RFQ: COMMUNITY‐BASED MURAL ADJACENT TO NEW PUBLIC ELEMENTARY SCHOOL

  • Commissioning Entity: Allentown Arts Commission
  • Budget: $22000
  • Open Date: 5/12/20 00:00
  • Commissioning Location: United States
  • Geographic Eligibility: Applicants in country of installation
  • Close Date: 6/12/20 23:59

Brief Description

The Allentown Arts Commission, in partnership with Materials Conservation of Philadelphia, seeks artist
responses via this Request for Qualifications (RFQ) to commission an original, site‐specific work of art by a
professional artist(s) in Allentown, Pennsylvania.
The work of art will be located on the side façade of 1232 1/2 West Gordon, which is adjacent to Allentown
School District’s (ASD) new elementary school, located on Gordon Street, from 12th to 13th Street. The wall for
the mural is the side façade of a privately‐owned home and faces a small privately‐owned parking lot. The
work of art may take the form of mural, low‐relief sculpture or other appropriate forms of art (or a
combination of these), and is open to artists with the demonstrated capacity to create a fully‐realized work of
art in any of those forms. The development of the work of art must include significant and meaningful
engagement of the school community.