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Call to Artists: Indigenous Peoples and Land Sculpture And Pavement Art Opportunities

GRAND RAPIDS, MN

CALL FOR ARTISTS

Indigenous Peoples and Lands Sculpture Art Opportunity and Pavement Art Public Art Opportunity

Request for Qualifications

  1. The Sculpture Project: The Arts and Culture Commission projects will consist of one sculpture with a concentration on Indigenous Peoples and lands. Fifteen miles west of Grand Rapids lies the edge of the Leech Lake Band of Ojibwe reservation. The commission believes that history and public art could amplify and highlight the culture, voices, and stories of Native Americans including tribal citizens – past, present, and future. Additionally, that Indigenous artists should lead public art projects throughout the city. Many signs around town have Anishinaabe language on them, and projects such as this will continue to strengthen the connections between citizens of Grand Rapids and the Leech Lake Band of Ojibwe. This Request for Qualifications is for the one sculpture project related to the concept of Indigenous Peoples and Lands.One artist will be commissioned to create the sculpture that will be sited at a Mississippi River Park, located at the NE corner of the intersections of Pokegama Avenue (TH 169) and SE 1st Street (River Road). [see following pages for location maps].Request for Qualifications (RFQ)Artists are hereby invited to submit qualifications to be considered to participate in the design phase for the public art opportunities described below.

2. Pavement Art: The Arts and Culture Commission project will consist of pavement art with a theme of Indigenous Peoples and Lands. Fifteen miles west of Grand Rapids lies the sovereign nation of the Leech Lake Band of Ojibwe. The commission believes that history and public art can/ should amplify and highlight the culture, voices, and stories of Native people – past, present, and future. Several signs around town use Anishinaabe language, and projects such as this will continue to strengthen the connections between citizens of Grand Rapids and of the Leech Lake reservation. This Request for Qualifications is for the Pavement Art related to the concept of Indigenous Peoples and Lands. PAVEMENT ART | Public Art Opportunity be located in downtown Grand Rapids. Artists are hereby invited to submit qualifications to be considered to participate in the design phase for the public art opportunities described below.

Please submit all RFQ materials via email to: tpagel@ci.grand-rapids.mn.us. All materials must be received by 4 p.m., CST, Friday, March 20, 2020. No RFQs will be accepted after this time.

For clarification or further information, contact Tom Pagel, City Administrator at: tpagel@ci.grand- rapids.mn.us or 218.326.7626.