Request for Qualifications IN FLUX Cycle 10

Deadline: November 15, 2021, at 5:00 p.m. MST (AZ) 

Projects: Multiple opportunities throughout the Valley 

IN FLUX Partner Cities: Scottsdale, Avondale, Chandler, Glendale, Peoria, and Tempe 

Opportunities range from $5,000–$10,000  

Eligibility: Professional artists and artist teams with less than two years of experience in public art. Artists commissioned in the previous Cycle 9 are not eligible for the current Cycle 10. For a complete overview of RFQ details and to apply, visit Submittable here

IN FLUX Cycle 10 partner cities invite artists across all disciplines to create temporary public artworks in a wide variety of locations throughout the Valley.  

Join a Q&A for the IN FLUX Cycle 10 RFQ on Zoom, Monday, Nov. 1, 6 p.m. MST (AZ). RSVP here

PROJECT INFORMATION 

IN FLUX demonstrates a holistic approach to temporary public art through a showcase of site-specific projects by visual artists working in various mediums and performing artists who specialize in dance, theatre, music, or spoken word. These opportunities provide artists a chance to expand their skills, challenge their creativity, and garner public recognition for their work. Presented simultaneously by six partner cities, IN FLUX fosters the notion of the Valley as one art community. IN FLUX creates connections between community organizations, city governments, local businesses, artists, and audiences.  

IN FLUX partners seek to provide opportunity, experience, and education to emerging and established artists who want to enter the field of public art. These opportunities are well suited for artists with no public art experience or have less than two years of public art experience. Arizona artists are strongly encouraged to apply. 

To see previous IN FLUX artworks and learn more, visit INFLUXAZ.com
 

SELECTION PROCESS 

Each partnering city will hold its own selection panel for its site(s). The selection panelists will make recommendations based on the specific nature of each site. Once these recommendations have been made, the IN FLUX partners will meet to determine final locations for selected artists to ensure placement is feasible and there is diversity within the IN FLUX collection for Cycle 10. Members of each panel will include artists, arts professionals, and community members. The selection panels will meet in mid-November; artists will be notified shortly thereafter. 

Selected artists will be contracted by each commissioning agency and work directly with the project manager designated by their assigned partnering organization. All artists will be notified of selection results via email in November and given the opportunity to request feedback from the selection panel. 

For a complete overview of RFQ details and to apply, visit Submittable here.

NEW SCOTTSDALE LOCATIONS

Cycle 10 will include two new locations for temporary artworks in Scottsdale.

The first site is a sculpture opportunity at Scottsdale Quarter in front of the Culinary Dropout location, pictured above.

The second opportunity will be a mural (vinyl wrap) at the city of Scottsdale’s water riser and concrete SRP well site on Thomas Road, pictured above.