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Haliwa-Saponi Public Arts Initiative Request for Qualifications

Haliwa-Saponi Public Arts Initiative Request for Qualifications (RFQ)

The Haliwa-Saponi Indian Tribe has been selected as a finalist and is currently preparing our final grant proposal for the Z. Smith Reynolds Foundation’s Inclusive Public Arts Initiative. Our goal is to create a visual representation of our community and its history that can be used to facilitate conversations surrounding our identity within the context of colonialism, segregation, and political climates of the past, while also highlighting the contributions and achievements of our citizens despite historical challenges. We intend to use the installation as a think piece to give visitors insight and a deeper understanding of our tribal community and how we have maintained our distinct identity despite adversity faced by our citizens.

The Haliwa-Saponi Indian Tribe is requesting qualifications from interested artists that meet the following criteria:
● Has experience in creating murals, mosaics, and/or sculptures
● Familiar with the Haliwa-Saponi Indian Tribe and/or the community of Hollister, North Carolina
● Willing/able to attend meetings and talking circles to form final thoughts and a draft rendering

We are asking that all interested artists submit a resumé and/or portfolio of past works, identifying projects that have been collaborative in nature.

Any inquiries or electronic submissions can be submitted via email to Project Coordinator, Matthew Richardson by email, using the following address, matthewr96@gmail.com

Paper submissions, addressed to Project Coordinator, Matthew Richardson can be submitted in-person to the Chief W.R. Richardson Tribal Government Complex or by mail to the following address:
Haliwa Saponi Indian Tribe
39021 Highway 561 N
PO Box 99
Hollister, NC 27844

The deadline for submissions is Friday, January 25, 2019 at 5:00 p.m.