Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library Foundation
Request for Proposal
Lincoln Leadership Prize - Portrait of Recipient
LINCOLN LEADERSHIP PRIZE
The Lincoln Leadership Prize was established in 2006 by the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library Foundation (ALPLF) to recognize outstanding leaders in diverse fields, including government, business, science, journalism, and the creative arts. In honoring leaders of meritorious quality, the Foundation celebrates Lincoln’s legacy of leadership, which continues to inspire individual commitment.
The Lincoln Leadership Prize is awarded to exceptional men and women for a lifetime of service in the Lincoln tradition, marked by great strength of character, individual conscience, and an unwavering commitment to the defining principles of democracy. Honorees are perceived as individuals of international standing and recognition, with a reputation for leadership that may have been earned in their chosen field of study, work, or performance of duties that far exceed expectation and lead to progress or new exploration. The Prize can be given in recognition of an individual’s philanthropic endeavors or their commitment to the truth, despite determined opposition from others, in relationship to new ideas of what truth is or might be.
ABRAHAM LINCOLN PRESIDENTIAL LIBRARY FOUNDATION
The Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library Foundation (ALPLF) was established as a private 501 (c) (3) nonprofit organization in 2000 with a mission to provide financial support for the educational and cultural programming and the acquisition of documents and artifacts administered and purchased by the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum. The ALPLF is governed by a 40-person board of directors with the day-to-day operations and fundraising efforts met by nine full-time and five contractual staff members. The ALPLF offices are located at Union Station across the street from the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum.
ABRAHAM LINCOLN PRESIDENTIAL LIBRARY FOUNDATION MISSION STATEMENT
The Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library Foundation supports the educational and cultural programming of the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum; fosters Lincoln scholarship through the acquisition and publication of documentary materials relating to Lincoln and his era; and promotes a greater appreciation of history through exhibits, conferences, publications, online services, and other activities designed to promote historical literacy.
ABRAHAM LINCOLN PRESIDENTIAL LIBRARY AND MUSEUM
The Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library opened its doors in 2004. The Library serves patrons ranging from high school students researching term papers, notable writers/scholars, and virtually any author who has ever ventured to write a serious article or book on Abraham Lincoln. The Library is also home to the Papers of Abraham Lincoln Project, whose staff is engaged in locating, scanning, transcribing, annotating, and making accessible on the Web every letter and document written by or to Abraham Lincoln.
Since opening in April 2005, the Museum has attracted more than 3 million visitors. The visitors, representing all 50 states as well as 75 foreign countries, enjoy the Museum’s blend of exhibits, interactive technology and live theatre. These aspects make the Museum one of the most inspiring and visited museums in the country.
At just over 50,000 objects, the Lincoln Collection at the Library and Museum is the most inclusive in the world. The objects include books and pamphlets about Abraham Lincoln, the President, to personal objects owned by his family.
REQUESTS FOR PROPOSAL
The ALPLF is requesting proposals from portrait artists to produce the portraits for the next two Lincoln Leadership Prize recipients.
Parameters for the portrait:
If you would like to respond to our Request for Proposal, please respond to the following:
Portrait must be completed 10 days prior to the event (to be scheduled in the Spring 2015)
The ALPLF has final approval of the finished portrait
- New unused canvas
Completed work varnished
Portrait maximum size – 29.25” wide x 39.5” tall
- Portrait must be framed and include a dust cover (frame size: minimum – 39” wide x 49” tall x 3” deep; maximum – 40.5” wide x 50.5” tall x 4” deep)
- Recipient will provide authorized photograph for use to complete the portrait
The finished portraits will become the property of the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library Foundation for display in the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library or Museum or at ALPLF events
- Copyright of the portrait will be held by the Artist who is entitled to all protection provided by U.S. copyright laws. The ALPLF will not be responsible for any violations of such laws by parties other than the ALPLF
Portrait will be created from an authorized photograph provided by the Foundation. Based on scheduling and past experience, the Recipient will not be available to sit for the selected artist. The portrait must be completed from photographs provided by the Foundation.
- Provide the preferred parameters of the photograph needed to complete the portrait (size (print), dpi, color, angles, lighting, style)
- Provide a detailed overview of costs related to: 1) Your fee; 2) the frame; 3) supplies necessary for displaying the portrait at the event; 4) shipping of the portrait to the event site (provide an estimate based on actual experience)
- Clearly state the terms of payment
- Provide seven (7) high quality photographs of portraits you have completed using only photos of the model from your portfolio
Provide personal résumé
Include five (5) references (Provide contact information, including telephone, for ALL references.)
Please mail two (2) copies of your completed proposal by July 31, 2014
Kate Sullivan, Development Associate
Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library Foundation
500 East Madison Street, Suite 200
Springfield, IL 62701
More information about the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum can be found at our website www.alplm.org
You may also contact Ms. Sullivan at firstname.lastname@example.org
or 217/557-6251 with any questions.