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UPDATE: DCCAH and Designed to Recycle Request for Proposals

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Deadline for Submissions: Thursday, March 9, 2015, 5pm EST

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The DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities (DCCAH) in partnership with the Department of Public Works (DPW) is pleased to announce Designed to Recycle, a new public art initiative that will transform recycling trucks into mobile public art works. DCCAH is seeking proposals for two-dimensional art to be printed on vinyl and wrapped onto recycling trucks that will circulate through all eight wards of the District. Artists’ proposals will be selected to be featured on recycling trucks for the duration of two years beginning in the spring of 2015.

Local artists/designers are invited to submit original 2-D images of work in any medium including painting, fiber, mixed media, photography and digital processes for vinyl art wraps to be printed and placed on DPW’s fleet of recycling trucks that collect recyclables from residences throughout the District. These canvases in motion will enliven the streets of Washington, DC and bring contemporary art into the lives of residents and passersby.

Eligibility:
This RFQ is open to all visual and graphic artists and artist teams over the age of 18 who currently reside or maintain a studio space in the District of Columbia.

Honorarium:
Each of the selected artists and or teams will be awarded one $2,500 honorarium for their design. Fabrication and installation of the art wraps will not be the responsibility of the artist. Should the city elect for trucks to remain wrapped for longer than two years, artists will not receive further financial compensation.

Application:
To obtain a copy of the prospectus and application, please visit our website: http://dcarts.dc.gov/.

Deadline:
Submissions must be received by 5pm EST on Thursday, March 5, 2015.

For questions, please contact the following DCCAH staff members:
Elizabeth Carriger, Public Art Coordinator, [email protected], 202-724-5613
Ron Humbertson, Art Collections Registrar, [email protected], 202-724-5613

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