City of Knoxville Public Arts Committee | Request for Qualifications
Due January 16, 2018
The City of Knoxville’s Public Arts Committee invites artists (and artist teams) to submit a statement of qualifications for iconic, site-specific, permanently installed public art to be located in the public space, currently named Cradle of Country Music Park, located at the corner of Summit Hill Drive and Gay Street in downtown Knoxville, Tennessee. Up to five (5) finalists will be selected to participate in a site visit, develop a proposal, and return for interviews. Coordination will be required with the selected landscape architect for site design in tandem with the artwork. The maximum project budget for artwork for this project is $500,000. Artists who have experience designing and completing projects with a similar budget and scope are encouraged to apply.
Please click here to view the full RFQ, which includes project details, requirements for submission, application form, and more. Please click here for images of the site and site map.
The deadline for RFQ materials to be received is Tuesday, January 16, 2018 at 5:00 PM (Eastern Time).
The goal date for design process to begin is July 2018.
About the Public Arts Committee
The City of Knoxville Public Arts Committee was created in September 2008. The committee was created due to the results of the Public Arts Task Force and their recommendations to the Mayor. The purpose of the committee is “to enhance the reputation of the community, contribute to the civic environment, and enrich the lives of citizens and visitors through the involvement of professional artists to integrate public artwork throughout the City.” The Committee shall be broadly representative of Knoxville citizens and community leaders with an interest in the arts, such as: artists, arts organization representatives, arts educators and design professionals (registered architects, interior designers, and professional engineers)