Calls for Entry

Community of Hope Call for Visual Artists

Rendering of the new health center.  Photo courtesy Community of Hope.

Rendering of the new health center. Photo courtesy Community of Hope.

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Deadline: May 15, 2013

Overview
Community of Hope (COH), winner of The Washington Post 2012 Award for Excellence in Nonprofit Management, has begun construction on a new 50,000 square foot, four-story Health and Resource Center at 4 Atlantic Street, SW in the Bellevue neighborhood of Ward 8. The Center will provide a full-range of medical, dental, behavioral health, and social and educational services to the general community, serving up to 10,000 people a year at full capacity. While serving the health and social services needs of residents is our primary focus, we are also committed to providing economic development and inspiration in this location. Hence we are planning to feature art from local artists in this building, which is currently under construction and due to be finished in late 2013. We have identified several lovely spaces in the building to install local art.

This Call for Artists is seeking to commission new art and/or to purchase existing art to install in various areas of the building. We are interested in fine art of any medium, or a mixture of mediums, i.e. painting, photography, sculpture, mixed media, etc.

Description and Activities
Community of Hope’s mission is to improve the health and quality of life for low-income, homeless, and underserved families in the District through providing health care, housing with supportive services, educational opportunities, and spiritual support. Our organizational values are to serve people with compassion, respect, integrity, and striving for excellence.

Art should convey the following themes:

  • Hope or Inspiration
  • Family friendly (COH is serving lots of people with children)
  • Health and wellness
  • Represents and nurtures the community. May feature history of the community.
  • Welcoming, inviting

Click here to view the full CFA

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