Public Art Saint Paul (PASP), a private non-profit, is inviting submissions on behalf on the City of Saint Paul, to this Request for Qualifications (“RFQ”) to be considered for a commission for public art at Highland Bridge, a 135-acre mixed-use development along the Mississippi River that will include residential housing, businesses, new streets, parks, and storm water systems. Within those 135 acres, four city-owned parks comprising approximately 9 acres have been platted and designed. Two of the new parks have Dakota language names, Uŋči Makȟa Park means “Mother Earth” and Míča Park, which means “coyote,” a reflection of the wildlife that live in the area. These names were recommended by the Dakota advisors to the City of Saint Paul Park’s Department. The development, and all of Saint Paul, are on the homelands of the Dakota people. The public art project may be sited in these parks but there are also other public spaces that Artists or Artists-Led Teams could select.
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