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Call For Art: WIP IV

The Arts Council of Fayetteville/Cumberland County is seeking sculptures and temporary installations for its annual Works in Progress IV. The Arts Council will place 10-20 works at varied and diverse sites in downtown Fayetteville. Works will be leased for a period of no less than one year. Lease amounts should range from $1,000 to $2,000 for a one year period.

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Artist Benefits

Artists will have the opportunity to list the works for sale and should provide purchase price with submission and acknowledge if the lease fee will be applied towards the purchase. Artists will receive a payment of 70% on any individual sale; all sold works must remain on display for the duration of the loan period. Artist will also receive a travel stipend of up to $500.00 for travel expenses. The Arts Council will carry liability and damage insurance for the course of the exhibition. The Arts Council will publicize the exhibit though its website, brochures, social media and print advertising. There will be on-site recognition to the artist. Artist will be invited to an opening reception to recognize all artists and donors for the public art program. During the course of the exhibition there will be a People’s Choice award of $1000.00. The Arts Council has purchased 8 pieces of public art since 2018, which has resulted in over $100,000 in fees to artist.

Proposed Timeline

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Application Deadline: January 17, 2020.
Artist Notification of Provisional Acceptance: February 28, 2020 (Pending approval of Public Art

Artist Notification of final City approval for placement/contracting: March 16, 2020.
Installation Period: Between April 1, 2020 and June 1, 2020.
Removal Period: Between April 1, 2021 and June 1, 2021 (One year after installation date).