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Seeking artist for new City Light facility

The Seattle Office of Arts & Cultural Affairs, in partnership with Seattle City Light (SCL), seeks an artist or artist team to develop permanent, site-integrated artwork for SCL’s new Denny Substation. The substation will provide a new electrical power distribution system to serve the South Lake Union and Denny Triangle urban centers. The call is open to professional artists residing in the United States. Applications are due 11 p.m., Friday, Nov. 2, 2012 (Pacific Daylight Time). Go here  for more information and the online application.

The artist will work closely with SCL and the substation’s design team to develop the artwork. The artist will also develop proposals for opportunities for future artworks by other artists that can be incorporated in and around the facility.

The artist will join the project team in January 2013. The design phase of the project is in design development, with construction to be complete in late 2016.

The budget to complete the artwork is $300,000, all-inclusive of travel expenses, taxes and other proposal and project costs. The artist will first receive a design contract for $60,000 to develop artwork and additional art opportunities. If the artwork proposal is accepted, the artist will receive a contract for $240,000 to fabricate and install the artwork.

For more information, contact Jason Huff, public art project manager, (206) 684-7278.