Call for Public Art Collectors and Artists: ARTECH Public Art Grant 2014
We are pleased to announce the fourth annual ARTECH Grant! ARTECH has been an active participant in the local art community for 36 years providing tailored solutions and services for art collections throughout the Pacific Northwest. Whenever possible, ARTECH feels it is important to join hands as partners in the spirit of public art. As a way of saying thank you to the community, we would like to either offer our assistance in the preservation of Washington’s cultural treasures or support a contracted public art project.
ARTECH offers a comprehensive range of collection services including: Collection Management, Installation, Transportation, Crating & Packing, Shipping, Art Maintenance, Storage, and Custom Displays. Whether you require delicate handling of a single art piece or packaging and transportation of an entire traveling exhibition, our dedicated and experienced staff are uniquely qualified to provide the care and protection your art collection requires.
Impetus for the program
ARTECH serves numerous public collectors and artists throughout Washington, most significantly concentrated in the Puget Sound region. Working with collectors and artists has made us acutely aware of the difficult decisions on how best to allocate limited funds to protect existing collections or safely handle and install new acquisitions. Over the years we’ve built relationships and worked with collectors to determine long term plans to juggle funds while addressing the most urgent needs. We share the same interest as our public collectors and artists – to safe-guard our local collections for generations to come. We want to partner with our community, by engaging our talented staff, and joining hands to see another project realized.
Non-profit art institutions, public collectors, and artists who are under contract for public commission throughout Washington State are encouraged to apply. Project must be approved and have all other funds in place prior to application. ARTECH employees and partners are not eligible.
Scope of Work
The qualified project pool is as vast as the need for public art assistance. Qualified projects may include, but are not limited to; sculpture installation and maintenance, museum installation or assistance, archival upgrades, collection relocation, full or partial collection storage for long or short term, totem or other carved wood restoration, etc. If you are uncertain if your project qualifies, please see contact information below.
The ARTECH Grant program provides up to $2,500 of in-kind services from our broad breadth of offerings for a public art project. Grant to be used in full by December 31, 2014. Grant is applied to ARTECH provided services and ARTECH in-house fabrication only. Not applicable for rental equipment or custom fabrication. Grant may cover part or all of the project scope. Artist or organization is responsible for costs beyond the $2,500.
February 10, 2014
Via email only, submit the following items:
• 3 Artwork images and/or detailed description of project
• Letter of interest
• Resume and/or organization mission statement
• Statement of ARTECH services of interest and application
Selection criteria will be based on a combination of the following criteria:
• Greatest financial need
• Artist merit
• Public exposure
• Best use of ARTECH services
Selection process will be a two part process.
1. A selection panel of ARTECH managers and employees will review all applications and determine a percentage of applicants for second part or process.
2. ARTECH’s Employee Advisory Committee (EAC), a group of engaged employees representing each of ARTECH’s services, will determine the final candidate.
Notification of Results
The organization or artist selected will be notified by February 28, 2014. Please do not call or email ARTECH to inquire about decisions. Applicants will receive notification of panel’s decision by email.
Photo Credit: Deborah Aschheim, "Threshold" installation for Suyama Space. Photographed by Mark Woods