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Gateway Public Art Sought

Posted by City of Coeur D'Alene ; Posted on 
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The City of Coeur d’Alene, Idaho, seeks to commission an artist or artist team to create an outdoor sculptural installation for its Four Corners site, which marks a major portal in and out of the City.

BUDGET:  $75,000 (+ $1,000 to finalists for proposal preparation)

ELIGIBILITY: Legal US residents age 18 and over

DEADLINE: September 10, 2020

View full RFQ and application instructions here.

Considerations for the design and theme of the work should include any or all of the following:

  • The artwork should provide a welcome to the neighborhood and the City;
  • The artwork should affirm the following:
    • The long-standing commitment of our community to the equality of all people, to human rights, and to social and economic justice for all (Please see the Kootenai County Task Force on Human Relations (KTFHR) History included with this RFQ attached to the Site Map, or visit www.idahohumanrights.org);
    • The dignity and worth of every individual;
    • The benefits of coming together as a community and human race;
    • Respect for diversity;
    • The universal bond of sharing that connects all humanity;
    • The value of interconnections in creating a strong and more peaceful society; and
    • The community’s commitment to eliminating racism.

WHAT TO SUBMIT

  1. Cover Letter:  A one-page cover letter which summarizes the applicant’s interest in the project.
  2. Professional Qualifications: A resume for each applicant (including team members), not longer than 1,000 words. A summary (not more than two pages) of experience in fabricating and installing permanent artwork suitable for the outdoor elements, with a budget of at least $50,000. This summary may include up to five projects, with supportive information.
  3. Artwork images: up to 6
  4. Supporting Information for submitted artwork images:  Supportive information should include: the title of the piece, commissioning body, project budget, date, materials and client (with contact information). Special consideration will be given to successful experience working with local governmental or municipal agencies.

HOW TO SUBMIT

Submit ONLINE ONLY via the CaFE system.

QUESTIONS?  Contact Amy Ferguson, (208) 666-5754 or email amyf@cdaid.org

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