The City of Athens has allocated $2000.00 for the appointment of a Poet Laureate for a term of 1 year.
Art as defined by the committee: At its core, Art is a product of human creativity that is aesthetically pleasing and can encompass diverse methodologies and mediums. Art can refer to the visual arts including painting, sculpture, architecture, and photography, can encompass applied arts that may include architecture and landscaping, and decorative arts that may be functional in nature. Above all, any work that falls within the definition of Art must exhibit quality of concept, execution and craftsmanship
RFP SUBMISSION DEADLINE: All submissions must be hand-delivered or received no later than January 19th, 2018 at the ARTS/West office located at 132 W. State St. Athens, OH 45701. Submissions may be sent electronically to email@example.com.
Athens Municipal Arts Commission (AMAC) Background: AMAC establishes ad hoc committees to consider all arts projects. It is such a committee that has been formed for this project. After reviewing submissions and interviewing candidates, this committee will make a recommendation to AMAC, who will present the recommendation to the City Council.
III. Project Description:
A. Overview: The prospectus is centered around the selection of a Poet Laureate to represent the City Of Athens
B. Specifications: The Poet Laureate will write and present in person at a minimum of 6 events of local importance such as national holidays, local celebrations or award ceremonies, special school events. Proposal submissions should reflect the broad spectrum of the population of Athens. It is suggested that you use THE ESSENCE OF ATHENS as an inspirational source. http://www.designinglocal.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/07/Essence-Plan.pdf
C. Budget: The budget recommendation is for $2,000 per year. This amount is to include expenses incurred by the poet.
IV. Selection Process: Selection will be made by an AMAC ad-hoc committee consisting of 3-4 members from the poetry community and one from AMAC. The finalists will be selected according to the proposal, prior work, and ability to fulfill the responsibilities of the position. The selection committee will convene, review the applications, interview finalists , and recommend an appointment as Poet Laureate.
The Selection Committee reserves the right to issue a second call to artists if the proposals submitted do not demonstrate the factors listed below. The committee also reserves the right to reject all proposals. The following factors will be considered when reviewing submissions:
Quality of body of work
Appropriate for and reflective of the community of Athens
The selected poet's proposal will be forwarded to the Athens Municipal Arts Commission which will accept or reject the recommendation. If accepted AMAC will present the recommendation to the Athens City Council. The poet selected will then enter into an agreement with the City of Athens. The job performance will be overseen by Safety Service Director.
V. Project Timeline: (The committee reserves the right to change the timeline without notice.)
Dec. 15, 2017: Notification/Announcement to Artists
Jan 19, 2018: Proposals DUE (Receipt Deadline)
Committee to review proposals the week of Jan 22-26.
AMAC Ad-Hoc Committee to meet with finalists for interviews and presentations of samples of candidates work during week of January 29 – Feb. 2.
By February 14th, 2018: Results Announced
February 15, 2018: Commencement of tenure
VI. Application Requirements:
A. Delivery: Mail/hand/electronic deliver applications to:
Poet Laureate Project
132 West State St.
Athens, OH 45701
B. Presentation - Application Content: To be effectively reviewed for consideration, the application should contain a portfolio including
1. Selections from your Body of Work
2. Professional Resume/ Vita
3. Professional References - At least three professional references who have an intimate knowledge of your work. Letters of support are to be supplied by two of these. Letters can be submitted electronically. Include complete address and phone/email for each reference.
4. Optional Relevant Experience and Qualifications Support Information: Up to three selections of supporting materials (reviews, news articles, essays, etc,)
5. Project Proposal (Not to exceed two pages):Describe your overall concept for a year tenure as Poet Laureate, outlining the relevance to the city of Athens, etc.
6. Self Addressed Stamped Envelope S.A.S.E.:For return of materials. Only submissions with a S.A.S.E. will be returned; all others become the property of AMAC ad-hoc Committee. The Art Selection Committee and its consultants assume no responsibility for loss or damage to submissions.
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Many of your favorite Christmas and Holiday Songs, both classical and contemporary, will be performed by a talented group of professional singers and instrumentalists including Matthew Chester-Griffin – baritone, Melissa Brobek – Mezzo soprano, Alexandra Bruno – Mezzo Soprano, Nicholas Nesbitt – Tenor, Michael Weiser – Tenor, Harolyn Brient – Piano, and Michael Tobar-- Flute and Piano. All performers are donating their time and talent for no charge. Every penny collected goes to the Food pantry. With a joyful and varied program that is sure to warm your heart, lift your spirits and put you in the Holiday mood and Spirit of the Season, you won’t want to miss this festive musical event! Admission is free. Money Donations of any amount are being collected to benefit the Athens County Food Pantry. Light refreshments will be served during the intermission.
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ARTS/West wants to provide affordable access to instruments for Athens community members. This fundraiser is to start and grow the Music Lending Library. If you plan on attending, Sadie Meade will be screen-printing live from 9-11pm onto any apparel you bring as long as it's made of 100% cotton. Bring a t-shirt to get an instrument library design print or buy an instrument themed holiday card to support the cause! The all-night rock show will be starring Red Lake, Speedwalk Jerry, The Revulvas, and The Caitlin Kraus band. This head-banging performance should make your ears-split with sounds coming from the very instruments we'd like to lend you. So come get rowdy to support a good cause with intense music and live screen-print.
Laura Serna will be presenting her work in the ARTS/West gallery on December 7th. Her work expresses the elements through the lens of native creation myths. Come on out for a great show, refreshments, and snacks. Her show runs from December 7th to January 2nd.