Public Art Opportunity

22 May

Artist sought for new Seattle fire station
The Seattle Office of Arts & Cultural Affairs, in partnership with the Seattle Fleets and Facilities Department and the Seattle Fire Department, seeks an artist to develop a site-specific art project for a new Fire Station 6.

The project is part of the Fire Facilities and Emergency Response Levy, which will replace or renovate 32 city fire stations. Located in the heart of the Central District, the existing Fire Station 6 is a historic landmark. The city will build a new Fire Station 6 at 2615 S. Jackson St. Design is expected to begin in late summer 2009. Construction is anticipated to begin in 2011 with completion in 2012.

The selected artist will work with the community, firefighters and city staff to create a site-specific artwork or design element on the public-facing portion of the building.

Eligibility: Professional artists living in the Northwest (Washington, Oregon, Idaho, Montana) or California
Budget: $90,000, including $10,000 for design and $80,000 for fabrication and installation
Deadline: 11 p.m., Tuesday, June 30, 2009 (Pacific Time)
Preview: Call and guidelines

Information: Jason Huff, public art project manager,
(206) 684-7278

Visit the Seattle Office of Arts and Cultural Affairs website for more info!


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