National Request for Qualification: DATMA in New Bedford, MA

  • Commissioning Entity

    Massachusetts Design Art & Technology Institute, DATMA

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  • Minimum Budget


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  • Location of Commission

    New Bedford, Massachusetts, United States

  • Commission Portal

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  • Geographic Eligibilty

    Applicants in country of installation

  • Contact Name

    Amanda Hawkins

  • Contact Email

    [email protected]

  • Contact Phone

    (774) 264-3696

  • Commission Document

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  • Brief Description

    Massachusetts Design Art & Technology Institute is considering proposals for an outdoor public installation centered around the theme of shelter. New Bedford, MA will serve as a canvas for public art exploring the role of shelter within the histories, communities, and cultures of the SouthCoast region and beyond. This program’s mission is to integrate art into the daily lives of local residents and visitors by presenting works that foster a sense of community, provide opportunities for interaction, and reflect the city’s diverse histories. The winning project will be installed in June 2023 at the corner of a major downtown intersection of New Bedford, MA for a minimum of four months. We welcome artists to consider themes including but not limited to: housing, the Underground Railroad, and/or immigration. See downloadable RFQ summary or visit