REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS
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Summer (July-Sept) & Fall Quarters (Oct-Dec) of 2019
Art in Hand project – Tactile Mosaic semi-permanent exhibit installation
Closing Date & Time for Proposals: Friday, June 14th, 5:00 p.m. CST
Artist-in-Residence Program Overview
The Artist-in-Residence program is an opportunity for children and families to observe, learn, and interact with a professional artist. Artist and children will share in a collaborative and open-ended process of creating an artwork together to be publicly displayed in a business, organization, or community location throughout Naperville and DuPage County. This enriching environment and creative arts experience provides opportunities to further a child’s understanding and appreciation of visual art; help children find the artistic potential in unlikely materials; and engage children in the joy and freedom of self-expression, discovery, and imagination.
Artist-in-Residence Program Goals
The Artist-in-Residence working space is located in The Studio. Layout of work area will be determined by project scope.
The Studio offers daily walk-in hours for DCM’s visitors to explore art through open-ended creative processes that incorporate art, math, and science, and provides opportunities for visitors to participate in collaborative community installations.
Take a Virtual Tour of the Museum: https://dupagechildrens.org/visit/virtual-tour/
Call for Artists
The Artist-in-Residence program is open to professional artists:
Summary of Artist Commitments
What the Residency Offers You
Website/Social Media Pages:
Proposal must include:
Proposals selected for further consideration will be asked to submit detailed project budget and be scheduled for an interview.
Application Submission Instructions
Completed applications must be submitted via email. Work samples must also be submitted electronically, via email, Dropbox, and/or Google drive. No paper applications accepted.
Submit completed application by Friday, June 14, 2019, 5:00 p.m. to:
Dustin Thacker, Arts & Maker Specialist, DuPage Children’s Museum
The Selection Process
Artist will be selected by an Artist-in-Residence Advisory Committee organized by DuPage Children’s Museum. Decisions are based on artistic merit; proven experience working with children and families; and proposed project or ideas and how they relate to the themes of art, culture, community, identity, family, and communication. The Museum encourages creativity; however, work must not require heavy machinery or major construction. All artists will be notified after the selection process is complete. DuPage Children’s Museum reserves the right to interview candidates and observe instruction before making a decision.
Note: Due to the sensitivity and requirements of working with children, artists selected will need to submit information for a clean background/criminal check prior to their residency.
Timeline for proposal acceptance:
June 19th, 2019: Finalists contacted
June 20-26, 2019: Interviews and teaching demonstrations
June 28, 2019: Artists announced
July 15, 2019: Summer ‘19 Quarter artist start date
Oct 1, 2019: Fall ‘19 Quarter Artist start date
Contacts for Questions
Accepting questions for clarification on proposals and scope of the Artist-in-Residence Program May 1 – 31, 2019.
Send to: Dustin Thacker, Arts & Maker Specialist