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Call for Artists


The City of Merriam, Kansas is looking for artists to create public art in a small downtown plaza.  The deadline is coming soon – February 20, 2015, so if you are interested you will have to act quickly.  A little information taken from the call:

Selection process and timeline

Artists submitting to the RFQ are not being asked to develop a specific model or proposal at this time. Rather, RFQ submissions will be assessed on the quality and nature of the applicant’s past work; experience working on commissions that are placed in open and public areas; and experience collaborating with other professionals such as architects, engineers, fabricators and installation personnel. RFQ submissions will be evaluated by City of Merriam personnel, selected members of Merriam’s Public Art Initiative ad-hoc committee, and art consultant James Martin, who is facilitating all phases of the project.

A limited number of artists will be selected from the RFQ pool of applicants to develop and submit a formal proposal. A stipend of $1,200 will be paid to each artist invited to the proposal stage.

More information can be found here and on the City of Merriam site.

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