RFQ for Kids Cove Playground sculpture

The Marquette Public Arts Commission (MPAC) is seeking a qualified artist or artist team to design, create and install a dragonfly-based site-specific artwork at the Kids Cove Playground, Mattson Park, in Marquette, Michigan.

MPAC would like to commission artwork that complements the new all-inclusive Kids Cove Playground in Mattson Park. The goal of the sculpture is to engage the City and its visitors, creating a sense of wonder and joy to reinforce the positivity of play while honoring Joani Reynolds Miller, a retired preschool teacher who had a vision of making life for children with disabilities more inclusive in our community. Further information about the Kids Cove Playground can be found at: https://www.kidscovemqt.com/.

Individuals with demonstrated professional experience must provide a letter of interest, along with evidence of qualifications to be considered by MPAC for this call for art. Three finalists will be selected and compensated for their design proposals.

The full RFQ can be found online at the following link: www.marquettemi.gov/departments/financial-services/bids-proposals-quotes/.

Artist applications must be submitted by October 27, 2023 at 5:00 p.m. Artists can submit qualifications by emailing a PDF document to tmorin@marquettemi.gov.

All questions regarding this RFQ should be addressed to: Tiina Morin, Arts & Culture Manager
Phone: 906-225-8641 E-Mail: tmorin@marquettemi.gov.

Questions must be submitted at least three (3) business days prior to the RFQ submission
deadline.

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