RFQ: Unified Civic Monuments Project

  • Commissioning Entity: African American History & Literature Gallery in Benton Harbor, Michigan
  • Budget: $600000
  • Open Date: 2021-06-28
  • Commissioning Location: United States
  • Geographic Eligibility: Applicants in country of installation
  • Close Date: 2021-07-31

Brief Description

The Unified Civic Monuments Project is an initiative to commemorate social justice and honor the historic legacies of Benton Harbor and St. Joseph, Michigan. The project proposes to publicly place a total of 4 monuments in 2022. Two complementary monuments, one in each city, would represent recognized civil rights leader Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Two additional monuments, unique to each city, would honor a historic figure specific to that city. Artists are invited to submit a statement of interest and qualifications to design and create these important new monuments.

This project is led by the founders of the African American History & Literature Gallery in Benton Harbor, Michigan – with the support of Krasl Art Center, Lake Michigan College, the Benton Harbor-St. Joseph Arts & Culture Social Justice Group, Berrien Community Foundation, and the cities of Benton Harbor and St. Joseph.

BIPOC artists will be given preference.