Pinney Library: Call for Public Art Info
CURRENTLY ACCEPTING PROPOSALS: Apply here
Public Art Piece #1:
Project budget: not to exceed $10,000 must include artists fee, supplies, travel, fabrication, installation and all related costs
Dimensions: maximum size of 6’-0”W x 8’-4”H
Installed as a two or three-dimensional mounted artwork for the new library’s Reading Room, a space intended for contemplation
Maintain a strong connection to the natural world and incorporate a sense of warmth and light
Emphasizes organic forms and relates to the wood and glass elements that are prominent in the architecture of the space
Public art Piece #2
Project budget: not to exceed $25,000 must include artists fee, supplies, travel, fabrication, installation, coordination with architects/contractors and all related costs.
Dimensions: 46’-0”W x 6'-0"H*
*the piece must incorporate the top of (or around) the existing bike pavilion knee wall and will need to extend the entire length of the knee wall (46’-0”) to completely enclose the outdoor area and should be at least as tall as the adjacent fence (6'-0"H) but could be taller.
Installed as a sculptural element for the outdoor courtyard, creating a fence, wall, or other demarcation of the library’s exterior courtyard space, primarily used by children and families
May be two or three-dimensional, but must be a self-supporting piece
Be a part of the library’s PlayLab, an area dedicated to exploring early literacy skills through interactive play
Brighten this active community space and reflect the cultural, linguistic and/or environmental diversity of Madison, seen from both sides, and be safe for all ages to interact with.
The Madison Public Library has received funding through the Madison Art Commission's Art in Public Places Program and a donation from the Madison Public Library Foundation for these two unique pieces that will be installed as permanent public art in the newly built Pinney Library.
Application Closes: 01/15/19 by midnight CST
Top Candidates Announced: 1/31/19
Selected Artist(s) Announced: 2/15/19
If you have specific questions about the application process, please email
Bubbler Program Coordinator, Trent Miller at email@example.com.