9th South Art Opportunity
Salt Lake City— The Salt Lake City Arts Council is pleased to announce an opportunity for Utah artists or artist-led teams to submit qualifications for the 9th South Roundabout public art opportunity.
The 9-Line Corridor is a major transportation passageway that runs east/west across the Salt Lake Valley, connecting residential neighborhoods, commercial centers, and recreation sites. The corridor has recently undergone several renovations to foster accessible multi-modal travel and a culture of activity, including repaved streets, new curbs and gutters, and the expansion of the 9-Line Bike Park. Further proposed improvements for the area include upgraded pedestrian crosswalks and enhanced service of UTA bus route 9, aligning with the 9-Line Corridor’s Master Plan vision of connecting people to places in a way that is safe, equitable, and sustainable.
The proposed artwork will be located at the center of the new roundabout in the 9th & 9th area of the 9-Line Corridor. The roundabout, at the intersection of Harvey Milk Boulevard, 1100 East, and Gilmer Drive, will calm traffic congestion at the five-way stop. It features a pre-poured concrete base in its center, six feet in diameter, providing a platform for artwork. A public ribbon cutting ceremony opening the roundabout will be Friday, December 20 from 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.
Artists responding to the Request for Qualifications (RFQ), must demonstrate a proficiency in executing work on a similar scope and scale. The deadline for submissions is Friday, January 24, 2020. This RFQ is open to all professional artists and artist-led teams residing in Utah. The total project budget is $114,000.
Three finalists will be selected by the Salt Lake Art Design Board. Those finalists will meet with the project team and stakeholders before proposing concepts for the site. One artist/team will be selected for the final installation.
Applicants are invited to attend an Information Session on Tuesday, January 7, 2020 at 4:00 p.m., held at the Salt Lake City Main Library (210 East 400 South, Salt Lake City). For more information on this RFQ and to apply, please visit saltlakepublicart.org/for-artists/calls-for-artists/. Submissions will be accepted through the Submittable website (www.submittable.com) until 5:00 p.m. on Friday, January 24, 2020.
The mission of the Salt Lake City Arts Council is to promote, present, and support artists, arts organizations, and arts activities in order to further the development of the arts community and to benefit the public by expanding awareness, access, and participation.