COLORADO SPRINGS – The Department of Parks, Recreation and Cultural Services is seeking an artist to create a permanent outdoor art installation in Panorama Park.
Panorama is currently undergoing the largest neighborhood park renovation in the city’s history, and the desired artwork would be incorporated into the park’s new design. The 13.5-acre park is expected to be completed by summer 2022.
“Through a collaborative design process with the community, we seek to enhance the park experience for all users through artistic and cultural expression, and we are thrilled to help bring this special opportunity to the Southeast. of Colorado Springs,” said Connie Schmeisser, park planner. .
The artist will be chosen by the following two juries: the first will include representatives of the local artistic community and the second will include members of the Southeast community. After the two converge, a winning artist will be chosen.
Only applicants with previous experience working on public art projects of a similar scope and budget will be considered, and the chosen artist must be willing to include the community in the artistic process. The available budget is $70,000, funded in part by a Grants for artistic projects awards from the National Endowment for the Arts as well as the Bee Vradenburg Foundation, based in Colorado Springs.
Media style, size, and placement are open to the vision of the selected artist; however, the artwork should reflect and enhance the cultural and environmental context of the park and neighborhood.
Creating an interactive or dynamic experience through the artwork is encouraged, and the vision is not limited to a singular piece, meaning it could work across the entire park site.
Proposals for the project must be submitted to the City of Colorado Springs by Monday, February 28. All requirements are described in the online form. request for proposal. For more information on Panorama Park, including the construction schedule, visit ColoradoSprings.gov/PanoramaPark.