As the designated local arts agency for the City of Tucson and Pima County, The Arts Foundation for Tucson and Southern Arizona provides arts and cultural development services through direct funding, technical assistance, commissions, and contracts to artists and arts organizations.

Through a range of programming, the organization encourages neighborhood, youth, and community involvement in the arts. It provides opportunities for artists and crucial support for arts organizations while enhancing educational opportunities.

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Funding Department: Pima County Waste Water Management

Budget for Artwork: $130,000

Application Deadline: November 20, 2017

Project Description: This Call to Artists is specifically for Bike Barometer on the Loop Project 1.

The Arts Foundation for Tucson and Southern Arizona in collaboration with the Pima County Region Wastewater Reclamation Department are seeking an artist or artist team to create design/fabricate/install art work that encompasses bike barometer equipment into art work along the Loop. It is preferred for the design to provide shade for the equipment in some fashion without impeding the functionality. Artists that wish to be considered for both project 1 and 2 must apply to both calls separately. Budget reflects design, fabrication and installation.

Background

Pima County is developing The Loop around metro Tucson with links to Marana, Oro Valley, and South Tucson. Pima County residents and visitors on foot, bikes, skates, and horses can enjoy the more than 100 miles of shared-use paths that have already been completed. The Loop is open from sunrise to sunset. If it doesn’t have a motor, it’s good to go on The Loop.

With the completion of the first 100 miles of the Loop people are flocking to utilize this amenity. To better track the bikers verses walkers/runners, the barometer will be installed on the Santa Cruz River segment in conjunction with this art project.

Pima County Region Wastewater Reclamation Departments had previous projects completed in these areas. As part of those projects a one-percent art budget has been allocated for Public Art.

 

Opportunities for Art

The Bike Barometer on the Loop Project 1, opportunity is for the design, fabrication, and installation of art at the Santa Cruz River segment located just south of Speedway on the west bank of the river.

Art Budget

The art budget of $130,000 must cover all costs related to design, materials, production, transportation and installation of the artwork, as well as costs for permits, taxes, and insurance that may be required by Pima County. This may include soil analysis, engineering, and footer for the art pieces.

Project stats are listed on the Arts Foundations website.

Funding Department: Pima County Waste Water Management

Budget for Artwork: $130,000

Application Deadline: November 20, 2017

Project Description: This Call to Artist is specifically for Bike Barometer on the Loop Project 2.

The Arts Foundation for Tucson and Southern Arizona in collaboration with the Pima County Region Wastewater Reclamation Department are seeking an artist or artist team to create design/fabricate/install art work that encompasses bike barometer equipment into art work along the Loop. It is preferred for the design to provide shade for the equipment in some fashion without impeding the functionality. Artists that wish to be considered for both Project 1 and 2 must apply to both calls separately. Budget reflects design, fabrication and installation.

 Background

Pima County is developing The Loop around metro Tucson with links to Marana, Oro Valley, and South Tucson. Pima County residents and visitors on foot, bikes, skates, and horses can enjoy the more than 100 miles of shared-use paths that have already been completed. The Loop is open from sunrise to sunset. If it doesn’t have a motor, it’s good to go on The Loop.

With the completion of the first 100 miles of the Loop people are flocking to utilize this amenity. To better track the bikers verses walkers/runners, the barometer will be installed on the Rillito River segment in conjunction with this art project.

Pima County Region Wastewater Reclamation Departments had previous projects completed in these areas. As part of those projects a one-percent art budget has been allocated for Public Art.

Opportunities for Art

The Bike Barometer on the Loop Project 2, Rillito River, opportunity is for the design, fabrication, and installation of artwork at the Rillito River segment located just south of the Rillito Race Track on the north bank of the river.

Art Budget

The art budget of $130,000 for art and must cover all costs related to design, materials, production, transportation and installation of the artwork, as well as costs for permits, taxes, and insurance that may be required by Pima County. This may include soil analysis, engineering, and footer for the art pieces.

Project stats are listed on the Arts Foundations website.

Ends on December 1, 2017

Overview

The Arts Foundation for Tucson and Southern Arizona’s stART Community Cultural Development Grant provides support to encourage neighborhood and/or project-based art endeavors focused on problem solving. Now in its second year, stART explores what impact these small infusions of funds can have on a community.

This funding is meant to help initiate or complete small projects that impact a local neighborhood or community. For example, funds may be used for paint to complete a mural, pay local artists to teach a free workshop in their neighborhood, or help cover material costs.


Award Amount: $300


Eligibility

·        Individuals, small groups or organizations with 501c3 status that have not received funding from the Arts Foundation or the Tucson Pima Arts Council in the last two grant cycles or this current year may apply. Priority is given to small group efforts rather than large, established organizations.

·        Applicants must be have been based in Southern Arizona for at least 1 year before applying.

·        Projects must take place within the Southern Arizona area.

·        Projects may already be in process, but must be completed by April 20, 2018.

·        Funds may be used for marketing, supplies, or for artist or project coordinator fees, or honoraria for community partners directly involved in the project.

·        Funds may not be used for fiscal sponsor administration costs, or University Facilities and Administrative (F&A) costs, or other “overhead.”


If Awarded

·        Final Reports are due April 30, 2018. Awardees must complete this report on time to be considered for future funding from The Arts Foundation.

·        Contact The Arts Foundation and receive permission to make significant changes (e.g., change of project location or project focus). Failure to do so requires awardees to forfeit the award and renders the awardee ineligible for future funding from The Arts Foundation.

·        Awardees must credit The Arts Foundation in all electronic, printed, and broadcast material related to the project. Use The Arts Foundation logo, or the phrase “Made possible in part by The Arts Foundation for Tucson and Southern Arizona stART Cultural Development Grant,” in all marketing for the event.


If you have any questions please contact Natalia Gabrielsen, Grants Program Coordinator, at ngabrielsen@artsfoundtucson.org. 


Overview

The Arts Foundation for Tucson and Southern Arizona seeks to support teaching artists and arts education projects through the ARTS + LEARNING Initiative. Awards of $300 will be made toward projects with these goals.  


Award Amount: $300


Eligibility

·        Individuals, small groups, or organizations with 501c3 status are eligible to apply.

·        Applicants must be have been based in Southern Arizona for at least one year before applying and projects must take place within this region.

·        Projects may already be in process, but must be completed by April 30, 2018.

·        Funds may not be used for fiscal sponsor administration costs, or University Facilities and Administrative costs, or other overhead costs


If Awarded

·        Final Reports are due April 30, 2018. Awardees must complete this report on time to be considered for future funding from The Arts Foundation.

·        Contact The Arts Foundation and receive permission to make significant changes (e.g., change of project location or project focus). Failure to do so requires awardees to forfeit the award and renders the awardee ineligible for future funding from The Arts Foundation.

·        Awardees must credit The Arts Foundation in all electronic, printed, and broadcast material related to the project. Use The Arts Foundation logo, or the phrase “Made possible in part by The Arts Foundation for Tucson and Southern Arizona ARTS + LEARNING Initiative,” in all marketing for the event.


If you have any questions please contact Natalia Gabrielsen, Grants Program Coordinator, at ngabrielsen@artsfoundtucson.org.