**Extended Deadline** Call to Artists: 53 Commissions for Permanent Two & Three Dimensional Artworks for the Washington DC Dept. of General Services

  • Commissioning Entity

    DC Department of General Services

  • Application Open Date


  • Application Deadline Date


  • Minimum Budget


  • Maximum Budget


  • Location of Commission

    Washington, District of Columbia, United States

  • Commission Portal

    View Link

  • Geographic Eligibilty


  • Contact Name

    Sandy Bellamy

  • Contact Email

    [email protected]

  • Contact Phone

  • Commission Document

    View Link Document

  • Brief Description

    The Department of General Services (“Department” or “DGS”) is issuing this Request for Qualifications (RFQ) to engage individual artists and artistic teams (Artist) to respond to this Call to Artists with professional qualifications in addition to a proposal of site-specific artistic capital improvements for the renovation and additions to the following properties in Washington, DC. The Artists shall develop a new original permanent work of art made specifically for each awarded commission.

    1. Garfield Elementary SchoolLink to art package slides
    2. Whitlock Elementary SchoolLink to art package slides
    3. School Without Walls at Francis StevensLink to art package slides
    4. Dorothy Height Elementary SchoolLink to art package slides
    5. Stead Park Recreation CenterLink to art package slides
    6. Joy Evans Therapeutic Recreation CenterLink to art package slides

    The selection panel, representing diverse interests and expertise, will review images submitted by artists and recommend (3) three to (5) five Finalists for each project for the first (1st) round. Each Finalist will be awarded a $500 honorarium to create a site-specific design proposal that includes a rendering, an itemized budget, a project timeline, and a project narrative. For the second (2nd) round, the selection panel will review the design proposals, references will be checked and then (1) one finalist/team for the project will be recommended. Finalists will be notified by email.

    Please see the commission document for specific information on locations, art media, project budgets, project timelines and artist eligibility respective to each of the 53 opportunities.

    To access the artist application form please use the commission portal link, or click here.

    5/30/2023 Update: The deadline for this group of opportunities has been extended to June 9, 2023.