RFQ: Cincinnati & Hamilton County Public Library Plaza Installation

  • Commissioning Entity: Cincinnati & Hamilton County Public Library
  • Budget: $215000
  • Open Date: 09/05/2021
  • Commissioning Location: United States
  • Geographic Eligibility: All
  • Close Date: 09/28/2021

Brief Description

As part of the planned renovations for the Main Library, a new plaza will be created, making space for monumental public art. This is an exciting opportunity to transform the downtown campus from the curb to the main entrance and engage public residents and visitors in outdoor programming with the Library as a destination in the urban core. Successful art will be welcoming, inclusive, intriguing, engaging to individuals of all abilities, and attractive to diverse and multi-generational audiences, speaking to “Minds of All Kinds.” Applicants might also consider how the installation for this opportunity might be expanded to an adjacent plaza during a later phase of the renovation. Color and light are critical elements that will simultaneously draw attention to but also soften the built surrounding environment. Artists should consider the history of the architecture and how they can artistically communicate “nodding to the past while looking to the future.”