Call for Artists, RFQ Public Art, Flying Cloud Commons- Eden Prairie, MN

  • Commissioning Entity

    Eden Prairie, Minnesota

  • Application Open Date


  • Application Deadline Date


  • Minimum Budget


  • Maximum Budget


  • Location of Commission

    Eden Prairie, Minnesota, United States

  • Commission Portal

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  • Geographic Eligibilty


  • Contact Name

    Jes Schrom

  • Contact Email

    [email protected]

  • Contact Phone


  • Commission Document

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  • Brief Description

    The City of Eden Prairie, in coordination with Oppidan Investment Company, developer of Flying Cloud Commons, is excited to invite artists to submit applications to be considered for a public art project. The art will be located within the public plaza at the southwest corner of Prairie Center Drive and Flying Cloud Drive. The plaza and corresponding art will serve as a gateway to the new mixed-use development, which includes Flagstone Senior Living, Paravel Apartments and Flying Cloud Commons retail shops.

    Public Art

    We are seeking innovative public artists with fabrication experience to submit their qualifications. The public art piece should be designed to offer visual impact and serve as a welcoming gateway to the mixed-use development. All finished artwork should have a consistent design theme and be constructed to withstand Minnesota weather extremes, requiring minimal maintenance by the City. Any pre-existing concrete walkways must remain undisturbed.


    A budget of $38,500 must cover all costs, including but not limited to artist fees, design, engineering, testing, fabrication, permitting, installation, travel, public meeting presentations and administration.

    Required Submission Materials

    A résumé or curriculum vitae (CV) demonstrating professional history and skills, or experience as a professional artist (two-page maximum). Members in artist teams must submit individual résumés (two-page maximum each).

    Statement of Interest
    Brief introductory narrative that also provides insight about interest in the project and ability to execute (one-page maximum).

    Up to 10 digital images and/or three digital video files (two-minute limit per video) of work completed within the past 10 years. Digital images must be sized at 72ppi resolution at 1024 pixels on longest edge, saved as standard .jpg file format; video files must be sized at 1024x768ppi and saved as a .mov or .wmv file.

    If digital attachments are too large to send via email, please send link through a file transfer program such as WeTransfer to [email protected]

    Annotation of Work
    Title, date, budget, client (if applicable), media and dimensions.

    Three professional references who can speak to artist’s ability to meet deadlines, work with a community and create innovative work as part of a design team. Include name, title, organization, phone number and email. If applying as a team, please provide three references per applicant.

    Email application materials to: [email protected]
    Subject line: Flying Cloud Commons RFQ


    Contact Jes Schrom, recreation supervisor-arts and events, at 952-949-8304.