RFQ: Designed to Recycle

  • Commissioning Entity: Government of the District of Columbia Commission on the Arts and Humanities
  • Budget: $3500
  • Open Date: 03/02/2018
  • Commissioning Location: United States
  • Geographic Eligibility: Applicants in state of installation
  • Close Date: 03/23/2018

Brief Description

The DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities (CAH) in partnership with the DC Department of Public Works (DPW) offers this call to artists and graphic designers for the Designed to Recycle (DTR) public art project. This joint agency project funds artist designs that transform standard recycling trucks into mobile works of public art by adhering an artistically designed vinyl (digitally printed) to the truck’s exterior. It is the goal of the agencies to outfit fifteen trucks in this cycle. Applicants may submit a single original two-dimensional design proposal of artwork (as a ready-to-print graphic file) for review and consideration of a grant award. Upon receipt of an award, the recipient’s digital file will be used to create the vinyl truck wrapping that will adhere to a single DPW-owned recycling truck. DPW’s trucks will circulate through all eight wards of the District for a minimum duration of two (2) years beginning in summer of 2018.