Oklahoma City , Oklahoma, United States
Project: Public Art for the MAPS 3 Will Rogers Trail
Total art award: $50,750
Bid published: October 11, 2023
Bid deadline: November 22, 2023
The Will Rogers Trail starts at the Bert Cooper Trails at Lake Hefner and runs south across NW Expressway, through Will Rogers Park, and past the OKC Fairgrounds, connecting with the Oklahoma River Trail near May Avenue. The Will Rogers Trail makes up approximately 9 miles of the more than 80 miles of multi-use Trails in the Oklahoma City parks system.
The artwork sought through this call to artists will consist primarily of sound, although it may incorporate other elements such as lighting or sculpture. This interactive installation will be a unique addition to the Trail as well as Oklahoma City’s Public Art Collection. It is envisioned to be motion-activated, producing sound in response to walkers, runners, or cyclers along the trail. The artwork should be resilient, weather resistant, and require minimal maintenance for long term performance.
The total Art Award of $50,750 includes all costs for designing, creating, and installing the artwork, including but not limited to materials, engineering, research, fabrication, travel, transportation, required insurance (see Section IX in attached “Public Art Agreement Summary”), and any necessary permits.
This opportunity is open to all practicing artists who are at least 18 years of age. All Artists and Artist Teams selected as finalists must attend all required information sessions and site visits. Artist Teams may include Artist Apprentices younger than 18, as long as written permission is provided from the Artist Apprentice’s Parent or Guardian.
The Artist or Team that is selected for the Award must identify a locally based (living within a 120-mile radius of the Project site) Project Representative, who is the main Project contact, and who can be on site or react on 24 hours’ notice as needed for construction meetings and other contingencies. Artists may designate themselves, if locally based.
Please see commission document for full opportunity information and application instructions.