Project Title
Design artwork for the Madison Street Bus Rapid Transit Project
Type of Post
Seeking Artists
Project Owner
Seattle Department of Transportation
Link to original solicitation
Estimated Contract Value
Bid Close: Date and Time
Monday, November 7, 2016 at 11p.m.
Scope of Work
The artist will work with project design consultants, SDOT, community representatives and the Office of Arts & Culture to develop permanent public art and design elements for the Madison Bus Rapid Transit project. The project will improve overall mobility in a dense and rapidly developing corridor that spans diverse neighborhood districts from Center City to First Hill, Capitol Hill, the Central District, and east of the area to the Madison Valley and Madison Park.

Working closely with the SDOT design team and consultants, the commissioned artist will develop artwork for one or two designated sites:

• A green space at 14th Avenue, Pike Street & Madison Street
The site at 14th Avenue and Madison Street will convert a portion of public street pavement to pervious green space. The space may include use as a green stormwater biofiltration area

• A curb bulb at Union Street, 12th Avenue & Madison Street

Specific instructions: bid closing, mandatory meeting, bonding, insurance…
All applications must be submitted digitally through the CaFÉTM online system. Link to the online application via to view the full application requirements. Applications must include:

  • Letter of interest (not to exceed 2,000 characters). Please provide a statement describing your interest in this project, addressing how you are qualified, as well as your interest in transportation, urban planning, and community engagement
  • Résumé
  • Three references
  • Up to 16 images. Where possible, submit examples of projects completed in the streetscape
    Image Identification List (not to exceed 500 characters for each image). Do not omit the Image Identification List or your application will be incomplete.
Point of contact – Please include their name, job title, phone, fax, and email address.
Maija McKnight
public art project manager
(206) 684-7311

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