Call for Artists: Artist to create artwork at Rainier Beach’s Mapes Creek

Seeking artist to create artwork at Rainier Beach’s Mapes Creek

DEADLINE TO APPLY: Friday, May 18, 2012
 The Seattle Office of Arts & Cultural Affairs, in partnership with Seattle Public Utilities (SPU) and Seattle Parks and Recreation, seeks an artist or artist team to develop site-integrated artwork for the Lower Mapes Creek Restoration Project in Seattle’s Rainier Beach neighborhood. SPU is restoring lower Mapes Creek and creating an open-stream channel in Beer Sheva Park to improve habitat for juvenile Chinook salmon in Lake Washington. The project area includes 52nd Avenue South, between Rainier Avenue South and South Henderson Street, and into the park.

The creek restoration is currently in design through early 2013 and construction is expected to begin in mid 2013. Project completion is expected in 2015. The artist or artist team will work with SPU and consultants to develop the artwork within the schedule of the restoration.

Funded by SPU 1% for Art funds and administered by the Office of Arts & Cultural Affairs.  Eligibility: Open to professional artists residing in the United States.
Budget: $200,000, all-inclusive of fabrication, installation, travel, taxes and other project costs.
Deadline: 11 p.m., Friday, May 18, 2012 (Pacific Daylight Time).
Application: Click here to apply
InfoJason Huff, public art project manager, (206) 684-7278

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