IMPORTANT! Due to the response to Coronavirus (COVID-19) events on this site may be postponed or canceled.CLICK HERE for More Details.

Norfolk Southern Corp Seeks Sculpture

Posted by Norfolk Southern Corp ; Posted on 
Public Art; Visual - DEADLINE :  
Norfolk Southern Corp Seeks Sculpture




ConsultArt, Inc. is seeking qualifications from artists or artist teams for the commission of between three and four site-specific permanent outdoor sculptures. The commission will be installed and integrated into a landscape/hardscape plaza situated at the primary public entrance to the new headquarters of Norfolk Southern Corporation in Midtown Atlanta, GA.

Budget: $750,000 (total for 3-4 sculptures by one artist)
Eligibility: US-based artists over 18
Deadline: 05/17/2019 9:00 PM Central Time

Project Description
About Norfolk Southern: “We never stand still. We are not just a railway company. We don’t just move freight. Our work is more important than that. Fueled by a restless and pioneering spirit, our work is to drive progress. We’re here to create momentum – momentum that matters. Momentum that creates opportunity and moves our country forward. The engine that keeps companies and communities thriving. So we build for the builders. Invent for the inventors. And move for the movers. By connecting our tenacity with new technology, joining the wisdom of one generation to the wonder of the next and bringing our ingenuity into the impossible – we’re creating a world class transportation system that moves us all forward. Ever forward and always moving. Together.”

Artwork Goals

  • Explore themes of timelessness, forward momentum, and ingenuity.
  • Installation should create a narrative between pieces.
  • Human-scaled


  • April 16, 2019 – Announcement of RFQ
  • May 10, 2019 – Deadline for questions
  • May 17, 2019 – Deadline for receipt of applications
  • June 7, 2019 – Selection of Semifinalists
  • July 29, 2019 – Semifinalists Proposals Due
  • July 31-August 1, 2019 – Semifinalists Presentations in Atlanta, GA
  • August 2, 2019 – Anticipated Awarding of Commission
  • Q3 2021 – Installation of Sculpture

Selection Process
Up to eight semifinalists will be selected to develop design proposals for projects in the landscape/hardscape area. Each semifinalist artist/team will be paid a $2,500 honorarium for the creation of a design proposal. Norfolk Southern will provide semifinalists with a per diem to cover the costs of travel and accommodations in Atlanta, GA. An Art Acquisitions Committee will select one artist or team from the semifinalist design proposals for commission and acquisition for the landscape/hardscape area.

Selection Criteria

  • Submittal of all required application materials as outlined in this RFQ;
  • Originality: creativity and uniqueness demonstrated in previous projects;
  • Quality and craftsmanship exhibited by past work;
  • Maintainability: structural and surface soundness, durability and resistance to vandalism, weathering, excessive maintenance, repair costs;
  • Appropriateness for placement on an urban pedestrian site, including ability for artwork to withstand public interaction;
  • Public safety; and
  • Feasibility: artist’s proven track record/ability to complete the work on time and within the budget.

What to Submit

  1. Up to 10 digital images of previously completed artworks including an image annotation sheet. If artwork is kinetic, video content may be submitted in addition to images.
  2. A current résumé that outlines your professional accomplishments as an artist. Your resume may be any length, but the committee members are only required to read to the first two pages. If applying as a team, please submit a resume for each artist, with the lead artist first.
  3. A statement of interest of 250 words outlining the artist’s interest in the specific opportunity and the artist’s experience working on projects of this scope.

How to Submit

Email your submission to  Applications will also be accepted via DropBox.

QUESTIONS?  Contact Anne Tracht, 404-545-1766 or



Leave a comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

You may use these HTML tags and attributes: <a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <s> <strike> <strong>


Artsopolis Network Members: Akron OH | Austin TX | Bainbridge Island WA | Birmingham AL | Boston MA | Cape Cod MA | Cincinnati OH | Cleveland OH | Colorado Springs CO | Columbia SC | DuPage County IL | Durham NC | Essex County MA | Flagstaff AZ | Flint MI | Fort Lauderdale FL | Indianapolis IN | Kalamazoo MI | Kansas City MO | KeepMovingOKC | Macon GA | Main Line Area PA | Marin County CA | Marquette County MI | Mendocino County CA | Middlesex County NJ | Milwaukee WI | Montgomery County MD | Napa Valley CA | Nashville TN | Niagara County NY | Oklahoma City OK | Orange County CA | Orlando FL | Ottawa IL | Panama City FL | Pittsburgh PA | Providence RI | Quito, Ecuador | Richardson TX | Sacramento CA | San Antonio TX | St. Cloud MN | St. Croix Valley MN/WI | St. Johns County FL | Stillwater MN | Tallahassee FL | Tampa Bay FL | Utah | Ventura CA | York County PA