11th Street Bridge Park & National Children’s Center Mural Installation
Request for Qualifications (RFQ)
Submission Deadline: January 6, 2023
Artists or Artist Teams are hereby invited to submit qualifications to be considered to participate in the installation of a mural at the NCC Baby Bloomers Farm. This artwork is supported by a generous grant from the Darryl Chappell Foundation.
The 11th Street Bridge Park Curatorial Committee will review eligible applications and select a group of up to 4 finalists to develop concepts and present them at a Zoom meeting with the Curatorial Committee. The Committee is tentatively made up of 3 members with representatives from the 11th Street Bridge Park, National Children’s Center and Darryl Chappell Foundation.
Finalists will receive a $250 stipend to cover fees associated with concept development. Upon completion of an in-person interview, one artist/artist team will be commissioned to develop, fabricate, and install the artwork in the spring of 2023.
More information is available in the RFQ
Teria Powell, email@example.com
About the 11th Street Bridge Park
The 11th Street Bridge Park (Bridge Park) will be Washington DC’s first elevated park. It transforms the aged-out 11th Street freeway into a new civic space that reconnects long-divided neighborhoods. Local residents informed every element of the park, including public art that amplifies the rich history of the area, a 250 person amphitheater, an Environmental Education Center, and an intergenerational playspace. In 2016, the Bridge Park staff (part of the Ward 8 non-profit Building Bridges Across the River) partnered with local non-profits and communities of faith to create Bridge Park Plots: urban farms to address food insecurity in an area with only one full-service grocery to serve over 75,000 residents.