RFQ: Installation at the Center of the Universe / Calls & Submissions

May 29, 2021

Organization Name: Fremont View

Organization Location: Seattle, WA

Type: Calls & Submissions

Fee: Free


Located just up the hill from the Center of the Universe, Fremont, is a stretch of land along N 39th St. between Evanston Ave N and Dayton Ave N. Currently a vacant and weed-tangled hillside, the vacant lot will soon be a new residential apartment building connected to the World’s Fair era apartment building above at 519 N Bowdoin Pl. The developer, with deep roots in the Seattle area, envisions this development project as integral to his Fremont community, so this new work will be a permanent installation into the street level landscape facing the sidewalk as a way to pay respect to his community and contribute in a small way to the decades-long rich cultural tapestry of the neighborhood.

This request for qualifications is open to all artists working in or connected to Seattle. Please note that this call is for an exterior installation and requires the durability to withstand the elements of the Pacific Northwest. There will be electricity available for any integrated lighting or audio components if part of the sculpture. Structural support such as plinths or footings will be provided by the contractor and coordinated between the artist and the team as required. Artists who are indigenous and people of color are especially encouraged to apply.

Applicable drawings and renderings illustrating the sculpture location and further details are included in the full RFQ.

The total budgeted amount for the artwork, including delivery and installation, is expected to be between $20,000 – $40,000 and shall not exceed $40,000.

Three finalists will be selected with a stipend of $500 to develop a proposal.


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