Call for Artists: Water Feature at Frances Plaza

The Madison Arts Commission is accepting applications from artists, design teams, or companies for a site-specific art work/fountain for the Frances Plaza as part of the State Street Design Project. Frances Plaza has been designated as a “special place” along State Street, the dynamic pedestrian/bus transit mall that joins the University of Wisconsin-Madison, the State Capitol, businesses and residential areas. This project provides an opportunity for an artist, design team, or company to create a site-specific water feature that affirms the character of Madison and celebrates Madison’s famed State Street. The Commission is seeking artists/design teams/companies with the following experience: 1) design and installation of outdoor art water features in extreme freeze/thaw conditions; 2) working in a collaborative effort with project design teams and engineers; 3) interest in creating a work that supports the goals and design elements of the State Street Design Project; and 4) Artwork that minimizes operational/maintenance costs and energy needs. The selected finalists will receive a fee for expenses related to developing a design concept for the project.

The RFQ is available on the Madison Arts Commission Website at:
www.cityofmadison.com/MAC/public/opportunities.cfm. Complete RFQ: www.cityofmadison.com/mac. Questions? Email Karin Wolf, kwolf@cityofmadison.com or phone 608.261.9134