Call to Artists: Request for Qualifications DC Creates Public Art for Golden Triangle BID

By Editorial Team on January 28, 2014

Deadline: Thu, 30 June 2022

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Deadline for Submissions: February 14, 2014 by 11:59pm


Light Art Projects for Washington, DC’s Murrow and Monroe Parks
Total Budget: $245,000
Semi-Finalist Design Phase Stipend: $1,000 – $2,000

The DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities (DCCAH) in partnership with the Golden Triangle Business Improvement District (GTBID) is seeking qualifications from artists/architects/lighting designers or teams for two (2) programmable permanent light art projects for Edward R. Murrow Park and James Monroe Park – two U.S. National Parks along Pennsylvania Avenue in close proximity to the White House, The World Bank/International Monetary Fund, The George Washington University and other major businesses and organizations. For Murrow Park, eight historic light fixtures within the park will be transformed with programmable color changing LED lighting. In Monroe Park, a fountain will be transformed with water jets and transitioning LED lighting. The artistic light installations will seek to illuminate an area of high visibility and pedestrian traffic, provide a visual connection between the two parks located within a block of each other and contribute to the utilization of the parks by those who work, live and play in the area.

This RFQ is open to all professional artists, architects, lighting designers and teams located in the United States. Applicants should have strong lighting design experience and the capacity to work with multiple project partners including project stakeholders, outdoor lighting specialists and business and government entities.

The total budget for design and installation for lighting projects for Murrow and Monroe Parks is $245,000. The budget includes the artist design fee and costs associated with design, fabrication, travel and transportation to the site, insurance, permits, installation, contingency fund and documentation of artwork. Should selected artist/team work with a fountain company, these costs should also be included in the budget. Semi-finalists will receive design proposal fees ranging from $1,000 to $2,000 based on the extent of travel required.

To obtain a copy of the prospectus and application, please visit our website:

Submissions must be received by 11:59 PM EST on Friday, February 14, 2014.

For questions, please contact the following DCCAH staff members:

  • Elizabeth Carriger, Public Art Coordinator,, 202-724-5613
  • Tonya Jordan, Public Art Manager,, 202-724-5613