Call for Art: Bike Rack Design and Fabrication- Watertown, MA

  • Commissioning Entity

    City of Watertown, MA

  • Application Open Date


  • Application Deadline Date


  • Minimum Budget


  • Maximum Budget


  • Location of Commission

    Watertown, Massachusetts, United States

  • Commission Portal

    View Link

  • Geographic Eligibilty


  • Contact Name

    Liz Helfer

  • Contact Email

    [email protected]

  • Contact Phone

  • Commission Document

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  • Brief Description

    Four locations are available for artists, designers, or artist teams to design up to four bike racks. Artists may submit up to four designs and indicate which sites they are most interested in. For example, you may design one bike rack that you would like used across all four sites or four site specific bike racks, or one bike rack for one location, etc. Selected artist(s) will be paid $5000 per bike rack. The selection committee may select one artist to complete all four bike racks, one artist per bike rack, or any combination.

    Vibrant, colorful, and site-specific designs are preferred. Designs may be sculptural but must be functional and able to accommodate a minimum of two adult bicycles. In addition to the design renderings, artists are asked to include a description of their design inspiration for their bike rack(s). The bike racks will be considered public art and artist attribution will be included at each site.

    Upon selection, artist(s) will be contracted by the City of Watertown to fabricate their design(s). It is the responsibility of the artist to ensure the safety and longevity of their bike rack(s). Artist(s) is responsible for the delivery of their bike rack(s). The Watertown Department of Public Works will install the bike racks during the summer of 2024.

    Please see commission portal link for full project information, application form, and application instructions.