Arts in the Airport
OPEN CALL FOR ART EXHIBITS
The MS Gulf Coast Region is home to people of diverse social, economic, religious and ethnic backgrounds. It is our intent to provide a venue to display our rich culture. The Airport Art Program allows for a means to enhance the experience of airport users, showcase and educate visitors and locals on the cultural heritage, and showcase the artistic development of the MS Gulf Coast Region. All forms of artistic expression are eligible for inclusion in the Airport Art Program. These may be in a wide variety of styles and media integrated into designated areas of the terminal facility. They may include professional or amateur art, as well as educational and historical works. They may include works of aviation orientation and history incorporating the Airport community.
This Open Call For Exhibits is open to organizations, groups and individuals interested in submitting works for display in Gulfport-Biloxi International Airport Terminal Facility. All media may be proposed for review. There is no deadline. Submissions are reviewed by the Airport Commissioners for approval. Each approved proposal will be assigned a start date. The duration of exhibits is up to six (6) months depending on the nature of the exhibit and the selected site. Exhibitor must agree to sign a release waiving all liability for damages for property placed on airport property.
Opportunity is limited to MS Gulf Coast area artists and organizations.
See attachment for example of each approved exhibit location.
1. 1st floor An open floor exhibit space located adjacent to the airport terminal building main entrance.
2. 1st floor - Framed wall space located in the airline passenger ticketing lobby.
3. Concourse Glass Display Cases – There are two exhibit areas measuring
26’ W x 6’ H x 2’ D. Proposed exhibits must use all cases respective to the exhibition area.
4. Concourse Youth Art Wall – Framed wall space located on the passenger concourse area beyond the security checkpoint. Exhibitions can feature collaborative projects by individual children groups of students, community-based projects and work from schools, youth groups and or museums. Exhibits are limited to young artists ranging from kindergarten to 12th grade and are rotated every six months.
5. 3rd floor corridor walls – Framed wall space.
- Exhibitor must agree to take full responsibility and waive any claims of damage to personal property placed on airport property.
- Eligible pieces of artwork will recognize the operating characteristics of the Airport to include public safety and security regulations, passenger flows and maintenance issues.
- Eligible pieces of artwork must always be in good taste and appropriate for a public and family venue as determined by the Airport Commissioners. Artwork cannot be in the form of advertising or be placed for sale at the Airport. Although, the Airport provides for an exceptional art venue, the Airport will not compensate an artist or organization in order to display works of art in the Airport.
- The provider will be responsible for placement, maintenance, and care of the artwork.
- The provider will facilitate planning for the placement of artwork on Airport property.
- The provider will maintain high artistic standards for artwork displayed at the Airport.
- The Airport representative will ensure that the artwork placed at the Airport will be maintained by the provider who will also submit a signed copy of the Exhibitor Agreement and Release document.
Interested applicants should submit the following information:
- Contact information including name, address, telephone numbers, email address and website, if applicable.
- Title of proposed exhibition
- Detailed description of the exhibition: exhibitor must provide a complete and clear depiction of the layout plan for the proposed exhibit including but not limited to media, exact depiction of the art to be displayed, application method and any other pertinent information detailing the proposed exhibit. Names of artists involved, if applicable; proposals may include photos, CDs, diagrams or other materials to help detail exhibit plan.
- A resume, exhibition record and artist statement for each artist involved in the exhibition.
Email Proposals and questions to:email@example.com