Minneapolis Offers 2 Sculpture Opportunities with Dec 12 Deadlines

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Minneapolis has issued 2 separate calls for artists with deadlines of 12/12/17. Read for more details on these RFQs and future opportunities for sculptors


Green Crescent Public Art Project

Summary: The City of Minneapolis invites experienced public artists to apply to design and create public art for the Green Crescent, part of the I-35W Transit/Access Project. The Green Crescent is a one-block stretch of land that runs adjacent to Stevens Avenue and I-35 W between Lake Street and the Midtown Greenway. It will serve as a high quality pedestrian/bicycle link for community members, commuters, visitors and anyone using this link to make a connection between the Midtown Greenway, Lake Street and the new transit facility and plaza.

Budget: $250,000

Deadline: December 12, 4 p.m., CST

How to apply: Proposals should be emailed (see Special Notes) to: RFP.Responses@minneapolismn.gov

Eligibility Requirements: The project is open to public artists residing in the Midwest.

Special Notes: Please note that this mailbox has a limit of 10MB, and you will most likely need to email a link to your full application at a document storage website, such as Dropbox, or send multiple emails.

Click here to read more about this call for artists


City of Minneapolis Consolidated Office Building

 

Summary: The City of Minneapolis invites experienced public artists to apply to collaborate with the design team for the Consolidated Office Building to identify several public art opportunities to be integrated into the future building and to design one signature artwork. The building will be at 501 Fourth Ave. S. and co-locate City employees and services currently in several sites throughout downtown Minneapolis and serve the City’s broad range of constituents. The design team for the Consolidated for the Consolidated Office building includes the Minneapolis firm MSR (Meyer, Scherer & Rockcastle) working in partnership with the international firm Henning Larsen.

Budget: The total budget for this phase one of this public art project, including parts a. and b. above is $90,000. This fee should cover any and all of the costs and expenses associated with fulfilling the responsibilities outlined in section E below, including travel.

The fabrication budget for the signature artwork is outside of the scope of this work and will be contracted for separately. This amount has not yet been finalized but is estimated to be approximately $300,000.

The total public art budget for the project is currently estimated to be approximately 1.5 to 2 million dollars, including the other commissions that will be identified in phase one.

Deadline: December 12, 4 p.m., CST

How to apply: Proposals should be emailed (see Special Notes) to: RFP.Responses@minneapolismn.gov

Eligibility Requirements: The project is open to public artists who are able to travel to work with the design team in person and have the availability to work with the team over the course of several visits to the team’s offices and to the City of Minneapolis.

Special Notes: This is the first of two or more calls for artists for the City of Minneapolis Consolidated Office Building. Future calls will include a number of specific public art commissions. Artists who have interest in creating individual artworks or who have no experience collaborating with the architectural design teams are encouraged to apply for the future call(s) in 2018.

Regarding email submission: Please note that this mailbox has a limit of 10MB, and you will most likely need to email a link to your full application at a document storage website, such as Dropbox, or send multiple emails.

Click here to read more about this call for artists

 

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