DC Department of General Services
Washington, District of Columbia, United States
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 School||Link to art package slides|
|2. Whitlock Elementary School||Link to art package slides|
|3. School Without Walls at Francis Stevens||Link to art package slides|
|4. Dorothy Height Elementary School||Link to art package slides|
|5. Stead Park Recreation Center||Link to art package slides|
|6. Joy Evans Therapeutic Recreation Center||Link 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.