Artists and Artist Teams Invited to Submit Qualifications for 11th Street Bridge Park Public Art Program

By Editorial Team on December 14, 2021

Deadline: Tue, 18 January 2022

Courtesy of Forecast.
Deadline: Thursday, January 6, 2022 at 11:59pm CDT* Extended to Tuesday, January 18 at 11:59 EST
* Editor’s note: the deadline time is Central Time

Artists or Artist Teams are hereby invited to submit qualifications to be considered to participate in the design phase for the four public art opportunities described below.

Artists will be asked in the application for which opportunity they are applying. Artists may apply to more than one opportunity, but it is not required. If you would like to apply to multiple opportunities, you will need to submit a separate application for each. Artists/artist teams applying for any of these opportunities can be located anywhere in the country but must have a team member with a connection to the DMV (DC, Maryland, Virginia) area. This connection must be addressed in the letter of interest.

The 11th Street Bridge Park Curatorial Committee will review eligible applications and select up to 3 finalists for each public art opportunity. Finalists will receive a $750 stipend to cover fees associated with concept development for a later virtual presentation to the Curatorial Committee, via Zoom.

After finalist presentations, one artist/artist team will be commissioned to develop, fabricate, and install each artwork. Additional requirements will be outlined in instructions to finalists. Please note that funds for fabrication and installation will be secured after a project proposal has been selected. The fabrication and installation phases will occur in a few years. More information is included about the process later in this document.

The Committee is made up of 9 members, including: a member of the Bridge Park’s Design Review Committee with public art expertise; two youth who live and/or went to school in Ward 8; an elder who was born and raised in the community; two local artists and administrators who live and/or work in the community and also work at leading arts institutions; the lead architect from OMA; the lead landscape architect from OLIN; and the Director of the Bridge Park

Full RFQ available here

If you have questions about the RFQ or application process, please contact consulting@ForecastPublicArt.org. Visit bridgepark.org/publicart for more information on this process.