Create public art for Fire Station #11 in Norfolk Virginia.

The new station will replace the second oldest fire station in Norfolk, VA, centrally located on Lafayette Boulevard in Fairmount Park.

The committee seeks an artist to design and create inspiring, engaging, forward-thinking art that will make a strong statement and live up to the quality of the building design. The artwork should stimulate thought and serve as an example of creativity, be adventurous, and embraced by a younger generation rather than tell the history. It should tell the story of a safe resilient neighborhood.

The artwork should be large enough to be seen by vehicular traffic but also enjoyed by pedestrians both during the day and at night. There is electricity at the site.

Up to three finalists may be selected to be virtually interviewed by the Art Planning Committee. The finalists are not expected to complete a design at this stage but will be interviewed about past work and creative process. The committee reserves the right to select the final artist without a finalist process.

The total budget for the completed, delivered, and installed artwork is $125,000. This will cover artist’s honorarium, engineering, fabrication, installation, materials, shipping, insurance, and travel expenses necessary to complete the project, project plaque, final documentation, and any incidental expenses. The artist must hire a Virginia licensed contractor to install the artwork(s). The selected artist may be asked to present a community educational workshop or presentation.

Deadline to Apply: 11/27/22

Questions: karen.rudd@norfolk.gov

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