Call for Artists
Forecast Public Art is facilitating two public art commissions for the new Brooklyn Park Library in Brooklyn Park, MN. Artists or artist-led teams are sought to respond to the following two opportunities. Hennepin County Library will commission an artist or artist-led team to create new artwork(s) for each category.
Project #1: Wall Art Project
Budget: $130,000 The new library will feature a monumental wall art project created by an artist in collaboration with a STEM educator telling the story of world culture and/or local geography through the lens of math and science. All mediums will be considered, including paint, tile, glass, lightweight relief materials, etc. The art should be designed to enliven the library interior and to create a welcoming setting that celebrates and explores the unique histories, cultures and environment of the community.
Project #2: Bike Racks
Budget: $30,000 A collection of sculptural bike racks will be created for the plaza in front of the library’s main entrance, referencing the theme of the library in a unique and creative way. The bike racks must be able to accommodate at least 14 bikes and will be bolted to the concrete plaza surface.
Eligibility: Artists residing in the United States
Deadline: July 7, 4 pm CST.
Please visit Hennepin County Library’s website for more information and to download the RFQ: https://apps.hclib.org/buildingprojects/onepercent/?BlogPostID=77