Artists, Fire Station #6 Needs You!

Via Space-City:

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.  (More details after the jump)

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:

http://www.seattle.gov/arts/_downloads/calls/FireStation6.pdf

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

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