Call to Artists
Basic Requirements that must be addressed in proposals
• Clearly indicate for which site you are submitting a proposal (Riverwalk or West Fourth Street). Please note you may submit proposals for both sites, but please separate your proposals into two parts, with a separate scope of work and budget for each of the locations.
• Art themes that are encouraged for consideration include: Log Boom/Lumber Era History of Williamsport Prominent role the Susquehanna River plays in regional commerce and recreation PA Wilds initiative Underground Railroad Victorian Era Marcellus Shale gas exploration Outstanding scenic natural settings (e.g., mountains, river, valley) Williamsport/Lycoming County as a vibrant hub of Northcentral PA Art Town (downtown/neighborhood revitalization driven by the arts) Little League Baseball
Note: Artists can research the history of the Williamsport Area and Lycoming County by contacting the Williamsport-Lycoming Chamber of Commerce, Taber Museum, and James V. Brown Library as key resources.
• The Riverwalk art display will be confined specifically to that portion of the Riverwalk (referred to as the "Sculpture Park") between the Carl E. Stotz Memorial Little League Bridge (formerly known as the Market Street Bridge) and Maynard Street Bridge on the north and south sides of the river. Artwork will not be placed on either bridge structure, as these bridges are owned by PennDOT, not the County of Lycoming.
• All art displays must be permanent and weather resistant and cannot pose public safety hazards.
• Riverwalk art display construction/installation cannot compromise the structural integrity of the levee system as regulated by the US Army Corps of Engineers. The artist will be responsible for all costs associated with development of designs and permitting that may be needed for Army Corps review and approval, so coordination with the Army Corps Baltimore District Office will be necessary; however, contact Mark Murawski at (570) 660-5717 prior to initiating such contact with the Army Corps to discuss your idea further.
• An artist's rendition of the art piece must accompany your proposal submission.
• Provide construction details (i.e., guidelines for space-dimension needs and an itemized list of construction materials to be used, along with a supporting budget and assembly process).
• No sexually explicit pieces will be considered.
• When the art display is erected, the artist agrees to provide and install a plaque that states artist's name, name of piece, sponsor name as Public ARTWORKS (and any other donors as may be identified by Public ARTWORKS, if applicable), and date of installation.
• Clearly outline a budget to develop and install the piece and show what financial investment (and other in-kind contributions such as labor and materials) will be made by the artist vs. financial and other in-kind support needed from Public ARTWORKS, as a partnership approach.
• Provide a maintenance plan and describe artist's level of commitment required to ensure long-term preservation of the outdoor art piece.
• Provide a project development schedule that achieves full installation by (Public ARTWORKS reserves the right to adjust this schedule if warranted by circumstances such as funding, permits, weather conditions, etc.)
• Provide references (names and phone numbers) of other organizations that Public ARTWORKS can contact in order to verify that you are capable of successfully carrying out the proposed project.