The Seattle Office of Arts & Cultural Affairs, in partnership with the Fleets and Facilities Department and the Seattle Fire Department, seeks an artist to develop a site-specific art project for Fire Station 30 in Seattle’s Mount Baker neighborhood. The artwork should address the work and spirit of firefighters and the cultural diversity of the Mount Baker community and nearby Franklin High School.
Fire Station 30 is currently under construction with completion expected in spring 2011. The artwork is funded through the Fire Facilities and Emergency Response Levy, a program to upgrade, renovate or replace 32 neighborhood fire stations in Seattle.
The call is open to established professional artists living in Washington and Oregon. Budget is $80,000, all-inclusive to design, fabricate and install artwork. Application deadline is 11 p.m., Thursday, August 5.
Go here for the guidelines and a link to the online application.
Lars Hilse says
As a voluntary firefighter/web guru I always try to convince my department that it’s our mission to communicate with the people we protect through art; in that context having a modern and attractive website up and running to promote the services we provide and engage the community to events.