RFQ: Breaking the Bronze Ceiling

  • Commissioning Entity: Lexington Fayette Urban County Council
  • Budget: $500000
  • Open Date: 04/10/2019
  • Commissioning Location: United States
  • Geographic Eligibility: Applicants in country of installation
  • Close Date: 05/15/2019

Brief Description

Breaking the Bronze Ceiling (BTBC) is initiating a Request for Qualification from individual artists, designers or art/design teams for creation of a three-dimensional permanent outdoor artwork that celebrates the history of the Women’s Suffrage movement in the pursuit of gaining the right to vote for women. Artists are asked to design artistic elements that celebrate women in Lexington’s history and inspire civic engagement in the space. The public art installation is part of the national celebrations in 2020 of the centennial of the 19th Amendment to the U. S. Constitution, recognizing the right of women to vote. Across the country there is a growing movement to recognize noteworthy women and their historical contributions through public monuments. Unfortunately, less than 7% of the 5,193 monuments in the United States presently recognize women. In Lexington, Kentucky there are none. We are about to change that statistic with the Breaking the Bronze Ceiling initiative.

  • Contact Name: Nathan Zamarron
  • Contact Email: [email protected]
  • Contact Phone: (859) 255-2951