Norfolk, Virginia – The Norfolk Public Art Commission seeks to commission an artist to design a commemoration that will tell the story and educate viewers of the history and importance of the End of the Massive Resistance. The committee is not looking for specific representation but hopes the work will communicate a depth of feeling, meaning and human understanding of this time and history. The final artwork should communicate the past and what was, be thought-provoking and challenging but also look to the future with inspiration and communicate our hopes as a community and a higher ideal. The selected artist will be work closely with the community to understand the history of this significant event, the changing race relations and what it means to Norfolk.
Project Funds: Up to five finalists will be selected to be interviewed by the public art planning committee and paid $1,000 to make a presentation to the committee. This includes all travel, preparation and interview.
One artist will be selected for the project. An additional $32,000 is available for the final complete design phase. The budget for the completed and installed artwork is $500,000 at this time, however significant private sector fundraising is anticipated.
Deadline for submissions is 1:00 PM EST, February 25, 2010.
Project descriptions and details for applying may be found at