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Norfolk Seeks Public Artist

Posted by City of Norfolk, VA Public Art Program ; Posted on 
Public Art; Visual - DEADLINE :  
Norfolk Seeks Public Artist


The City of Norfolk, VA Public Art Program is seeking an artist/artist team to design, fabricate and install an artwork to commemorate the desegregation of public schools, the End of Massive Resistance.

Public Art Opportunity – Request for Qualifications

End of Massive Resistance, City of Norfolk, VA

Submittal Deadline – 2:00 PM EST, November 30, 2017

Budget – $350,000 for artwork design, fabrication and installation.


The End of Massive Resistance Public Art Planning Committee seeks to hire an artist to design and build a commemoration that will tell the many layers of the story of the struggle for equal education. The final artwork should have an emotional impact, communicate a depth of feeling, meaning and human understanding of this time and history and courageously talk about what happened. We are not looking for detailed representation but want to clearly show the story and a real sense of the struggle for equal education. The selected artist will work closely with the community to understand the history, the changing race relations and what it means to Norfolk. We want an artist who can deeply engage with the project and work with the committee to introduce the piece to the public.


Submission must be submitted via CODAworx website at or delivered to 810 Union Street, Suite 303, City Hall, Norfolk, VA 23510 by 2:00 PM EST on November 30, 2017.  There is no application fee to apply or use the CODAworx online application system.


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