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Call for Art

ATTENTION: TWIN CITIES ARTISTS!

Through generous philanthropic support, this Call for Art invites our diverse community of professional artists.

Project: Hennepin Healthcare’s Positive Care Clinic

Hennepin Healthcare has been a regional leader in incorporating the arts into patient care. Hennepin Healthcare’s visual art collection continues today with an emphasis on works that are shown to be healing by research and evidence-based design. Nearly all works in the collection are from local and regional artists and are either purchased or donated by individuals and organizations. The Inspire Arts program grows, tracks, and maintains the collection.

Through the thoughtful use of the arts, Inspire Arts is creating an environment that is patient-centered and family-focused – an environment that will have a positive effect on the way patients, families, staff, and community members view their experience at Hennepin Healthcare. The arts also reflect the diversity of Hennepin Healthcare’s community, creating connections through the shared human experience.

Location

The new Positive Care Clinic will be located within the HCMC Blue Building.

The Positive Care Center is a hospital-based clinic staffed by a multidisciplinary team committed to providing quality, comprehensive health, and psychosocial services to those living with HIV. The program provides education, serves as a community and family resource, and contributes extensively to the advancement of HIV-related knowledge.

DESCRIPTION

Call for Art Description

There are multiple locations for artwork within the clinic including waiting spaces, corridors, and exam rooms. The project team seeks to purchase original artworks and artwork prints in a range of wall-hung media such as drawing, painting, collage, mixed media, photography, glass, wood, metal, ceramic, and textile. To maintain the project schedule, the team is seeking to purchase existing artwork. The group may also review portfolio samples for commissioned artwork.
Artists can consider including community-based participation. This may involve the artist as the leader, collaborator, teacher, or liaison working with local citizens, engaging people in the community in the process of the creation of the artwork, or making the community’s experience a part of the work.

The artwork’s goals are to target the positive emotions patients say they want to feel in these spaces: To Feel Safe, Supported, Strengthened, and Connected.

SUBMISSION SCHEDULE

October 8: Deadline for Submission of Existing Artwork, or Portfolio Samples
October 1: Preliminary Review
October 10: Committee Review/Finalist Selection
November 1: Final Artwork Plan Presented

SELECTION PROCESS

Eligibility

Applicants will be reviewed, and a final selection of artworks will be chosen for permanent display in the clinic. An artist recommendation will be forwarded to the project steering committee for formal approval.

Open to all visual artists (individuals or teams). Preference may be given to artists in the City of Minneapolis or individuals with a connection to the Hennepin County area. We are especially interested in hearing from LGBTQ+ and BIPOC artists.

Required Submission Process and Materials:
Submissions are requested electronically and should be sent via email to: [email protected].

To Submit Existing Artwork (available for sale)
Send up to five (5) images of artwork to [email protected]

  1. Format the image as a JPEG, no larger than 2.0 MB per image.
  2. Label each image with: <Artist’s last name.Art title> (example: Kahlo.Two Fridas)
  3. Include the following information in the body of the email:
    • Artist Full Name
    • Contact information: phone number and email
    • Mailing address
    • Listing of Art Titles, Media, Image Size, Unframed price $
      (ex: Two Fridas, oil painting on canvas, 24” x 36”, $550/negotiable)</li
    • Your website and/or social media
  4. Attach other support materials, optional but encouraged to assist our review and evaluation process:
    • Artist Statement
    • Resume/Bio
    • Your interest in this project
LETTER OF INTEREST

Submit a letter of interest for commissioned work

If interested in commissioned work, artists are invited to submit a letter of interest, along with a brief description for a proposed “concept” that would fit this project’s wish to include community-based works of art. To demonstrate your aesthetic style and experience, use the same submission process as above to introduce yourself and your work.

  1.  Your submission should describe how you could engage the community and facilitate its integration into the content or art-making process of your work. The consultant will follow up with a personal phone call to discuss more details once the site planning is finalized. Further information will be provided as the next step.
  2. A concept rendering is not required, however a simple sketch or previous similar work example to help illustrate your concept would be useful.of
WHAT ARTWORK TO SUBMIT?

Artwork to submit

Hennepin Healthcare is seeking unique, inventive artwork that express timeless, life-affirming and positive themes that resonate with our East Lake community patients, visitors and staff. Aligning with Hennepin Healthcare’s overall theme Art for Life, artists are encouraged to submit work that expresses from one of these six sub-themes:

Words as Inspiration

Artwork inspired by or is an interpretation of a quote, poem, phrase or word that highlights hopeful and healing themes.

Mother Earth as Healer

  • Artwork expressing the balance and harmony found in nature.
  • Artwork illuminating the beauty, awe and wonder of the natural world, or the Earth’s transformative seasons by highlighting connectivity, renewal, restoration, and rebirth.

Keeper of the Stories

  • Artwork inspired by cultural or global histories, healing rituals, storytelling, or other generational oral traditions.
  • Artwork with historical narratives or references, especially those with local or regional origin.
  • Folk art that tells a universal, cultural or personal story.

Color My World, Together

  • Artwork showing multi-cultural, intergenerational, family-centered, or community gatherings or images in familiar neighborhood places such as surrounding local parks/ lakes/ river/ falls; farmers markets; street dances and cultural festivals – any place or event we celebrate our diverse communal spirit that adds to one’s sense of belonging.
  • Tender or amusing interactions with pets or animals.
  • Artwork representing hobbies or activities that offer life enrichment experiences.
  • Artwork capturing colorful, healthy, food-based social gatherings representing diverse ethnicities.
    Rhythm Connection
  • Artwork inspired by the rhythm and movement of singing, dancing, playing instruments, and all things relating to the wide world of music and the arts.
  • Artwork might include images of healthy activities that get us moving, e.g., biking, walking, water sports, seasonal sports, gardening, and fishing.
  • Artwork exploring such concepts as nature’s influence on humans seen in biological and circadian rhythms, geo patterns, or movement of migrations.
    Vision Quest, A Journey of Healing
  • Artwork that gives witness to or records a healing journey of self or community with the potential to inspire or encourage others.

Rhythm Connection

  • Artwork inspired by the rhythm and movement of singing, dancing, playing instruments, and all things relating to the wide world of music and the arts.
  • Artwork might include images of healthy activities that get us moving, e.g., biking, walking, water sports, seasonal sports, gardening, and fishing.
  • Artwork exploring such concepts as nature’s influence on humans seen in biological and circadian rhythms, geo patterns, or movement of migrations.

Vision Quest, A Journey of Healing

  • Artwork that gives witness to or records a healing journey of self or community with potential to inspire or encourage others.

 

Contact

Contact

Andrea Fazendin

[email protected]