Call for Entries: The Chuck Brown Project at Chuck Brown Memorial Park

By Editorial Team on September 11, 2013

Deadline: Mon, 27 June 2022

Photo courtesy of The DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities.
Photo courtesy of The DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities.
Submission Deadline: Friday, October 11 by 11:59pm.


Commissioned by the DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities (DCCAH) in partnership with the Executive Office of the Mayor (EOM), the Department of Parks and Recreation and the Department of General Services (DGS).

Request for Proposals
The purpose of this RFP is to commission an artist or artist team to develop a permanent public art installation that will be installed at Chuck Brown Memorial Park (formerly Langdon Park).

Eligible projects include, but are not limited to: sculpture, statue, creative fence or wall, paving pattern, etc. The public art installation will serve as inspiration and a reminder of the cultural legacy of Go-Go that originated in this city to the residents of the neighborhood community and the broader Washington metropolitan area.

In developing a permanent public art installation, the artwork must be of sound, safe construction and not fabricated or finished with hazardous materials, be maintenance-free; appropriate for an active pedestrian environment frequented by community members of all ages, and take into consideration the safety of the audience. The artwork should enhance the area and create a unified setting where residents and visitors can experience art and music.

The following design criteria should be incorporated:

  • Permanent Public Artwork (i.e. sculpture, statue, creative fence or wall, paving pattern, etc.)
  • Artistically designed educational component (to include a brief history of Chuck Brown, final text must be approved by DCCAH)

This commission is open to Artists and Art Design Professional teams. All members of the team must be practicing professionals residing in the Washington, DC Metropolitan Area.

Site Location
1800 Franklin Street, NE
Between 18th and 20th and Franklin Streets, NE

The design and artwork fabrication and installation budget is $325,500, which must include site specific design honorarium, artists’ fees (no more than 10% of fabrication budget), and costs associated with design, fabrication, transportation, shipping, installation, insurance, engineered drawings, permits and photo documentation of the artwork.

Submission Deadline
Submissions must be received by: 11:59PM on Friday, October 11, 2013.

Prospectus & Application
To obtain a copy of the prospectus and application, please click hereor visit DC Creates Public Art at

For more information please email Keona Pearson or call (202) 724-5613.