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An artist is sought to create a gateway sculpture for Six Forks Road, Raleigh’s major midtown corridor, or a series of episodic interventions along the corridor.
Eligibility: Professional artists over 18, who are U.S. citizens or legal permanent residents (no undergraduate students)
Six Forks Road is the heart of Raleigh’s evolving Midtown. It is home to many churches, schools, businesses and shopping centers, and provides
access to many established neighborhoods. Six Forks Road is also a major transportation corridor connecting I-440 and I-540 through central and north
Raleigh, providing an important route for commuters.
Midtown Raleigh contains a vibrant and thriving business district of start ups, long established employers, financial and accounting powerhouses, hospitality venues, and an array of retail and dining. It is a destination, and the attractive shopping and mixed-use districts that are evolving along its length are bringing people from around the city to Six Forks Road to shop and to enjoy entertainment.
The Six Forks Road project stretches between Rowan Street and Lynn Road and involves:
To learn more about the project visit: https://raleighnc.gov/projects/six-forks-road-improvements
Selection Process and Criteria
Applications submitted in response to this RFQ will be reviewed by the City of Raleigh Public Art Director, who will then forward all complete and eligible applications received by the deadline to the Artist Selection Panel, appointed by the Public Art and Design Board. The Panel may include: a member of the Public Art and Design Board, professional artists and arts professionals, stakeholders from community groups, and representatives from city departments.
The selection process will consist of two stages: During the first stage, the Artist Selection Panel will evaluate qualifications of artists based on three criteria: artistic merit; appropriateness for the project; and how the applicants work engates the site on a social, physical, and cultural level. The Artist Selection Panel will identify up to three finalists to invite to Raleigh for interviews. Finalists selected for the Stage 2 interviews will receive a $250 stipend to interview via video conference. In addition to reviewing qualifications, panelists will discuss with finalists their prospective approaches to the project. They will also respond to questions. A specific proposal is not expected at this interview.
The Artist Selection Panel will choose the artist for the project and forward that recommendation to the Public Art and Design Board. Upon approval by the Public Art and Design Board, a scope of services and budget will be developed based on the artist’s or artist team’s approach to the project.
What to Submit
How to Submit
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QUESTIONS? Contact Kelly McChesney, Public Art Director, email@example.com or by phone, 919-996-5657
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