RFQ – Public Art Opportunity in LGBTQ+ Welcoming Building

National, Regional, State
Visual Arts
Organization RoCo and Neighborhood Partners
Deadline October 31, 2021

The project is located at the eastern gateway to downtown Rochester, NY between East Avenue and Broad Street, on the west side of Union Street on Site 3 of the Inner Loop East Redevelopment Project.

The artwork will be located in the building passthrough. Artists are encouraged to think expansively about the space, engaging with the wall, ceiling, and ground area. This public artwork is intended to be an iconic work that represents, welcomes, or supports the LGBTQ+ community in some way. The resulting commission should be bold, eye-catching, and thoughtful. The installation should be engaging day and night. Artists or teams may propose a painted mural – however, we especially encourage projects that use sculptural and permanently durable materials – and engage the walking/seating area in front of the wall. See drawings for more detail.

Up to $45,000

This public art commission is being administered by Rochester Contemporary Art Center for the neighborhood and other partner organizations. For more information and the full RFQ, go to the website linked below.