CALL FOR ARTISTS – ARONUI 2020

CALL FOR ARTISTS – ARONUI 2020

Image Above: Aronui 2019 – Artist Taumata Soloman with his mural of Aunty Bea 

Call for Artists/Designers/Creatives

CALL FOR ARTISTS – ARONUI 2020 
TE TOKI O TE ARAWA MURAL (WALL LOCATION TBC) 


INTRODUCTION: 
Aronui Indigenous Arts Festival is seeking proposals from Māori artists for creating a mural of a Te Arawa leader with an arts background who has passed.  
Project Purpose: 
Create a mural in the Rotorua CBD that brings to life the essence of a Te Arawa hero who’s known for their contribution to the arts

Scope:
●    Artists must work within budget and timeframe
●    Work must to be designed to last a minimum of 7 years
●    Protective coatings to be employed where possible
 
Opportunities:
●    To interpret this brief according to your own vision
●    To recommend the Te Arawa hero/s you would like to muralise
●    To work with any material (not just paint), as long as the proposal meets the project purpose, and is managed within the scope
●    To be innovative in your creative solution

Considerations:
Once the artist is chosen, you will be expected to liaise with the family of the chosen Te Arawa hero/s to ensure the mauri of the project remains intact. This will be facilitated by Aronui Arts Festival.

BRIEF: 
To capture the essence of a Te Arawa arts hero as a mural on a Rotorua CBD wall. The specific wall is to be confirmed but the approximate size will be 5m (length) x 3m (height). 

The construction of the mural will be available to public viewing as part of the Aronui Indigenous Arts Festival from the 7th of September. The mural will be unveiled to coincide with the end of the festival and te wiki o te reo māori on the 20th September. 

In 2019, artist Taumata Soloman painted a mural of Aunty Bea who contributed widely to the arts, education and the entire Rotorua community and it was a resounding success.  
https://www.nzherald.co.nz/arts-literature/news/article.cfm?c_id=18&objectid=12267990 

“Capturing the essence” is not restricted to a portrait of the chosen hero. The artist can interpret what capturing the essence of the hero means to them.  
The artist is expected to engage with the hero’s family to ensure they are happy with the creative direction of the work. 
Time frames for submissions, selection and work commencement are geared towards beginning the work at the beginning of Aronui on the 8th of September and unveiling on the 20th September 2020. 

Closure for submissions:​   5pm, Monday 17th August, 2020
Budget​: Up to $10,000.00   

APPLICATION AND SELECTION INFORMATION
Proposals 


Must include: 
●    Confirmation of ability to work within the proposed time schedule.
●    Concept drawings scaled and presented as required to convey the concept.
●    Up to a maximum of 10 digital images per artist/artist team, saved as 72 DPI jpegs.
●    Please ensure submissions are in Word or PDF format, with a total file size no larger than 2mb.
●    An indication of costs.

May include:
●    a written concept
●    curriculum vitae (CV) of the individual artist

All parties need to be satisfied that the proposal is achievable within the budget available. 

Please note that the Aronui Arts Festival Trust also reserves the right to accept all, one or none of the concepts. 

Please send proposals to: 
Email: info@aronuiartsfestival.com
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