Public Art RFP Sloan Performing Arts Center Artwork Commission
International Deadline: June 15, 2020 – The University of Rochester is requesting proposals for a site-specific original work of art to be installed within the newly constructed Sloan Performing Arts Center.
We seek a work that takes inspiration from the natural landscape as well as the history of Rochester and its surrounding areas. Rochester has historically been a site for innovation and activism: a strong-hold of both the Abolitionist and Suffragist movements in the 19th century and the birthplace of Kodak, Xerox and other imaging technologies in the twentieth-century.
Slated to open in 2021, the Sloan Performing Arts Center overlooks the majestic Genesee River. This modern building is the first space to be specifically designed and dedicated to the performance of music, theatre and dance and represents the university’s commitment to the performing arts as a priority area of study and outreach at this world class research institution.
The main lobby of the Arts Center will showcase the awarded work on a 51’x 8’ wall expanse above the box office (8’ from the floor). The first phase of the submission process ends May 15, 2020.
A maximum of $30,000 will be awarded.
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One of the world’s leading research universities, Rochester has a long tradition of breaking boundaries—always pushing and questioning, learning and unlearning. We transform ideas into enterprises that create value and make the world ever better.
The performing and visual arts are essential to developing creative thinkers and engaged citizens. From the classroom to the stage, arts are an essential part of the Rochester experience.
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