OCA Seeks 20 Artists for New Bike Rack Public Art Collection

Mural Bike Rack by KingPig , 2016, Little 5 Points

The City of Atlanta Mayor’s Office of Cultural Affairs’ (OCA) Public Art Program seeks proposals from local visual artists to adorn 20 metal bike racks with original painted artwork for the City’s Mural Bike Rack Project by Monday, Feb. 3, 2020.

Twenty artists will be selected to paint mural bike racks that will reside along the Martin Luther King, Jr. Drive Innovation Corridor, between Northside Drive and I-285.

Selected artists will receive an artist fee of $800 for their work. In addition to the $800 award, the Mayor’s Office of Cultural Affairs will provide protective breathing equipment (respirators) and will purchase oil enamel paints (up to $150) for each artist to use. Artists will be required to provide their own preferred paint application tools (sprayers, brushes, or other devices) to complete the project.

Artists interested in this opportunity should review the full Request for Proposals (RFP) linked here and submit their information as a single PDF to PublicArtAtlantaGa@AtlantaGA.gov with the subject line [YOUR NAME HERE]: Mural Bike Rack MLK by 4 pm on Monday, Feb. 3, 2020. Late submissions will not be accepted.

Download the full Request for Proposals Here

Application materials required to be considered for this opportunity include the following:

1.) A one-page statement of interest using font no smaller than 12pt. Your statement of interest should explain the conceptual approach of the project and how the project will contribute to your existing body of work.

2.) Bike Rack design on the supplied template (included in full RFP).

3.) A one-page résumé with your name, email address, phone number, and mailing address that outlines your professional accomplishments (maximum one page per person). Also, include three (3) professional references (name, affiliated organization, email address and phone number).

4.) List of works submitted for review that includes title, location, date completed/performed, media, brief description of the project/conceptual information, and budget (if applicable).

5.) Past Work Samples. Submit images of past work (A maximum of four (4) image).

6.) One Shot Lettering Enamel supply list (included in full RFP) with colors and sizes (cost o supplies should not exceed $150).

7.) We strongly recommend that interested artists register as a Vendor with the City of Atlanta prior to submitting a proposal. Register as a “Spend Authorized Supplier” for the City of Atlanta. Click here to register online anytime. Note: It is the sole responsibility of each respondent to ensure all business information is correct and current in the City of Atlanta online portal.

8.) With your quote submission please submit, please include a signed and notarized E-Verify contractor affidavit (the IIREA form attached to the Request for Quote or an E-Verify memo if respondent is an individual with no employees), and a copy of a government issued ID for the individual that signs the affidavit on behalf of the organization.


Download the full Request for Proposals Here