Request for Proposals (RFP): ML King District Sculpture Exhibition
Public Art Chattanooga is seeking artwork from artists for the ML King District Sculpture Exhibition in Chattanooga, Tennessee. The exhibition will be installed on the front lawn of the Bessie Smith Cultural Center and African American Museum in the heart of downtown Chattanooga and the ML King District. Works can be in any media, must be suitable for outdoors, and may be functional or non-functional, temporary in nature (up to 2 years) or permanent. Up to five sculptures will be selected to be on view for two years from February 2016 to February 2018.
The MLK community reflects over 100 years of Chattanooga and African American history and commerce in Chattanooga, Tennessee. Since 1994, the community has been listed on the National Register as an area of great historical significance. Once known as the “Big 9,” MLK Boulevard (formerly Ninth Street) is the only remaining cohesive area historically associated with Chattanooga African Americans. The district is currently experiencing incredible growth, renewal and reinvestment. The exhibition site is located in the heart of it all. Artists of color are strongly encouraged to apply.
Eligibility: This RFP is open to all professional artists and artist teams over the age of 18, who currently reside in the United States.
Stipend: Each artist will receive a $5,000 stipend.
Application Deadline: Applications must be received (hand delivered or mailed) by October 1, 2015 4:00 pm EST. No exceptions.
For a full RFP and guidelines click here http://www.chattanooga.gov/images/citymedia/ECD/Public_Art/RFP_121947_-_ML_King_Sculpture_Exhibition.pdf .