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File #: 16-1478   
Type: Misc - Professional Services Agreements
In control: City Council A Session
On agenda: 3/10/2016
Posting Language: An Ordinance approving a pre-qualified list of public art professionals whose services may be used to implement public art projects established by the public art plan in an amount not to exceed the eligible allocation; authorizing contracts for such projects; authorizing contracts for the purchase of artwork on temporary exhibit; and authorizing payments subject to the availability of funds. [Lori Houston, Assistant City Manager; Felix Padron, Director, Culture and Creative Development]
Attachments: 1. FY2016 Public Art Qualifications Pre-Qualified List, 2. FY2016 DCCD Loaned Artworks, 3. Design Fabrication and Installation Agmnt Template, 4. FY16 Art Inventory Services Template, 5. FY16 Collaborative Partnership Template, 6. 2016 Exhibit Loan agreemnt TEMPLATE, 7. Ordinance 2016-03-10-0209
Related files: 15-1735, 17-1187
DEPARTMENT: Department for Culture and Creative Development
SUBJECT: Approving a Pre-Qualified List of Public Artists
This ordinance approves a pre-qualified list of public artists whose services may be used to implement public art projects established by the public art plan in an amount not-to-exceed the eligible allocation. This ordinance also authorizes contracts and payments subject to the availability of funds.
The Department for Culture and Creative Development (DCCD) advertised a Call for Artists as part of an annual process to update the City's pre-qualified artist list, first established as the Capital Projects Artist Pool in October 2012. Each subsequent year, City Council has updated this pool of artists based upon recommendations that are a result from a pre-qualification process. In 2016, 161 total submittals were received nationally, which were reviewed and scored by an ad-hoc selection panel that recommended a total of 57 applicants for consideration by the City's San Antonio Arts Commission, including 8 from Texas, and 18 from San Antonio. Qualifications were reviewed and scored in the categories of public artist, art inventory services, and collaborative partners. The selection panel included representatives from the San Antonio Arts Commission, as well as local and state art professionals and City staff. The pre-qualified roster authorizes artists to be considered for projects included in the annual public art plan. Inclusion in the pre-qualified list does not guarantee a contracting opportunity. Final selections for projects are a result of close coordination with City departments and project stakeholders, including but not limited to representatives from City Council appointed advisory committees, community members and local art professionals. Final artist selections are recommended by the San Antonio Arts Commission. Additionally,...

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