CALL FOR ARTISTS/DESIGNERS/CREATIVES

The Rotorua Lakes Council (RLC) is seeking proposals from the creative sector for the decoration of Rotorua’s city Christmas tree
The Rotorua Lakes Council (RLC) is seeking proposals from the creative sector for the decoration of Rotorua’s city Christmas tree
The Rotorua Lakes Council (RLC) is seeking proposals from the creative sector for the decoration of Rotorua’s city Christmas tree

Job details

Organisation
The Rotorua Lakes Council (RLC)
Closes
24 Aug 2020
Region
Waikato, Bay of Plenty
Work type
Contract, Call for entries, Expressions of interest
Work classification
Community & Access Arts, Visual Arts, Other

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CALL FOR ARTISTS/DESIGNERS/CREATIVES

ROTORUA’S CHRISTMAS TREE DECORATION

The Rotorua Lakes Council (RLC) is seeking proposals from the creative sector for the decoration of Rotorua’s city Christmas tree, due for installation in Te Manawa mid November 2020.

 

PROJECT PURPOSE:

  • Create a fresh new look for the tree

  • Highlight identity of Rotorua and Aotearoa through creative art channels

  • To create works that are engaging, transformational and dynamic

  • The opportunity to support a local artist/s in a public space

 

SCOPE:

  • Artists/creative practitioners must work within budget and timeframe

  • Work must be designed and created to last a minimum of three years 

  • It may be a completely new look, or one that utilises and works in with some of the existing decorations and base of green ‘tinsel’

  • Tree dimensions – see doc here.

 

CONSIDERATIONS:

  • Robust all-weather materials must be used

  • Public safety – safe to touch decorations on lower branches

  • Tamper-proof and the ability to be well secured

  • Reflect a “Kiwi Christmas” – theme to fit with Aotearoa (rather than a European winter one)

  • Decorations to suit larger scale (nothing smaller than 300mm and up to 1000mm)

  • Must have strong visual appeal  in daylight hours (main viewing time) 

  • You are working with a flat conical surface, so difficult to have ‘free hanging’ decorations

  • Lighting the tree is not part of the proposal as existing strands of warm white lights will be used

 

 

 

 

TIMEFRAMES:

Proposal issued:  Monday 25th May 2020

Submissions close: Monday 24th August 2020

Notification to selected artist/s: Monday 31st August 2020

Delivery of decorations: Monday 9th November 2020

 

Timeframes are to fit with the installation and decoration of the tree, which takes place late November, at Te Manawa (formerly known as city focus), intersection of Tutanekai and Hinemoa Streets.  

 

BUDGET: (includes design, materials and creation of decorations)    $5,000 excl GST

*If an external grant is secured, budget may increase to $8,000 excl GST

Installation and pack down cost is the responsibility of RLC.

Click here to download the information. 

How to apply

APPLICATION AND SELECTION INFORMATION 
 

Proposals, please include:

  • A written concept

  • Confirmation of ability to work to the specified time schedule

  • Concept drawings scaled and presented as required to convey the concept

  •  Up to 7 digital images per artist/artist team, saved as 72 DPI jpegs

  • Submissions in Word or PDF format, with a total file size no larger than 2mb

  • An indication of breakdown of costs

  • Curriculum vitae (CV) of the individual artists

 

All parties need to be satisfied that the proposal is achievable within the timeframe and  budget available. 

Please note that RLC also reserves the right to accept some, one or none of the concepts.

Please send proposals to: mandy.godo@rotorualc.nz 

OR

Attention: Mandy Godo, Project Manager Arts and Culture, Rotorua Lakes Council, 1061 Haupapa Street, Rotorua 3010.

 

 

Written by

Julia Barnes

21 Jun 2020