Open Call for Proposals: Downtown Art Wall Project

Downtown Dallas, Inc. (DDI) is issuing a Request for Proposals (RFP) to artists/artist teams interested in creating unique artwork on an art wall in the Downtown Dallas area.
Downtown Dallas, Inc. created a steel frame art wall that is placed at a Downtown Dallas park, and is requesting artists interested in creating work for the wall to submit their interest. The selected artist(s) will create work on sheets of plywood, which will be installed by DDI staff and expected to be exhibited at a Downtown Dallas park. At the end of the installation, the art piece will be owned and managed by Downtown Dallas, Inc. This includes, but is not limited to, full rights to share the art piece with other organizations, parks, and neighborhoods in the 360 Plan.

The intent of this project is to transform space and engage the public through a new place-based work. Artists are asked to propose projects that will be fully unveiled on June 21, 2019; however, artist’s/artist team’s project will have a visibility element in the neighborhood for 3-6 months depending on how the work holds up in the Dallas summer heat. In keeping with the nature of this project, Downtown Dallas, Inc. encourages innovation and experimentation within the bounds of public safety and being setting appropriate. This is an opportunity to work in a space not otherwise allowed and to engage the city and neighborhood in your work.

• Beautification of Downtown Dallas parks • Commission a public art wall for DDI that is engaging and interactive • Create more awareness of Downtown Dallas parks. • Reflect a sense of the Downtown Dallas neighborhood identity in the work.

Deadline to Submit: Wednesday, April 24, 2019 by 5:00 p.m. CST Artist Fees: $2,000 Installation Date: June 21, 2019

Additional information and application: Call for Artists Downtown Dallas Inc. Art Wall

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Downtown Dallas, Inc. is the principal advocate, champion, and steward of Downtown, effecting change by developing strategies, setting targets, and mobilizing resources that:
• Stimulate a vibrant and sustainable Downtown environment • Improve infrastructure • Enhance economic competitiveness • Create a culturally inclusive urban center • Position the area as a global destination • Foster innovation and technology in all aspects of the urban experience.

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