RFQ: Chicago Joint Public Safety Training Campus

  • Commissioning Entity: The Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events (DCASE)
  • Budget: $500000
  • Open Date: 2021-10-18
  • Commissioning Location: United States
  • Geographic Eligibility: Applicants in country of installation
  • Close Date: 2021-11-14

Brief Description

The Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events invites professional artists and artist teams with a demonstrated history of completing complex, permanent, large-scale, outdoor public art projects to submit their qualifications for a $500,000 exterior public art commission at the Joint Public Safety Training Campus (JPSTC), located at 4443 W. Chicago Avenue, in West Garfield Park. The City is building a new Joint Public Safety Training Campus to provide comprehensive, joint, best-practice training for the Chicago Fire Department (CFD), the Chicago Police Department (CPD), and the Office of Emergency Management and Communications (OEMC). The campus will expand the City’s ability to prepare for new and emerging threats through joint-training exercises and address inadequacies of the City’s existing training facilities. Successful public art proposals will approach the artwork’s setting with a bold and creative vision that is sensitive to the surrounding neighborhood.