The Seattle Office of Arts & Culture is seeking applications to create artwork that recognizes the tribal peoples of this region, and reflects the Coast Salish tribes that have a historic connection to this territory. This project is part of Waterfront Seattle, a large-scale project to replace the Alaskan Way Viaduct with 20+ acres of new public space, streets, parks, and buildings. There are no preconceptions of what this artwork can be; the artist/artist team will investigate sites and develop a permanent artwork that acknowledges both the history and current presence of local tribes. The artwork could take the form of placemaking, sculptures, carvings, or site enhancements; it can be a singular element, a series of pieces, spaces for gathering and storytelling; and two or three dimensional.
The call is open to established professional artists residing in Washington State or British Columbia. Artists who have a historic and/or artistic connection to the tribal peoples of this region are strongly encouraged to apply.
One artist or artist team will be selected to receive a commission of $25,000 for initial design and concept work. Upon approval of the design, the artist/artist team will be contracted for fabrication and installation for $225,000 inclusive of all fees, taxes, fabrication, delivery, installation, travel and additional site work if necessary to accommodate artwork.
11 p.m., Tuesday, January 13, 2015 (Pacific Standard Time).
November 18, 3 – 4:15 p.m.
Boards and Commissions Room, City Hall
600 Fourth Ave. Seattle, WA 98104
Reservations requested but not required. RSVP to Ruri Yampolsky atRuri.Yampolsky@seattle.gov
Click here to apply on CaFÉ.
Ruri Yampolsky, public art director, 206-684-7309
The artwork is funded by Department of Transportation 1% for Art funds and is administered by the Seattle Office of Arts & Culture.