RFQ: Burlingame Namesake

  • Commissioning Entity: City of Burlingame
  • Budget: $100000
  • Open Date: 2018-03-09
  • Commissioning Location: United States
  • Geographic Eligibility: Applicants in country of installation
  • Close Date: 2018-03-23

Brief Description

Project Overview: The City of Burlingame seeks a professional visual artist to create the City’s most important public artwork to date in the spirit of Burlingame’s namesake Anson Burlingame. The project was inspired by the upcoming sesquicentennial of the Burlingame Treaty in 2018. In addition to being timeless, the artwork is to commemorate the values and spirit of Anson Burlingame (as opposed to the man himself) and evolve a sense of placemaking within the community. It is important that the selected artist engages with the history and culture of Burlingame. The artwork should equally embrace both aesthetics and content. To this end, the artist will work with a steering committee that will provide community input, along with other information relevant to the culture of Burlingame and desired oversight of the project. Up to three artists will be selected to move on to the request for proposal stage (RFP) where they will each receive a $1,500 payment for their proposal.