Call for ILLINOIS Artists: Chicago Veterans’ Home, Chicago

  • Commissioning Entity: Illinois Art-in-Architecture Program
  • Budget: $280000
  • Open Date: 2018-11-14
  • Commissioning Location: United States
  • Geographic Eligibility: Applicants in state of installation
  • Close Date: 2018-12-14

Brief Description

The artwork in the Veterans’ Home will serve many functions including to help soothe and provide comfort to residents; serve as a wayfinding aid for residents, visitors, and staff; provide boundaries to public and private space; and welcome residents, visitors, and staff alike to a household. The committee has no preferred theme, media or format and does not wish to be limited to patriotic themes or color palettes. The artwork for this project will be sited throughout the facility at the entrances to each of the eight households giving each its own distinctive personality and further adding to its sense of uniqueness. The uniqueness of each entrance may even be a wayfinding device for residents and visitors. Because the artwork will be part of a healthcare setting it will have unique requirements to ensure sustainability and durability. The pieces must be touchable and cleanable with standard facility and healthcare cleaners, sanitizers, and disinfectants.

  • Contact Name: Art in Architecture Coordinator
  • Contact Email: [email protected]
  • Contact Phone: (217) 782-9561