Signature Sculpture for Boston Children’s Hospital – Boston, MA

  • Commissioning Entity

    Boston Children's Hospital

  • Application Open Date


  • Application Deadline Date


  • Minimum Budget


  • Maximum Budget


  • Location of Commission

    Boston, Massachusetts, United States

  • Geographic Eligibilty


  • Contact Name

    Christina Godfrey

  • Contact Email

    [email protected]

  • Contact Phone


  • Commission Document

    View Link Document

  • Brief Description

    Boston Children's Hospital (BCH) is seeking a well-qualified artist or team of artists to create an exterior sculpture program for specific BCH locations. The Signature Sculptures should complement the existing hospital branding, assist in wayfinding, and create moments of whimsy and wonder for people entering Boston Children’s Hospital.

    The Signature Sculpture panel will be composed of representatives from the Hospital’s Marketing, Engineering, Facilities, Nursing, Physicians, and Child Life Services departments as well as patients and families. Panelists are looking for a unique, uplifting, and iconic sculpture concept. Proposed sculptures should be whimsical, more representational than abstract, and explore the notion of scale, in the spirit of the monumental sculpture SPOT by Donald Lipski at Hassenfeld Children’s Hospital at NYU, Langone. The Sculptures can be one concept applied in all locations or linked concepts. The Finalist must be agreeable to promotion of the Signature Sculptures by the Hospital.

    BCH is committed to realizing the sculpture at the 300 Longwood location with the intent of realizing the others when funding is available.

    Budget and Funding:

    BCH has partnered with the Sunne Savage Gallery, LLC, to assist with project management throughout the commission.

    The budget for the Signature Sculpture series is $200,000 net to the artist. The budget includes artist fees and expenses, fabrication of 300 Longwood sculpture, engineering costs, insurance, and art transportation. BCH is responsible for installation costs and coordination.. There will be no taxes or permitting fees involved in the commission.

    Qualifying artists will be interviewed prior to being invited to create a design proposal. Semi-finalists will receive an honorarium of $3,000 to develop and present a proposal. All proposals should include a written description of the artwork, scale renderings and material samples.

    Please see commission document link for full project information. Applications will be accepted through the CODAworx RFP portal. Be sure you register and are signed in to a CODAworx account to enable the application form link in the upper right hand corner of this page.

    Boston Children's Hospital Main Entrance. Photo courtesy of the commissioners.