Tuesday, September 01, 2009

Call For Artists: Charles Hamilton Houston Memorial - Alexandria, VA

Deadline for Submission: October 1, 2009, 4 pm (EDT)
Budget: $300,000

The City of Alexandria, Virginia seeks to commission public art for the new Charles Houston Recreation Center. The process will be managed by the Office of the Arts, a division of the Department of Recreation, Parks and Cultural Activities, with the Alexandria Commission for the Arts Public Art Committee. The City will conduct the search for qualified applicants through a Request for Qualifications (RFQ). The art will be paid for by private donations. The purpose of the project is to honor and memorialize Charles Houston and to recognize the historical importance of the former Parker-Gray High School, Alexandria’s first African-American high school.

Eligibility: Open to all artists or design groups. No geographic requirements.

Process: Three finalists will be invited to submit proposals. Each will receive a $2,000 honorarium.
Anticipated Award Date: May 2010
Anticipated Installation Date: April 2011

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