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Artist Submission Deadline December 23rd!
Sharing Our Story
2016 marks the 125th anniversary of the founding of the City of Hapeville. In honor of this commemorative year, the City of Hapeville has created the "Sharing Our Stories" project, a combination of oral history and public art project.

This is a community effort, calling all current and former residents of Hapeville to provide oral history. The "Stories" of the community will then be compiled and shared during a nationwide call for artists. Artists will be asked to create works of art that represent one or more of these oral histories in creative and unexpected ways.

From these entries, a jury will select three to seven public art projects to be installed on public property in Hapeville's downtown arts district. Each public art installation will have a label with a QR code which will provide a link to an audio file of the artist explaining his work and also to an audio file of the oral history that inspired it.

If you are interested in participating in this project, please click here.

Call for Artists-Sharing Our Story Art Project
Hapeville, Georgia
“Sharing Our Stories” Public Art Project
Request for Proposals

(To submit a proposal, please use our Submittable site:

Visual artists are invited to submit proposals for Hapeville's “Sharing Our Stories” public art project. Scheduled for installation in the months of February through April of 2017, these works of visual art will be placed throughout Hapeville’s downtown arts district in celebration of the City’s 125th anniversary. Installations will be permanent and should be based on one or more oral histories that are available online.

The proposed works of art should celebrate the history of the community as a whole and the individual histories of its diverse residents past and present. The oral history files are divided into three folders: oral histories recorded in 1979; oral histories recorded in the community in 2015/2016; and video recordings of interviews with Senior adults and students at Hapeville Elementary recorded in 2016. If you need additional oral history interviews to inform your proposal, we will work with you to find the appropriate individuals to interview.

Once installed, each artwork will include a QR code that will allow visitors to access an audio recording of the artist explaining the work along with the oral history that inspired it. Visual art installed for this project will become a part of a walking tour of public art in downtown Hapeville. This project is funded by the Atlanta Regional Commission, the Hapeville Main Street Program, and the Hapeville Association of Tourism and Trade.

Potential projects should reflect the historic, environmental, cultural, functional, urban design, and/or aesthetic aspects of the sites and should be well-researched, well-planned and feasible. Although not limited to the following examples, potential projects might include all or some of the following:
• Sculptural or visual installations;
• Gateway or entrance works;
• Utilization of fences or screening devices;
• Amenities for visitors – such as benches, bike racks, shade structures, recycling and trash collection receptacles;
• Murals;
• Plantings or environmental works

Interdisciplinary approaches, innovative uses (or re-uses) of materials and new technologies are encouraged. Applicants may wish to consider ways in which some level of community involvement can be facilitated in the creation of the projects.
Proposed materials should be durable with minimal maintenance in an outdoor setting. Works not suitable for all ages/audiences or containing materials deemed to be dangerous, toxic, or hazardous to public safety will NOT be accepted. All construction and installation methods must be adequate and safe for public interaction.
All materials for submission must be received by 5:00 pm on December 23, 2016.

The works of art chosen for installation will be incorporated into a walking tour of public art in Hapeville’s downtown arts district and should be presented for location in one of the following areas of downtown Hapeville:
1. The plaza adjacent to the Depot Museum and Welcome Center
2. The “Arts Alley” located behind businesses along North Central Avenue
3. The Dearborn Plaza parking lot
4. Jess Lucas Park
5. Other areas along North and South Central Avenues roughly between Dogwood Drive and Dearborn Plaza

Submissions can be, but do not have to be, site specific. Following selection, artists will work with the City of Hapeville to finalize an exhibit location. These locations are subject to change due to construction or other factors. Applicants will be notified of any changes.

Five to seven works of art will be chosen with funding of up to $15,000 per work of art. (Average funding will likely be between $2,000 and $7,000 per work of art.) The amount will be at the discretion of the selection panel. Of the total grant amount, artists should incorporate a minimum of 20 percent as an artist’s fee in the budget that must be submitted with each proposal. The award will cover the design (including artist’s fee), fabrication, shipping, and installation of the project. Artists may solicit contributions of materials or cash from other sources.

Call for artist proposals published: September 12, 2016
Information Sessions: Saturday October 1, 2016 and Wednesday October 12, 2016
Deadline for submissions: December 23, 2016 at 5pm
Artist orientation: January 9, 2017
Installation period: February – April 2017
Exhibition opens: May 2017

Information sessions will be hosted to provide additional information, answer questions about your proposals, and conduct a walking tour of the potential locations:
Date: Saturday, October 1, 2016
Time: 10:00 am
Location: Hapeville City Hall
3468 North Fulton Avenue
Hapeville, GA 30354

Date: Wednesday, October 12, 2016
Time: 6:00 pm
Location: Hapeville City Hall
3468 North Fulton Avenue
Hapeville, GA 30354

Additional information sessions may be scheduled. Please check for any updates.

A jury consisting of both accomplished artists and local stakeholders will evaluate all of the proposals and then forward their recommendations to the Hapeville City Council for final approval. Each proposal submitted will be evaluated on the following criteria:
Concept –
Is the artwork original? Does the work fit in with the overall concept of the “Sharing Our Stories” project? Is the project reflective of Hapeville’s historical and cultural impact?
Artistic Merit/Quality –
Does the project demonstrate high artistic merit? Is it artistically engaging and stimulating? Is it accessible to the general public?
Feasibility –
Will the structural and artistic integrity be maintained? Is the proposed budget reasonable? Can the project be executed for the requested amount? Does the artist have the experience to execute the proposal?
Community Engagement –
How does the work engage it audience? Is it interactive, produced on site, use the neighborhood or volunteers? Does it change the way a viewer thinks or feels?

All submission materials must be received by 5:00 pm on December 23, 2016.
If you would like to submit your documents electronically, please do so through the Submittable website. If possible, submit files in a single PDF format. Please check for any potential project updates.
If you would like to submit your documents by U.S. mail or walk in, please submit a thumb drive containing your materials. All hardcopy materials must be on 8 ½ x 11 paper. Hard copy materials will not be returned.
Please address all materials to:
Hapeville “Sharing Our Stories”
City of Hapeville
3468 North Fulton Avenue
Hapeville, GA 30354
All submissions must include the following materials:
1. A one sentence summary describing the proposed work;
2. Contact information for all team members including name, address, telephone, email address;
3. Biographical information or resumes including previous experience for all team members;
4. A written narrative describing your proposal (NOT TO EXCEED 750 WORDS);
5. List of materials and installation guidelines, including a step by step process for installation.
6. Detailed budget for fabrication and installation including artist’s fee.
7. Visual artists should submit at least three sketches, showing scale, dimensions, and elevation of the proposed work; five images of previous work (JPEG and PDF) or related projects of recent artworks (not to exceed 1024 x 768 pixels at a minimum of 150 dpi provided on disk or uploaded) accompanied by a sheet with description of each work sample.
Questions can be emailed to David Burt at . Please include the subject line "Sharing Our Stories question."

City of Hapeville 3468 N. Fulton Avenue Hapeville, GA 30354 Ph: (404) 669-2100
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