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Call to Artists: Unity-Parkside Community Health Center Public Art Project

Rendering of the future Parkside-Unity Health Care Center.  Courtesy DCCAH.

Rendering of the future Unity-Parkside Health Care Center. Courtesy DCCAH.

 

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Deadline: March 4, 2013

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The DCCAH seeks an artist or artist team to create a unique landmark that expresses the character, strength and vibrancy of the Parkside-Kenilworth neighborhood.

The DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities seeks an artist or artist team with significant 3-dimensional experience to design, fabricate and install a permanent public artwork for the new Unity-Parkside Community Health Center, in the Kenilworth-Parkside neighborhood, located in the Northeast quadrant of Washington,DC.  The new health center will be located just down the road from the Kenilworth Park and Aquatic Gardens, a National Park Service site that boasts some of the most beautiful water lilies and lotus flowers in the months of June and July. These famous blossoms are just one piece of Kenilworth-Parkside’s rich history. In present day, the community is largely residential and is actively invested in helping bring the changes that will define a positive future. Recently identified as a DC Promise neighborhood, Kenilworth-Parkside is experiencing a renewed investment in neighborhood revitalization and educating youth. Through surveys issued by DCCAH, it was a reoccurring theme that this public art project engage with the local history and help educate and inspire youth.

Based on the submitted qualifications, 3-5 artists or artist teams will be shortlisted and awarded an honorarium of $1,000 to create a site-specific proposal that outlines their artistic design and vision. Shortlisted artists will be invited to visit the site and engage with the community for additional insight.

Currently, DCCAH has allocated up to $70,000  for the artist fees, design, fabrication, and installation.

For more information about the Unity- Parkside Community Health Center Public Art Project and to submit your qualifications please see dcarts.dc.gov. Contact Tonya Jordan at the DCCAH at 202.724.5613 for more information.

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