Depot Bench Neighborhood Public Art
June 26, 2019
Organization Name: City of Boise
Organization Location: Boise, ID
Type: Calls & Submissions
DEADLINE: June 26th, 2019 at 1:00 p.m., local time
Boise City invites public artists to apply for an opportunity to design and fabricate public artwork(s) for the public right-of-way along Vista Avenue in the Depot Bench Neighborhood in Boise, ID. The artwork will be sited in a terraced, landscaped area along a major arterial avenue which runs through the Depot Bench Neighborhood and between the Boise Airport, I-84, Boise State University, and the downtown core. The artwork seeks to highlight and celebrate the unique and iconic features of the Depot Bench Neighborhood. There is potential for a singular artwork, a pair for a sense of entryway or gateway or for a series that spans the entire area.
Up to three artists may be selected as finalists who will be invited to visit the site, project team, the neighborhood and be interviewed by members of the selection committee. Travel costs will be reimbursed by the City, if required. The City anticipates selecting one artist or artist team to award the commission to at the completion of the interview process. The selected artist or team will be placed on a design contract and be asked to collaborate with the project team, selection committee and general neighborhood on the development of the design. The selected artist(s) will be provided a combined project total of $70,000 to develop and formalize the design, fabricate, and transport the work to the site. Installation, assembly, and construction of the foundation/footing/attachment points of the work will be provided by a contractor who has an Idaho State Public Works License and will be paid for separately by the City of Boise.
The City intends to award the contract to one artist; however, the City reserves the right to award to more than one applicant.