03/31/14 250 W - + 8 - 8 Artists Invited to Submit Qualifications for Public Art at New Fire Station 12

Press release. The City of Raleigh is seeking qualifications from experienced artists or artist teams to provide site-specific public art for Raleigh’s [new] Fire Station 12. The artists or artist teams must have primary residence in North Carolina or the neighboring states of Georgia, South Carolina, Kentucky, Tennessee or Virginia.

The project budget for the selected public art commission is $41,625 inclusive of all expenses including but not limited to design, fabrication, installation, travel, taxes and fees. Each finalist will receive a $650 travel budget for second-round interviews.

Qualifications must be submitted by 5 p.m. on Friday, May 2. There is no fee to submit qualifications.

Construction of Fire Station 12 is anticipated to begin this fall at Poole Road and Bus Way, near the City’s Transit Operations Facility. The existing Fire Station 12 at 3409 Poole Road is aging, landlocked and too small. The new fire station will address these issues and enhance the Fire Department’s ability to meet its public safety mission. In March 2013, the architectural firm of Stewart-Cooper-Newell Architects, P.A., was hired by the City Council to design Fire Station 12.

Under goals established by the City of Raleigh’s Public Art and Design Board, public art for Fire Station 12 should celebrate the 100th anniversary of the Raleigh Fire Department and honor public servants who protect those who cannot protect themselves. There are multiple opportunities for public art at the site.

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