RFQ: Public Art For the Lobbies of the Rush/Barry/Simpson Buildings, Pastore Complex

  • Commissioning Entity: Rhode Island State Council On the Arts
  • Budget: $145000
  • Open Date: 2019-10-10
  • Commissioning Location: United States
  • Geographic Eligibility: All
  • Close Date: 2019-10-19

Brief Description

Artwork for the Barry, Rush and Simpson Building lobbies, located in the Pastore Complex, Cranston, Rhode Island will be commissioned by the Rhode Island State Council On the Arts, (RISCA), through the state’s Public Art Law, which mandates that 1% of all state capital construction and renovation funds be allocated to the purchase and maintenance of public art. Through this program the State recognizes that “public art creates a more humane environment: one of distinction, enjoyment, and pride for all citizens.” The use of the Rush, Barry and Simpson Buildings is under review and may change, however, one of the main functions of the Pastore Complex is to house prisoners in the care, custody and control of the RI Department of Corrections (RIDOC). Apply here: https://artist.callforentry.org/festivals_unique_info.php?ID=7064