RFQ | MLK Park Commons / Calls & Submissions

March 6, 2023

Organization Name: The Arts Center

Organization Location: Corvallis, OR

Type: Calls & Submissions

Fee: Free


The MLK Park Commons includes a walking trail and grass recreation area. The primary access point is via a paved path extending west from the Entry Plaza on the other side of a small bridge spanning a headwater tributary of Lamprey Creek.

The Commons will often be busy, and is adjacent to an off-leash dog park. The grassy oval of the Commons offers a place for learning, personal introspection and relationship building while walking, sitting, or participating in fun community activities. The history of both national and local civil rights movements will be shared with visitors as they walk the Commons path. The artwork could potentially interact with this narrative, leverage the learning experience, and connect the diversity of human communities.

The primary goals of this artwork are to:
Reference meaningful connections between culture, history and the natural world.
Provide open-ended, creative, and surprising environments that emphasize freedom and discovery.
Celebrate the spirit, values and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s “Beloved Community.”

The art chosen for this location may be singular or multifaceted. The commission will be awarded to one artist or artist team with a budget not to exceed $150,000. The budget includes artist fees, fabrication, insurance, shipping, travel, installation, documentation, and any other project-related costs. National artist and artist teams are eligible to apply. Up to 5 finalists will be selected. These finalists will be invited to a site visit, and awarded up to $1200.00 to cover costs associated with proposal preparation.


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