How many artistic pieces are viewed by over 40,000 people every day?
With interstate highway traffic at this location reaching over 43,000 trips per day, this project will be the most visible and most viewed artistic application in the city. It will be seen by commuters, visitors and the local community and will provide a work of art to be enjoyed for 20 or more years. The I-94 Tower Project will be like no other public art project in the city, as it will be the first highly visible application of an artistic design directly relating to the City’s efforts in developing Moorhead’s identity.
The community will be involved in the artistic design process to encapsulate and put in design form Moorhead’s identity based on the narrative developed in coordination with the community and stakeholders. The City of Moorhead is seeking a qualified artist and/or team to develop an iconic symbol for the community that will visually tell the world just who Moorhead is while exemplifying a collaborative approach to develop an artistic design with expertise in:
→ Visual art, → Lighting design (optional, but preferred), → Community engagement facilitation, and → Technical coordination
This project is to engage the community which will guide the translation of Moorhead Proud and the brand narrative into a visual design with possibly a lighting component and technically translate it to a scaled application (and specifications) for installation. Moorhead Public Service has contracted with a company to install the artwork on the existing I-94 water tower as part of the tower rehabilitation project.
Therefore, physically painting the art on the water tower is not included in the scope of this Call for Artist. If a lighting component is included, the city will work with the artist/team to develop specification documents.
Artist stipend is a flat rate of up to $10,000.
The deadline to submit is Friday, March 6, 2020 at noon.
Email submissions to firstname.lastname@example.org.
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Disclaimer – City of Moorhead reserves the right to reject any or all applications without compensation and for any and all reasons etc. Members of the I-94 Tower Group, City of Moorhead City Council and staff, Moorhead Public Service Commission and staff and their immediate families of same are ineligible to participate in this Call for Artists.