CAI brings expertise to public art projects:
- Over thirty years experience in museum work and public art.
- Proven success in collaborations with artists, architects and clients.
- Established communication and working relationships with galleries, artists, fabricators and museums.
- Knowledge of care, conservation, security and risk management.
- Experience in packing, shipping and installation public and private art collections.
- Familiarity with the properties of media used in the fabrication of art and the ability to guide the client toward the materials most suitable for the environment.
- Ability to interpret the client and architect's concepts into a visual art statement.
- All phases of collection management, cataloging, condition reports, and visual inspections.
- Administrative experience bringing about a project on time and within budget.
- Curatorial direction and guidance.
- Awareness of established historic and contemporary art trends.
- Knowledge of the value and cost of contemporary and traditional art.
It is without reservation that I endorse Community Arts International and admire the level to which they have raised the bar for public art around the world. Sandra Bloodworth Director, Arts for Transit and Urban Design, MTA, New York
Ned Kahn with Chas Jones, Rain Oculus, Singapore
CAI approaches a project in collaboration with the architects and client:
- Review or create the art project mission statement.
- Discuss the client's vision and expectations for the art.
- Review and assess sites for the art with the architect and project owner.
- Locate and present artists who are appropriate to the vision and the location.
- Establish budget for art purchases or commissions (usually 1.5 - 2% of building costs).
- Consider scale, aesthetics and media with the architect and owner.
- Contact artists as to availability.
- Identify artists and art that is available on the market for the owner and architect to review.
- Conduct an open or invitational call for art submittals.
- Administer the competition and the selection of artists.
- Select finalists for commissions with the architect, owner and if appropriate a panel of experts.
- Issue contracts to artists as required.
- Address insurance issues.
- Develop timeline for submittals of maquettes, engineering drawings, installation plans and benchmarks for the artist.
- Oversee the process and benchmarks of the production of the artwork; establish ongoing dialogue with the artists and the architect during production.
- Assist with all phases of shipping and installation as required.
- Keep the project on time and within budget.
- Provide progress reports to the architect and client.
- Inspect the completed artwork, provide condition reports, advise the owner on acceptance of art.
Elsa Cameron is the premier art consultant working in the field today. She is a pleasure to work with in all regards. I highly recommend her. Ned Kahn (Artist)