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Call for Utah Artists

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Call for Utah Artists


Call for Utah Artists

Bingham Junction Public Art Program Request for Qualifications (RFQ)

Project Budget $50,000

Application Deadline June 20, 2022 @ 5PM MST

The Redevelopment Agency of Midvale City announces a call for Utah-based artists, or artist teams, who are interested in submitting their qualifications for a mural to be located at headquarters, 799 Coliseum Way, Midvale, UT 84047, on the corner of Holden Street and Coliseum Way, along the East side of the parking facility. The proposed wall is highlighted in yellow below, and measures 39’wide and 34’7” tall from the ground. A portion of the wall is behind a retaining wall, unseen from the street, but viewable by pedestrians.

Project Description

The Redevelopment Agency of Midvale City has created the Bingham Junction Public Art Program to provide opportunities to integrate public art into private developments or publicspaces within the project area. The Redevelopment Agency of Midvale City in partnership with are seeking qualified artists to design and install a mural that is aesthetically pleasing, imaginative, iconic, and will be a welcoming feature for the City of Midvale. Up to three artists will be selected to create proposals, one design will be selected for installation by the artist or artist team. To be considered, artists must have demonstrated experience accomplishing work of similar scope and scale. This call is open to all Utah-based artists or artist teams, regardless of race, creed, gender, gender variance, sexual orientation, national origin, religion, marital status, political opinion, or affiliation, or mental or physical disability. The mural site is located on the campus parking garage, east side, facing 700 West. is a tech-driven online retailer located in the shadow of the Wasatch Mountains. Beginning in 1999, Overstock has evolved from a fledging startup to a billion-dollar online retailer because of a hardworking and creative team. Artists selected to create a proposal will be encouraged to incorporate one of two corporate values from, which are: Do Good and Be You. The artist is also encouraged to consider the location of the mural site which acts as a gateway between Bingham Junction and the historic Main Steet area as you enter from the North

Project Budget

The Redevelopment Agency’s total budget for the project is $50,000 including design, supplies, rental equipment, installation, and travel. If selected to create a proposal, compensation of $500 will be paid to each artist or artist team. Payment will be made regardless of proposal selection.

RFQ Submission Guidelines and Requirements

Applicants must submit all required information in the form of a single .PDF file via email by the deadline June 20th, 2022 @ 5PM MST. All submissions must include the following (page max):

• Letter of Interest; including applicant’s name, email, contact information, interest in the project, and a little bit about the applicant. (1 page).

• Artist resume or CV. Artist teams must submit one resume with each artist included. (2 pages).

• 5-10 images of previous work that exemplifies skills relevant to this project including titles, completion dates, materials, client, and budget (5 pages).

If selected to create a proposal after the initial selection process the proposal must include:

• Visual rendering and written description of the proposed artwork; detailing dimensions, medium, and materials to be used in the piece (5 pages).

• A detailed budget for the artwork not to exceed (1 page).

Project Goals

Artists will be selected based on their ability to create a mural that:

• Aligns with the project themes: Do Good and/or Be You

• Is welcoming and reflectsthe unique characteristics, values, and cultural diversity of Midvale City, the Bingham Junction area, and

• Is of the highest aesthetic.

• Meets all public safety and maintenance standards.

• Is installed with time and weathertested materials.

Please do not include supplemental materials beyond the above listed requirements.

Email Submissions to:

Mail or deliver printed materials to:

Midvale City/Public Art RFQ

Attn: RDA Manager

7505 South Holden Street

Midvale City, UT 84047


Request for Qualifications launched – MAY 31, 2022

Request for Qualifications Deadline – JUNE 20, 2022 @ 5PM MST

Design Advisory Board Meets, Selects and Notifies Finalists – by JULY 1, 2022

Proposals Deadline (finalists only) – JULY 18, 2022 @ 5PM MST

Design Advisory Board Meets, Selects and Notifies Selected Artist for Mural – by JULY 29, 2022

Design Presentation and Approval by the RDA Board- AUGUST 9, 2022

Project kick-off Meeting – TBD Final Mock-up and Approval – TBD Deadline for Installation of Artwork- SEPT 17, 2022

*All dates, except the application deadline, are subject to change.

Selection Criteria/ Eligibility

The Midvale City Design Advisory Board will review the materials submitted and forward a recommendation to the Agency Board of Directors for approval of the commission. The Advisory Board is comprised of five members comprising of RDA personnel, and local community partners including, but not limited to:

RDA representative

• City Planner/Community Development Representative

• City Council Member • Arts Community representative (Arts Council, Artist, Performer, outside Arts representative)

• Community/property owner representative: Designee

In selecting the artist/team for this project, the following criteria will be applied:

• The artist is a Utah based artist and lives in Utah.

• The artist demonstrates an ability to create artwork that is one-of-a-kind, site specific, and meets the project goals

• Artistic excellence, innovation, and originality as evidenced by representations of past work and other supporting material.

• The artist demonstrates an ability to contribute to a sense of place, relating to’s core values, cultural context, and relationship to surrounding building design.

• The artist’s professional experience is adequate to meet the demands of the project including the ability to work with others on the design and execution and has the technical experience working with lifts and ladders and other safety equipment.

• Assessed ability to meet deadlines and budget, and to perform work in timely, professional manner.

• The artist’s work meets all operational, maintenance, Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), safety, schedules, and stated budget requirements.

• The selected artist will be required to provide proof of insurance and enter into a written agreement with the RDA of Midvale City for the installation for the project.

Selection Process

The Design Advisory Board is an advisory group of staff, residents, and a City Council representative selected to oversee the Agency’s public art program. They are selected for their related expertise and willingness to serve the community. The Design Board is directed to make recommendations to the Agency Board of Directors for final approval on artist selection for each public art project. Depending on the scope of the project and associated selection process, the Design Advisory Board may select a short list of semi-finalists who will be invited to interview and present a full proposal. The Redevelopment Agency of Midvale City reserves the right to reject any or all applications, to reissue the “Request for Qualifications”, or to terminate the selection process or project at any time without prior notice.

Mail or deliver printed materials to:

Midvale City/Public Art RFQ

Attn: RDA Manager

7505 South Holden Street

Midvale City, UT 84047

Email Submissions to

Direct all questions regarding this Request for Qualifications to: