Mill Valley Arts Commission
Public Art Program
Artist Statement of Qualifications Request
The City of Mill Valley's Arts Commission is currently soliciting local artists interested in participating in the City's new Public Art Program. If you are a professional artist, who specializes in the creation of public artwork, and would like to be considered for a future public art project, please consider submitting an Artist Statement of Qualifications, via this online application. The Arts Commission hopes to create a list of talented local artists through this process and it is an excellent way to introduce yourself and your artwork to the City. Once selected, artists will then be provided Requests for Proposal (RFPs) as public art projects are identified by the Public Art Committee, and approved by the Arts Commission and the City Council and become open for bid. In the future, the Arts Commission anticipates a variety of exhibition opportunities in its development of the City's Public Art Program including the donation of artwork, the lease of artwork, the commission of artwork and the acquisition of artwork.
The Artist Statement of Qualifications shall include as a minimum the following from the artist:
Background: The City's new Public Art Program, Art in Public Places, a strongly held community component of the City's 2040 General Plan, was approved by City Council in September 2017. The City Budget FY 2016/2018 includes initial funding for the Arts Commission's pilot Public Art Program, which will welcome the temporary installation of a few sculptures, decoration of utility boxes owned by the City, donation of art benches and other pieces of public art in Mill Valley. The Arts Commission is currently working with the Parks & Recreation Commission, and the greater community, in considering appropriate public locations for the temporary installation of outdoor artworks and will advocate for the development of a philanthropic program for donations and gifts of public art.
Mill Valley Arts Commission's Public Art Program, Art in Public Places, is designed to bring the power and delight of art into our everyday experiences of our natural environment through transformation of ordinary objects. Artworks selected as part of the City's new Public Art Program are intended to delight, fascinate and encourage community bonding and social engagement.