliments the district’s creative energy and enriches the experiences of visitors traveling to the many galleries, museums, and restaurants in the area. Our vision is to become the South’s leading mural arts city, making Downtown New Orleans an international destination for mural exhibitions.  


 PROJECT GOALS

Through this program, we want to: 

  •  Establish New Orleans’ first signature mural program in Downtown New Orleans
  • Invest in artists through large scale mural commissions,  beginning with five in 2019
  • Leverage the investment to encourage visitation to the area
  • Provide mural arts training and mentorship to both professional artists and youth
  • Support the beautification of our city and increase civic pride through public art
  • Contribute to New Orleans’ standing as an international contemporary art destination


PROJECT LOCATION (see full Request for Qualifications here). 

Unframed’s inaugural programming will take place in the Warehouse Historic District, also known as the New Orleans Arts District. The area’s boundaries are Magazine Street, Lafayette and Constance Streets, Poydras Street, Convention Center Boulevard, and the Expressway. The District was originally established in the 19th century as industrial area to store goods shipped through the Port of New Orleans. As commercial methods changed, the area fell into decline.

Beginning with the opening of the Contemporary Arts Center in 1976, the area witnessed a visual arts renaissance and is now known as the New Orleans Arts District. The Arts District is filled with world-class art galleries, museums, and fine restaurants, and has become a hub for contemporary art in Downtown New Orleans. Program activities will take place in the District within the boundaries of Loyola Avenue, Poydras Street, Tchoupitoulas Street, and Calliope Street. 


BUDGET

Selected artists will receive a maximum of $20,000 per wall. The amount covers all costs associated with the project including, but not limited to: 

  • Artist Fees
  • Materials and Equipment
  • Insurance
  • Permitting 
  • Fabrication & Installation
  • Travel and Lodging

Artists or teams invited to submit a conceptual proposal will be required to provide a detailed budget including the cost of labor, materials and logistics for the creation, execution, and installation of the artwork. Finalists will receive an honorarium of $250 to create the proposal.



ARTIST ELIGIBILITY

This call is open to professional artists or artist teams led by a professional artist residing in the Greater New Orleans Area. Professional artists who are new to mural-making are strongly encouraged to apply. Community groups or non-professional artists must submit their application in conjunction with a professional artist who meets the eligibility requirements. 


To qualify, artists must also:

  • Be 18 years of age or older
  • Have at least five years of experience as a professional artist
  • Carry personal liability insurance for the duration of the project
  • Meet all contractual obligations and adhere to the timeline provided
  • If selected, be prepared to present their concept to a selection committee and appropriate city agency 


SELECTION PROCESS & CRITERIA 

First-round submissions that meet the eligibility requirements will be evaluated by a qualified artist selection panel composed of a district resident and professionals from the art, design, and architecture fields. Submissions will be evaluated based on the following criteria: 

  • Artistic excellence: diversity, uniqueness and quality of the applicant’s past work
  • Innovation and creativity in previous projects/artwork
  • Artistic vision of proposed preliminary project summary
  • Demonstrated proficiency craftsmanship and technical knowledge of the materials and techniques in the artist’s chosen medium

All submissions must be logged by 11:30 PM (CST) on September 2, 2018. Four finalists will be invited to submit conceptual proposals and will be required to take part in a final presentation and interview process. The selection committee reserves the right to reject any or all applications that, by its judgment, do not meet project requirements, and to revise the selection process accordingly.



APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS

Applicants must prepare and submit the following requirements online using this Submittable platform. Incomplete applications will not be considered. Submissions must include: 


Artist Statement: (Max. 250 words) Include a general introduction to your work. Discuss the concepts and ideas you explore in your artwork and how these ideas and issues are presented. If you are applying as a team, the letter should clearly describe the contribution of each collaborator.


Resume: (Max. 2 pages) Tell us about your professional experience and accomplishments as an artist. If applying as a team, each member may submit a one-page resume.


Work Samples: (Max. of 10 images) Provide digital images with corresponding titles to match the Support Description list.


Work Sample Description List: (Max. 2 pages) For each image submitted, list the  work sample’s title, date, size, and medium. Works currently on exhibition in galleries and/or in a public space may list the work's location. 


Preliminary Proposal: (Max. 250 words) Tell us about your mural concept.  This  is an opportunity to discuss the potential themes, subject matter, vision, and/or process for creating the work. Images should not be included, but proposals should discuss the types of materials you intend to use in your work.


SUBMISSION INSTRUCTIONS

  • To apply, click the link provided in the “Application Requirements” section. You will be redirected to our Submittable page, which contains our current artist opportunities. 
  • Click the Submit button next to the opportunity that you wish to apply for, or if you are already within an opportunity, scroll down to the “Create your account / Have an account?” sign-in form. 
  • If you already have a Submittable account, click the “Have an account? Sign-in” tab to sign-in. If you don’t remember your password, use the “Forgot?” link on the login form. 
  • If you don’t have a Submittable account, you must create one to apply. Create your free account by filling out the “Create your account” form. Fill in all information and click the Create Account and Continue button to continue with the submission process. You can now use this account login when submitting to all future Arts Council opportunities. 



PROJECT TIMELINE

The project timeline is as follows:


Artist Selection: Call for Qualifications Period

Request for Qualifications Published

August 4, White Linen Night

Q&A Informational                                                          

August 9 & 16, 5:30 p.m. 

Arts Council Office - 1307 Oretha Castle Haley Boulevard Suite 100

August 23, 2:00 p.m.

The Ogden Museum of Southern Art

RFQ Submission Deadline

September 2

Selection Committee Review        

September 3 to September 9

Finalists Notification

September 10 


Artist Selection: Concept Proposal 

Concept Proposal Period

September 12 to October 24

Finalists Reception & Site Visit                    

October 13, Art for Art Sake

Final Interviews & Presentations

November 8 and 9


Announcement of Winners LUNA Fête 2018

Mural Installation Period April 5 to May 4, 2019

Mural Celebration Jammin’ on Julia, TBA 2019


*Committee reserves the right to change this timeline.


QUESTIONS

Questions about the program should be addressed to:


Alphonse Smith

alphonse@artsneworleans.org

Place & Civic Design Director

Arts Council New Orleans 

1307 Oretha Castle Haley Boulevard Suite 100

New Orleans LA 70113



The Arts Market of New Orleans seeks new vendor applications from artists creating original and unique works of art and creative goods. The Arts Market of New Orleans is an outdoor festival held monthly at Palmer Park, featuring local artists and creative vendors from Louisiana, Mississippi, and Alabama.

There is a $20 non-refundable application fee for applying to the Arts Market New Orleans.

We are currently accepting applications in all mediums including, but not limited to painting, photography, printmaking, sculpture, ceramics, and textiles. We are not accepting bath and body or jewelry vendors at this time. 

Please note:  We reserve the right to reject applicants who fail to meet the requirements listed below as well as prospective applicants whose works do not reflect the caliber or quality already being presented at the Arts Market of New Orleans. Further inquires can be directed to Katie Odell at artsmarket@artsneworleans.org

For more information about the Arts Market please visit our website


Requirements:

  • All applicants must be current residents of Louisiana, Mississippi, or Alabama
  • All work created solely by the prospective applicant
  • 80% or more of the work must be handmade, not commercially acquired or appropriated.
  • All applicants must review and agree to the Rules of the Arts Market prior to submitting a new vendor application.  Complete Arts Market Rules may be found on our website.

 

Application Guidelines:

 

The Arts Market of New Orleans reserves the right to reject any prospective vendor applicants based on the following criteria: 

 

  1. Incomplete vendor applications
  2. Failure to submit application and fees by given deadline
  3. Artist images submitted as a non-digital format.  Booth set up image must be included in application.
  4. If subject matter and/or technique is already thoroughly represented by current Arts Market artists

 

 



Best of luck to you!

CALL FOR VENDORS 

The Arts Council New Orleans seeks new vendor applications from artists and makers creating original and unique works of art and creative goods to participate in a new market series in Duncan Plaza. The event is produced by Arts Council New Orleans and presented by the Downtown Development Distrcit. 

Upcoming market dates are:

Sept 8th 10-4 p.m.

Oct 13th 10-4 p.m.

Nov 10 & 11 10-4 p.m. (holiday market) 

Marketplace: downtown nola art + culture hub is a curated outdoor event featuring visual artists, musicians, vintage collectors, food vendors, makers, and fashion designers. The market is complimented with live music, lifestyle + wellness classes, and DIY/workshop opportunities. 

Our curatorial team is seeking new applicants to join our roster. We are accepting applications in all mediums: visual art + design, jewelry and clothing, vintage, bath and body, writing/poetry, and food vendors. 

There is no fee for the application. If you are selected by our curatorial team to participate, you will receive an email with instructions for registering for Marketplace.  The cost for participating in each market is $25, paid in advance through square. If you are selected as a vendor, the link will be emailed to you along with the registration form. 

Please note:  We reserve the right to reject applicants who fail to meet the requirements listed below as well as prospective applicants whose works do not reflect quality already being presented at the Arts Market of New Orleans. Further inquires can be directed to marketplaceinfo@artsneworleans.org

Requirements:

  • All applicants must be current residents of Louisiana, Mississippi, or Alabama
  • Application is for original works of art created solely by the prospective applicant OR upcycled goods
  • Vintage dealers must submit photos representing the type/style/quality of their collections.
  • All applicants must review and agree to the Marketplace vendor rules prior to submitting a new vendor application. Find them here 

  
Application Guidelines:
 
The Arts Market of New Orleans reserves the right to reject any prospective vendor applicants based on the following criteria:
 

  1. Incomplete vendor applications
  2. Images submitted as a non-digital format.  
  3. If subject matter and/or technique is already thoroughly represented by current Marketplace vendors


We look forward to hearing from you! 

Arts Council New Orleans