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South County Recycling and Transfer Station

Grant to a Washington, Oregon, or British Columbia Artist
to Create Site-Specific and Site-Integrated Artwork

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Foundation / Corporation

Funding Source:

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Deadline Date:

04/30/20 4:00 PM PDT


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Grant to a Washington, Oregon, or British Columbia artist to create site-specific and site-integrated artwork. The funding source encourages Indigenous and underrepresented artists and those focusing on sustainability to apply. Funding is intended to create artwork for the new South County Recycling and Transfer Station in the City of Algona, Washington.

Artists whose work is focused on sustainability and the environment, reuse of materials, and/or naturally-sourced materials are strongly encouraged to apply. Applicants with cultural connections to The Muckleshoot Tribe of Indians and those who identify as Indigenous or underrepresented as well as artists who have an interest or history in education or mentorship of emerging artists are also strongly encouraged to apply.

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 188200

Estimated Size of Grant:

Two budget options are available for this opportunity with specific application requirements:
- Non-mentorship option for individual artists and artist teams: $500,000 (Budget is inclusive of artist fee, fabrication and installation of artwork(s), applicable taxes and travel)
- Mentorship option for artists applying as mentor and mentee artist(s): $540,000 (Budget is inclusive of artist fees for both the mentor and mentee artist(s), fabrication and installation of artwork(s), applicable taxes and travel. $40,000 will be held aside to pay the mentee artist(s) directly. If there are multiple mentee artists, that amount will be divided evenly between them.)

Term of Contract:

Project Timeline:
- Contract issued: April 2020
- Research and conceptual development: April–November 2020
- Presentation of conceptual proposal to the PAAC: November 19, 2020
- Design development and final design schedule dependent on approved concept and contractor milestones: December 2020–May 2021
- Construction timeline and on-site implementation (TBD based on project type and integration): May 2021–2023

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

Eligibility: Open to professional artists and artist-led teams residing in eligible regions.

4Culture and SWD employees, selection panel members, PAAC members, project personnel including design consultants, and immediate family members of all the above are not eligible to apply.

Pre-proposal Conference:

Wednesday, April 1, 5:00–6:30 pm

Please visit access the informational session on the scheduled date and time. You will be allowed the option to phone in or participate via video on your computer.

Pre-Application Information:

Timeline for Selection:
- Call for Artists released: Friday, February 14, 2020
- Application deadline: Monday, April 30, 2020, 4:00 pm PST
- Selection panel meeting #1: currently scheduled for May 14, 2020 [selection of finalists]
- Finalist Orientation and Selection Panel Meeting #2: TBA [finalists’ interviews]

Applicants should be available in this timeframe to participate in an in-person interview, orientation, and possible site visit if selected as a finalist. Out-of-town finalists will be reimbursed for travel and lodging expenses to attend both the orientation and interview in Seattle, Washington. If applying as a team, the allowance for travel and lodging will be determined by 4Culture staff in consultation with the applicants. If one of the selected finalists is unable to attend an interview in-person, reasonable accommodations will be made to arrange for the interviews to take place through video-conferencing.

You must submit the materials via online application.

The panel reserves the right to make no selection from the submitted applications or finalist interviews. The panel’s recommendations are subject to approval by SWD and the Public Art Advisory Committee (PAAC).

Contact Information:

Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.

Apply Online:

If you have questions regarding the application, please contact:
Andy Le

If you have questions related to the project, please contact:
Laura Becker

RSVP to the Info Session + Workshop:

101 Prefontaine Place S
Seattle, WA 98104

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Geographic Focus:

USA: Oregon;   Washington

Canada: British Columbia;

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