The UrbanArt Commission, The City of Memphis (TN), National Request for Qualifications: Atrium Suspended Sculpture

The UrbanArt Commission, The City of Memphis (TN), National Request for Qualifications: Atrium Suspended Sculpture

Deadline: August 14th, 2019

Total Budget: $400,000; Design $98,875, Fabrication $296,625, all-inclusive. Total project budget includes honoraria for up to three finalists of $1,500 for their proposal designs.

The Memphis Convention Center is being reimagined as the facility undergoes an important expansion and upgrade with modern enhancements. The dramatic renovation of the convention center is currently underway and will be complete by Fall 2020.

Eligibility: Any artist currently living and working in the United States. Artists are invited to apply as a team if desirable.

UrbanArt Commission (UAC) is partnering with the City of Memphis and the Memphis Convention Center Board of Commissioners to produce a $400,000. large-scale sculpture in the main atrium that welcomes visitors to the renovated facilities. The selection committee expresses an interest in a public art piece that will speak to one or more of the following themes (additional information will be provided to finalists invited to submit site-specific proposals):

  •  Natural assets of the area including the Mississippi River, Mississippi Flyway, and a dense tree canopy
  • Celebrate the rich history of music made in and inspired by Memphis
  • Honor the stories and experiences of the diverse communities and leaders in Memphis history, particularly indigenous and black communities
  • Explore the possibilities of Memphis as the city moves forward into our third century

For more detailed information, guidelines, and submission link: https://uacmem.org/opportunities/mcc-atrium

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