11th Street Bridge Park & National Children’s Mural Installation Call for Artist

By Editorial Team on December 13, 2022

Deadline: Fri, January 6 2023

Image courtesy 11th Street Bridge Project.


Deadline: January 6, 2023


Request for Qualifications (RFQ) |  Budget: $6,000
Artists or Artist Teams are hereby invited to submit qualifications to be considered to participate in the installation of a mural at the NCC Baby Bloomers Farm. This artwork is supported by a generous grant from the Darryl Chappell Foundation.

The 11th Street Bridge Park Curatorial Committee will review eligible applications and select a group of up to four finalists to develop concepts and present them at a Zoom meeting with the Curatorial Committee. The Committee is tentatively made up of three members with representatives from the 11th Street Bridge Park, National Children’s Center and Darryl Chappell Foundation.

Finalists will receive a $250 stipend to cover fees associated with concept development. Upon completion of an in-person interview, one artist/artist team will be commissioned to develop, fabricate, and install the artwork in the spring of 2023.

More information is available in the RFQ

Program Inquiries
Teria Powell, teria@bridgepark.org

About the 11th Street Bridge Park
The 11th Street Bridge Park (Bridge Park) will be Washington DC’s first elevated park. It transforms the aged-out 11th Street freeway into a new civic space that reconnects long-divided neighborhoods. Local residents informed every element of the park, including public art that amplifies the rich history of the area, a 250 person amphitheater, an Environmental Education Center, and an intergenerational playspace. In 2016, the Bridge Park staff (part of the Ward 8 non-profit Building Bridges Across the River) partnered with local non-profits and communities of faith to create Bridge Park Plots: urban farms to address food insecurity in an area with only one full-service grocery to serve over 75,000 residents.