RFQ: Suspended Art in Atrium at Usona Institute in Fitchburg, WI

  • Commissioning Entity

    Usona Institute

  • Application Open Date


  • Application Deadline Date


  • Minimum Budget


  • Maximum Budget


  • Location of Commission:

    WI, USA, Fitchburg

  • Geographic Eligibilty


  • Contact Name


  • Contact Email

    [email protected]

  • Contact Phone

    (608) 467-3040 Option 2

  • Commission Document

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  • Brief Description

    Usona Institute is seeking a well-qualified artist to create suspended artwork in the atrium at the new headquarters in Fitchburg, WI which will be completed in 2023. This art will serve as a therapeutic and healing tool. The Usona Institute will also serve as an intake center that focuses on alleviating depression through the use of psilocybin and similar medicines in people for whom current medical treatments fall short. The Institute was created shortly after the founder was inspired by the meaningful impact that a psilocybin study at Johns Hopkins University had on a friend suffering from cancer. Usona Institute would like artwork that both complements the building and serves as a unique, memorable piece. The suspended atrium artwork should inspire employees and visitors, and encourage collaboration, introspection, and progress. This proposed major “signature” work of art will span up to twenty-four (24) feet vertically from the top of the atrium clerestory by fourteen (14) feet horizontally. It will be exposed to a large amount of daylight and will be the centerpiece of the area.