With internationally known artists already on board, the Chase Center–future home of the Golden State Warriors–has announced a Call for Artists to help build out its art program.
Chase Center has commissioned Sports & The Arts (SATA) to lead its Call for Artists program, which will source and acquire one-of-a-kind, museum-quality art and photography created by local artists that showcases Warriors, entertainment and regional history. In addition, Chase Center will feature a work by international artist Olafur Eliasson and plans to work with the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art (SFMOMA), naming rights partner Chase and BAYCAT, a Bay Area nonprofit studio that produces socially-conscious media while training diverse youth and women to enter the creative industry.
“The San Francisco Bay Area is such a culturally and historically rich area with incredible talent and our art program at Chase Center should reflect that,” said Warriors President and Chief Operating Officer Rick Welts. “The Call for Artists is a great way to ensure our local artists are represented, along with world-renowned artist Olafur Eliasson, our partner Chase and community partner BAYCAT, to add to our art throughout the arena and district.”
Local artists and muralists 18 years or older of all levels and experience who are interested in being considered for the Chase Center collection may submit a short bio, sample images of artistic pieces indicating the style of their work and any other relevant information via PDF to firstname.lastname@example.org. PDF submissions should be no larger than 5MB and contain up to eight visual samples of past pieces created by each artist. Deadline to submit is July 30, 2018. Upon selection, artists will be notified and commissioned for specific works commencing this winter.
In addition to the Call for Artists, Chase Center will work with the SFMOMA to commission additional artists to provide up to three pieces of artwork, along with the SFMOMA loaning one current piece of art to Chase Center. International artist Olafur Eliasson will also create one signature piece of artwork for the district and naming rights partner Chase will provide artwork from their JPMorgan Chase Art Collection, which features more than 30,000 artworks located in 250 offices worldwide, to be included in the JP Morgan Club inside Chase Center. Chase Center and the Warriors will continue to work with local community organizations to highlight their work, along with Heritage Werks, to showcase the history of the Warriors and entertainment in the Bay Area.
Areas of opportunity for artwork inside Chase Center include wall spaces throughout Chase Center’s concourses, in addition to opportunities along the exterior of the building, including Chase Center’s videoboard and throughout the surrounding district. Examples of content for Chase Center’s videoboard include Warriors community partner BAYCAT Academy’s latest features highlighting Black History Month and Women’s History Month.
Currently under construction in San Francisco’s Mission Bay neighborhood, the Chase Center is slated to open in time for the 2019-20 NBA season.