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Clemson University Seeks Public Art for Business School

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Clemson University Seeks Public Art for Business School


Atelier InSite, which is responsible for the administration of site-specific public art on the Clemson University campus, is pleased to announce a Request for Qualifications (RFQ) for a major public art work for the newly built Business School. The artwork that is ultimately selected for the project must be reflective of the site, taking into account the precinct’s overall spatial and aesthetic properties, and encourage interactivity and/or functionality. In addition to these principles, artwork deemed unsafe and/or fragile would not be eligible for consideration.

Budget: $240,000
Eligibility: (none specified)
Deadline: 02/12/2019 11:59 PM Central Time

Project Description

Artwork implemented for the project will explore aspects of the human condition specific to the “global marketplace of ideas” for individual and social development. The selected work should embody characteristics of outreach and the spirit of education in business communication; literally, abstractly and otherwise considered. The proposal must take into account the use of the site, including the broad scope of individuals that experience the College of Business. The installed artwork must not in any way interfere with daily operations.

The new Business School interior is an approximately 170,000 square foot facility along with a 600,000 to 700,000 square foot area, which will nearly double the space for business education at Clemson University. The facility includes offices, group meeting rooms, study areas, lounges, an atrium, auditoriums, and classrooms. The new facility will be constructed in a high traffic area near Bowman Field, Sikes Hall, Douthit Hills, and downtown Clemson. This new facility will bring most business activity into close proximity and allow for more efficient daily operations.

Project Details

The breadth of the project area includes adjacencies to the heavy traffic road SC-93 N, one main drive leading into campus, and historic Bowman Field. The artwork can be interior, exterior, or a mixture of both within Clemson University’s College of Business area. To see current construction progress on the building project please go to:

Selection Process

Atelier InSite and its constituency are composed of art/design professionals, community stakeholders, and students. This group reviews submissions and selects the artist(s) that best meet the requirements based on the information submitted in the Artists’ materials. Several finalists will be selected and awarded an honorarium of $2,000 to submit a detailed proposal.

Selection Criteria

  • Artists must demonstrate an interest and ability to produce site-specific public art.
  • Originality: creativity and uniqueness demonstrated in previous projects.
  • Workmanship: Quality and craftsmanship exhibited by past work will be considered.
  • Professionalism: Previous works demonstrate competence corresponding with the scope & budget of the project.


  • RFQ review:  March 2019
  • RFQ Short List:  May 2019
  • RFP request: June 1, 2019 – send to short list of artists
  • RFP Deadline: September 16, 2019
  • Contract Issued: October 2019
  • Project Installed: April 2020

What to Submit

Work Samples:  Images – 4-6; Video – maximum 1

How to Submit

Visit for full information and to submit information. No emailed or hard copy submissions will be accepted.


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