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Public Art Sought for Public Library in Boston

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Public Art Sought for Public Library in Boston



The City of Boston, via the Mayor’s Office of Arts and Culture, invites artists to apply to create a permanent public artwork for the Roxbury branch of the Boston Public Library.

BUDGET: $150,000

ELIGIBILITY: Professional artists over 18

DEADLINE: September 9, 2020

View full RFQ here.

Artists’ and artist teams’ responses to this Call should consider the recent renaming of the building, the Roxbury Branch of the BPL, and the neighborhood to Nubian Square; the Library’s featured African-American collection; as well as the theme of economic justice in their narrative proposal.


  1. Artist Description: Bio, resume, CV or other documents that describe the artist’s background and experience. For teams, include information for all team members.Five files maximum; PDF, DOC, or DOCX.
  2. Statement of Interest and Initial Project Concept (500 words or less): Narrative describing an initial artistic concept for this site, why you’re interested in this opportunity, what connection you have to the site and/ or neighborhood, and any specific or unique processes you might use for the project.
  3. Relevant Work Samples: Up to ten images of completed past work that you feel is relevant to this site. One image per file. JPG, TIFF, or MP4 files types; limit video to two minutes or less. NOTE: Including drawings or designs made specifically for this application or site will lead to
  4. Annotated Image List: An annotated image list with title, media, dimensions, location, date, brief description, and any other information that might be relevant. PDF, DOC, or DOCX.
  5. Itemized Budget: A preliminary budget of project expenses. You can use the template provided in the Appendices, which start on page 12. PDF, DOC, DOCX, XLX, or XLXS.


Apply online via Submittable.


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