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Sculpture Sought with Martin Luther King Theme

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Sculpture Sought with Martin Luther King Theme
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The City of Portage, MI seeks proposals from qualified firms or persons to design, fabricate, and deliver a large-scale, site-specific art installation as a centerpiece for the Martin Luther King Jr. Park.

BUDGET:  $75,000

ELIGIBILITY:  Professional artists over 18 living in the United States

DEADLINE: October 30, 2020

View full RFP here.  In order to view all documents, you will need to create a free account with the city’s public bidding system.

NOTE:  This is a Request for Proposals. The application process requires up-front design work, for which the applicant will not be compensated.

The City of Portage seeks proposals from qualified firms or persons to design, fabricate, and deliver a large-scale, site-specific art installation as a centerpiece for the Martin Luther King Jr. Park. The selected work of art will be the focus for the design of the Park. The prominent location presents an opportunity for highly visible and vibrant artwork that honors the legacy of Martin Luther King Jr. and represents his messages. Art will be incorporated / displayed into an overall master plan design for the park that may include walking paths, seating areas, landscaping, and other passive amenities.

Applicants should have experience working within public settings, as well as proven ability to produce work on projects to be installed outdoors. Proposals should include a color depiction of the proposed work-of-art with dimensions and description of how the work relates to a message by Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. to commemorate his legacy.

QUESTIONS? Call Kathleen Hoyle, Director of Portage Parks and Recreation, hoylek@portagemi.gov or 269- 329-4521.

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