Baltimore Office of Promotion and the Arts (BOPA), in collaboration with the Baltimore City Health Department (BCHD) and the Baltimore City Department of General Services, seeks a professional artist or artist team to design and produce unique, public artwork for the interior of the new Community Health & Wellness Center located at 1200 E. Fayette St. in Baltimore City. BCHD hopes to feature artwork that can add to the overall quality of life throughout the Community Health & Wellness Center as well as engage the patients using the clinic.
Eligibility: Professional artists or artist teams, living in the United States and with all members over 18
Deadline: February 28, 2018
BCHD operates two clinics that provide essential health services to underinsured and uninsured individuals. Services provided by the clinic include immunizations for children, reproductive planning services, STD and HIV prevention and testing, HIV/AIDS and hepatitis C care, dental services, and tuberculosis screening and treatment.
This clinic is designed to replace BCHD’S Eastern Clinic, a building built in the 1950’s. The Eastern Clinic building does not reflect the quality of care that patients receive or respect that they deserve. Purchasing the new building at 1200 E. Fayette provides the Health Department the opportunity to modernize technology, expand services, and create a welcoming environment for all of its patients in order to reduce the potential stress of receiving health services. In addition to the clinical services listed above, the new center will have a wellness center where activities such as cooking demonstrations, yoga, and support group meetings will be held. The second floor of the building has office space for various Health Department programs and a conference room that will be used for staff meetings and community trainings. The clinic serves a multicultural, multilingual, and multigenerational patient population.
Opportunities for Public Art
Getting HIV/STD testing or receiving immunizations can be stressful. The Community Health and Wellness Center should be a welcoming environment for staff and patients and should instill a sense of calm as patients enter and wait for their appointment. This call seeks to commission an artist or team to develop new and unique public artwork for the interior of the Community Health and Wellness Center to assist in developing this atmosphere.
Multiple areas have been identified to integrate artwork throughout the interior public spaces of the Center:
BCHD hopes to feature artwork that can add to the overall quality of life throughout the Community Wellness Center as well as engage the patients using the clinic. The opportunity is open for any artist(s) with community arts or teaching experience to work directly with patients, community members or staff in developing or creating elements of a project that would be visible throughout the interior of the center.
All applications are required to provide:
How to Apply
Apply online via Submittable.
QUESTIONS? Contact Ryan Patterson, Public Art Administrator, email@example.com or call (443) 263-4338.
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