The Baltimore Office of Promotion & The Arts (BOPA) in collaboration with the Baltimore City Health Department (BCHD) and the Baltimore City Department of General Services seeks a professional artist or artist team to design and produce unique, public artwork for the interior of the new Community Health & Wellness Center to be located at 1200 E. Fayette St. The vision for the new clinic is to create a dignified and welcoming space for client, that builds a healthy community rooted in trust and wellbeing. This call is open to professional visual artists residing anywhere in the United States. Artists with experience working in public health or public service settings, and/or arts based community or social engagement projects within their portfolio are encouraged to apply.
$26,000 Design Development
$104,000 Fabrication & Installation
Applications Due: 2/28/18
Artistic Quality and strong design skills: Applicants should be able to produce a creative and functional plan that meets the goals and the specifications set forward for this project.
Strong verbal, written and graphic communication skills: Applicants should exhibit good people and communication skills and be able to effectively collaborate with multiple project stakeholders and agencies as they develop, present, and receive feedback on their designs.
Previous experience: Applicants should have professional experience working on public art or design projects that include project development, planning, fabrication. Artists with experience working in public health or public service settings, and/or arts-based community or social engagement projects within their portfolio, are encouraged to apply.
Accessibility and Availability: This project requires the selected artist to be able to meet and collaborate in person with a variety of stakeholders and clients. Availability, proximity, and familiarity with Baltimore City are an advantage. Applicants should maintain reasonable availability to perform this work and complete the project within the estimated project timeline.
Any artist or artist team, over the age of 18, legally living or working within the United States, is eligible to apply. Current Baltimore Office of Promotion and the Arts employees and Public Art Commission members may not apply. Artists who are currently under contract for another commission funded via Baltimore’s Percent for Public Art Program may not apply.
RFQ- Health Department Community Wellness Center (1200 E. Fayette) is a project of the Percent-for-Art program of the City of Baltimore, managed by the Baltimore Office of Promotion & the Arts.
For questions or more information on this document please contact:
Public Art Administrator
Baltimore Office of Promotion & The Arts