Call for Sculptors

Submitted by i.ikram on Mon, 02/12/2018 - 9:12am

About the Project

We are seeking sculptors to provide proposals for sculptures for one or both of the following items. We are asking for the sculptors to provide us their artisitc vision of the following concepts:

1. Peace

2. Social Justice


1. The base of the sculpture must be no less than 1 square foot and no greater than 9 square feet; the sculpture cannot be greater than 36” high at its greatest point

2. Any media may be used

3. The sculpture will be displayed in a display case in which any angle may be viewable

4 Final products will be displayed in a display case provided by the ACCE

5. The final product will be installed by the ACCE.

Submission Guidelines and Requirements
Each submission shall include the following and shall be no more than 10 pages in length (excluding supplementary information).
1. A written introduction to the artist, the artist’s work, and his or her artistic philosophy
2. A written representation of the sculptures including:
a. Dimensions
b. Artistic style applied
c. Distinctive artistic elements
d. Tentative artist’s statement
e. Any other information relevant to the decision makers
3. A concept drawing of the sculptures indicating:
a. How the artist wishes to take the project visually
b. Any motifs or other adornments (or lack thereof)
4. A written summary of the following:
a. Cost of producing each sculpture separately, i.e., a cost for sculpture A and a cost for sculpture B
b. List of materials that will be utilized, for example, metal, wood, etc.
c. Any specific terms and conditions (any submitted terms and conditions are subject to negotiation)
d. Time to complete the project
5. The following supplementary information
a. Portfolio samples
b. A brief description of other similar work (if applicable)
c. References for other commissioned work (if applicable).
2/5/2018—RFP issued
2/22/2018—Deadline for questions from applicants
2/23/2018—Deadline for responses to applicant questions from ACCE; responses emailed to all applicants
3/9/2018—Deadline for proposals
3/23/2018—Decision made; applicants notified
7/20/2018—Tentative due date for sculpture.
To Apply
Submission deadline: 3/9/2018
Please email your proposal to:
Imran Ikram
Director of Programs, Abrahamic Center for Cultural Education (ACCE)
Note: all submissions must be in either .pdf or .docx formats. Any supplementary graphics must be provided in either .gif, . jpg, .png, or .tiff formats if they are provided separately from the main .pdf/.docx document.
About the ACCE
The Abrahamic Center for Cultural Education (ACCE) is dedicated to educating the community about Islam and Muslims. Working with individuals and academic, religious, public, and private institutions, the ACCE teaches through a variety of educational and interactive means.
One of these means is the ACCE Gallery. The Gallery is dedicated to furthering the understanding of Islam and Muslims by providing an engaging visual display for visitors. The current display, available for viewing by appointment, depicts the stories of the figures common to the Abrahamic faiths. The work for this RFP will supplement the existing installation.
The ACCE is a division of the Islamic Food and Nutrition Council of America (IFANCA®). IFANCA is a leading halal certifying body, certifying an array of halal consumables such as food products, nutritional supplements, and personal care products.
Basic Info
Deadline Type: 
Deadline or Post Expiration: 
Saturday, March 10, 2018
Contact Information
Contact Name: 
Imran Ikram
Contact Email: 
Contact Phone Number: 
Contact Address: 
Chicago  Illinois  60605
United States