A rendering of Dix Park Plaza & Play by MVVA featuring a curved pathway through gardens and trees. People are walking on the path and throughout the park.

Call for Artists: Dorothea Dix Park Plaza & Play Public Art

Apply Online Through June 7

Image Above: Rendering produced by Michael Van Valkenburgh Associates (MVVA)

The City seeks several artists to work closely with the community and design team to create artworks for the Plaza & Play that speak to the themes of the Dorothea Dix Park Master Plan.

Project Summary

  • Work with the community and design team to design and create artwork at Dorothea Dix Park Plaza & Play.
  • Opportunities include creating an entrance experience including the grand stair, art interventions along pathways, creative shade structures, historic interpretation, creative play elements, and other placements for integrated art elements.
  • Semi-finalists will be selected to interview for the project and paid a $200 stipend.
  • Two to four artists/artist teams will be selected to design and fabricate artworks and assigned a tentative scope of work.
  • The Phase I public art budget for detailed concept design (location and integration method) is $10,000 per artist/artist team.
  • The Phase II public art budget for final designs, construction documents, fabrication, installation is up to $340,000 split between 2-4 artists/artist teams. The fabrication budget will be allocated at a later date by the Public Art and Design Board.
  • Qualifications must be submitted by Monday, June 7 at 10 a.m. EST. There is no fee to submit qualifications.

Learn more about the public art project and apply

Artist Call Presentation and Question & Answer Session

Public Art Director Kelly McChesney will give an overview of the project and potential art opportunities/locations followed by an open question and answer session on May 17, 2021, noon - 1 pm. The meeting will be held via Zoom, a free video-conferencing software. The meeting will be recorded and available online for anyone who cannot attend.

Learn more about how to attend the event
 

Contact

 

Kelly McChesney
Public Art Director
kelly.mcchesney@raleighnc.gov
919-996-5657

Dorothea Dix Park

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