Call for Art - Moorhead Proud


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Are you an artist or creative with an arts and cultural project that reflects or highlights our Moorhead Pride? We want to hear from you! Please address the following items in this Public Art Project Proposal:








What is your Connection to Moorhead (i.e. current/former resident, student, etc.?)
Experiences & Expertise (CV or resume)
Project Description (Please include how the proposal reflects or highlights our Moorhead Pride.)
Project Outline (Inspiration, materials, size, techniques, process, community engagement concept, timeline including fabrication and installation, etc.)
Site Control (If proposed location is not within the designated area within Davy Memorial park, do you have permission to implement the project?)
Itemized Budget
Funding Request (NOTE: $14,000 available for public art. The City of Moorhead may contribute an additional (up to) $5,000 for base/pedestal construction.)
Attachments (i.e. Resume, CV. Sketch/example, Budget, etc.)
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Upon submission of the public art proposal, Applicant agrees that the proposed public art may receive editing suggestions. Implementation and additional information from artist/creative may be requested as outlined in the Moorhead Public Art Policy to ensure proper credentials and implementation standards. By submitting a proposal and signing/typing this form, Applicant agrees:

  • Applicant is the sole author/designer of the art proposal that is submitted for consideration and that the contents of the proposed public art are original and do not infringe upon any copyright or any intellectual rights of others, and that Applicant has the unencumbered right to make this submission.
  • Applicant/artist/creative team has the expertise to fully execute the proposed proposal within one year of notice to proceed, or as negotiated.
  • If approved for accession, Applicant grants the City of Moorhead the right to perpetually use the public art, including, but not limited to: reproduction, posting, displaying, creation of derivative art, and documenting the public art in any media or in any form, now known or later invented, without limitation for promotional, documentary, celebratory or any other commercial or noncommercial purposes. Applicant hereby waives any and all rights to royalty, fee or other compensation by reason of such use. Applicant will retain copyright of the public art.
  • The City of Moorhead will not be responsible or be held liable for any injury or damage to Applicant or any person or property resulting from or occurring during or in any manner arising out of the use or installation of the public art.
  • Proposed public art must reflect favorably upon the City of Moorhead. Public art that contains any type of content related to alcoholic beverages; tobacco products; hygiene or health products of a very personal nature; political, religious, moral, or social issues; sexual products/services; direct or overt messages critical of Moorhead; and anything otherwise inappropriate in a public place will not be allowed. The City of Moorhead may, at its sole discretion, refuse to allow consideration, placement or installation of art that it deems to be inappropriate considering the purpose and intent.

DISCLAIMER: The City of Moorhead may discontinue this project at any time and for any reason. Members of the Moorhead Art and Culture Commission, Moorhead City Council and Staff and their immediate families are ineligible to participate in this Call for Art.

Due to varying funding requests and prioritization of proposals, Applicant is willing to accept partial funding for implementation of Applicant's project proposal.
I have read and agree with all of the terms and conditions of the contest and hereby absolve the City of Moorhead or its representatives from any claim or loss, either past, present or future, in association with this public art proposal. I attest this proposal is true and accurate and I acknowledge I have read and agree to all of the terms contained herein.
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