Request for Qualifications (RFQ)

Springdale, Arkansas

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A Call for Artists to Participate in Creative Redevelopment

DEADLINE: 5pm CT, JUNE 16, 2021

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The Jones Center and the renowned landscape architecture firm Civitas, Inc., invites artists whose practice involves public art, community engagement and an interest in working in public space to apply for a new project with an experimental approach to collectively determine future locations for public art on the 52-acre Jones Center campus redevelopment in Springdale, Arkansas.

The vision for The Jones Center redesign planning process is to bring artists and the design team, led by Civitas, together during planning stages. The aim is to produce integrated, community-responsive public art in this new park-like setting. Up to three (3) artists will be selected to work with the design team to collaboratively identify a set of locations and artistic mediums, possibly resulting in up to three (3) public art commissions.

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The project is open to artists from the Northwest Arkansas Community including residents of Benton, Washington, Madison, Sebastian and Carroll Counties.

Artists may apply individually or as small teams. However, each applicant must include the name of the lead artist who will be responsible for all communication with the Design Team.

Current Jones Center employees, Board and/or Committee members and consultant team members are not eligible to submit.

Upcoming Dates & Events

June 8, 6-7pm:Jones Center pop-up tour! Meet in the lobby of The Jones Center for a snack and a pop-up tour of the campus
June 9, 9:30-10:30am: Jones Center pop-up tour! Meet in the lobby of The Jones Center for coffee and a pop-up tour of the campus
June 10 – 15: Artist RFQ Assistance Available. Schedule a 20-minute session!
June 16: Applications Due
June 23: Shortlist Artists Notified
June 28 – July 1: Shortlist Artist Interviews
July 9: Selected Artists Notified
July 14: Artists Announced

Contact us.

This RFQ process is being managed by the Creative Arkansas Community Hub & Exchange (CACHE). CACHE elevates Northwest Arkansas as a leading region of arts, culture, and creativity — an inclusive, inspiring and equitable ecosystem of diverse artists, businesses, nonprofits, and communities. Contact Lisa Marie Evans for more information.