RFQ for Mobile Artist Tools!

RFQ Deadline: Sunday, March 19, 2023 | 11:59 pm

Springboard for the Arts and Ready Go are teaming up with the Great River Regional Library (GRRL) to commission two new Mobile Artist Tools to be added to the Ready Go roster and work with GRRL branch libraries. Please visit the Ready Go roster to browse the collection of Mobile Artist Tools. It’s the best way to learn what it’s all about!

For this particular commission, we seek two artists or artist teams to create two new Mobile Artist Tools designed to do work with branch libraries of the Great River Regional Library system.

This Request for Qualifications (RFQ) will consist of a two-part process, with an initial response to this RFQ due on March 19, 2023, 11:59pm. Finalists will receive a stipend of $300 to create a full proposal to be presented to a panel of artists and representatives from GRRL and Springboard/Ready Go. Two artists/artist teams will be selected and each will receive $5000.00 to create the mobile artist tools.

Before beginning, please read the full RFQ here.

Artist workshop/info session, please view a recording here!

SlideRoom application portal- https://springboard.slideroom.com/

Full Timeline:

RFQ opens
February 8, 2023

Artist Workshop/Info Session
March 2, 2023 | 6:00 – 8:00pm
Zoom meeting- recorded here!

Responses to RFQ due
March 19, 2023, 11:59pm

Finalists notification (invitation to create full proposals)
March 23, 2023

Full Proposals due
April 7, 2023

Finalist presentations/panel meeting
April 14, 2023, 1:00-4:00pm

Selected Artists announced
April 17, 2023

Kick off for selected artists/artist teams- attendance required!
April 27, 2023

Mobile tool fabrication, testing and feedback
April-July 2023

Public celebration- 3 official events with GRRL branch libraries, added to Ready Go roster.
August/September 2023




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