The First Hill Improvement Association (FHIA) seeks an artist to create public art for First Hill Park, a Seattle Parks Department neighborhood park that is undergoing improvements. Artwork will respond to the unique 1910 story of two bear cubs which were raised as pets at the Stimson Green Mansion next door (Wildlife in First Hill: http://www.historylink.org/File/2715). The selected artist or team will collaborate with the park design team led by the landscape architecture firm Site Workshop, and the project will be reviewed by the Seattle Department of Parks for long-term maintenance.
Budget: $100,000 ($25,000 for design and $75,000 for implementation)
Eligibility: Professional visual artists
Deadline: 11/16/2018 5:00 PM Central Time
Please review complete RFQ here.
First Hill Park is located at Minor Avenue and University Street. The desired location for artwork within the proposed design is the northeast corner of the plaza with the possible option for an integrated element that encircles the two planted areas.
First Hill Improvement Association is the neighborhood association of First Hill in Seattle, Washington. FHIA employs two staff persons with expertise in urban planning and is a non-profit, 501(c)(3) corporation with a Board of 14 members. Local residents, medical center representatives, and business owners are elected by the membership to serve on the Board. The purposes and goals of FHIA are to advocate for the neighborhood on issues of Urban Design and Public Space, Transportation, Safety & Cleanliness, and Economic Sustainability. Activities include negotiating with developers and the City regarding pedestrian friendly urban design of private and public buildings and spaces, creative use of public right of way, equitable transit and transportation, and communicating with the neighborhood via website, social media, e-newsletter, and public meetings. Activation of public spaces, community clean ups, and advocating for homeless neighbors are among FHIA activities whose mission is to make First Hill a welcoming, attractive place for all.
Schedules are subject to change.
** Applicants are expected to hold this date in order to participate in an interview if selected as a finalist.
A selection panel will oversee the selection process. The panel members represent a diversity of ages and backgrounds, and comprise representatives from the First Hill Improvement Association, Project Design Team, Seattle Parks, and residents with a meaningful connection to First Hill. The panel will review all applications received, identify finalists for interview, and select an artist for the job on the basis of interview. The panel reserves the right to make no selection from the submitted applications and interviews. All finalists are expected to attend an Interview on November 27, 2018.
Finalists will be selected based foremost on the following criteria:
Applicants must submit the following information:
HOW TO SUBMIT
Submit all required materials no later than 5:00 p.m. (Central Time) on NOVEMBER 16TH via email to INFO@FIRSTHILL.ORG
QUESTIONS? Questions may be directed to FHIA Executive Director Anne McCullough at firstname.lastname@example.org
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