Public Art RFP City of Kettering Public Artwork Commission
International Deadline: March 31, 2017 – The City of Kettering CitySites Public Art Program invites artists, artist teams, designers or architects to submit qualifications for a permanent work of art to be located at and around the Schantz Avenue bridge and the corresponding South Dixie Highway corridor.
The artwork should be a signature piece for the Kettering community and enhance the experience of transit riders and residents of this neighborhood.
Artists and/or artist teams must have previously created public art, large‐scale works, or exterior projects. If artists are applying as a team, the team should be declared on the Application Form, and specify a team leader as the point of contact. The artist must carry personal liability insurance for the duration of the project and be willing to meet all contractual obligations.
The artist must have completed two permanent public artworks with budgets of at least $50,000. Three references (names/contact information) are required from prior public art projects.
Up to five semi-finalists will be paid an honorarium of $2,500 to develop and present site specific proposals over the two visits. This honorarium will cover all proposal expenses. Travel, lodging and per diem will be arranged with the City of Kettering.
The design, fabrication and installation of the site specific artwork will span from 2017 – 2019, with a budget of up to $250,000.
An Artist Selection Committee, the Art in Public Places Committee, and City of Kettering staff will review the RFQ submissions to select semi-finalists. Each semifinalist artist or artist team will individually present their artwork proposal to the Artist Selection Committee, City of Kettering representatives and at a community meeting later in 2017.
City of Kettering
3600 Shroyer Road
Kettering, Ohio 45429