The Wisconsin Center District (WCD) seeks to commission artists or artist teams to create original public artworks for the WCD Expansion Project located at 400 W. Wisconsin Ave in Milwaukee, WI. A selection panel of community members, arts professionals, artists, and WCD representatives has been assembled to select and recommend artists or artist teams for each of the opportunities outlined in the RFQ.
3D Suspended Sculpture Opportunity: The WCD has identified a range of $250,00 – $450,000 to commission a 3D suspended sculptural artwork for the interior of the convention center. This work will be visible as visitors make their way through the North Building entrance and up the social staircase to the exhibit level escalators, as well as visitors coming down the escalators from the ballroom level to the exhibit level.
2D / Low-Relief Wall Mounted Opportunities: The WCD has identified a range of $10,000 – $100,000 to commission an array of 2D and low-relief wall mounted artworks for the interior of the convention center. There are a variety of spaces throughout the building that will accommodate 2D and low-relief artwork. Artists applying for this opportunity will not be applying for a particular location in the building at this time, the exact locations will be identified once semi-finalists are selected.
The contract amounts outlined above are inclusive of all costs associated with the project including, but not limited to, the artist’s design fee, other consultation fees such as structural engineering consultation, insurance, tools, materials, fabrication, transportation, installation, any building or site modification required, travel to and from the site, per diem expenses, project documentation, a contingency to cover unexpected expenses, and any other costs.
The deadline for proposals is September 16.
For the full RFQ, submission details, and how to apply, click here.