Application Deadlines & Project Timeline
January 8, 2018 - Announcement of RFQ
January 22, 2018 - Deadline for submission of questions regarding RFQ at 12 pm EST
February 2, 2018 - Deadline for receipt of credentials at 12 pm EST
February 5-9, 2018 - Review of credentials
February 12, 2018 - Shortlisted artists will be contacted
February 15 or 16, 2018 - Site visit with Midtown Alliance and MARTA
March 2, 2018 - Deadline for submission of design proposals at 12 pm EST
March 5-9, 2018 - Review of proposals and selection of artist
March 12, 2018 - Winning artist will be contacted
April 2018 - Installation of artwork, dates TBD by Midtown Alliance and MARTA
Frequently Asked Questions about the RFQ Process:
How do I know if my submission is complete?
A complete submission has each and all of the following items:
- A current CV (or one for each member of the team, if applicable)
- Images of five (5) recent projects (up to a maximum of 5 images per project) including a written description of the materials, size, title, location, commissioning body and project cost
- Names and contact information for two references (preferably for projects completed within the past five years)
Please submit all items as a single document in pdf format. (It may be multiple pages.) This document must be labeled with the name of the artist or artist team.
Should applicants have extensive experience in mural planning & execution, or all artists are encouraged to apply?
We anticipate a competitive selection process, but all artists are encouraged to apply. The extent to which an applicant demonstrates the ability to execute large-scale public projects, the stronger his or her submission will be. This will be just one of many public art and activation projects in Midtown in the coming year(s), and it never hurts to familiarize us with your work.
Should I attach a letter of intent with my submission?
We do not require a letter of intent but you're welcome to include one if there’s something you’d like to express or if you’d like us to get to know you better. Submissions without an LOI will not be penalized. If you do submit a letter of intent, please be concise. We’re interested to hear from you, but have several more submissions to process!
What are the dimensions of the walls?
Please refer to this PDF for a general understanding of scale. These are not exact measurements but should help you approximate square footage.
Please note: these are merely some surfaces available for mural application. Three artists will be given an honorarium to produce concept designs, at which time, specific walls and scope of work will be determined.
Have I missed the deadline to apply?
No. Credentials are due at 12 pm EST on Friday, February 2nd.