Applications sought for $30k public art design commission in Rock Hill

Application deadline: Wednesday, Oct. 31, 2018


The Women’s Art Initiative (WAI) of Rock Hill is a public art advocacy group whose mission is to enhance the quality of life for the community by reflecting its cultural values and artistic vitality through public art. 

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In collaboration with the city of Rock Hill, WAI is seeking proposals from artists/designers to create a contemporary, outdoor design feature, sculpture, or artwork at the entry of Comporium’s Telephone Museum on Elk Avenue. It will serve to celebrate communication and technology; specifically its multi-level history in the city of Rock Hill and its vast, endless possibilities for innovation. Thus, it will provide opportunities for dialogue emphasizing the increasing impact of technology and communication on our future. The piece shall exemplify the communication concept as one in constant evolution and act as an engaging and educating entrance area into the space directly adjacent to the Telephone Museum. The piece must be child/family friendly and ideally have an interactive or kinetic feature.

WAI will select one artist’s/ designer’s proposal whose vision for this project incorporates these themes. The artist/designer will be responsible for the design, creation, transportation, and installation of the project and will work with the WAI Selection Committee and city of Rock Hill staff.

Artists/designers of 18 and up are invited to apply by Oct 31, 2018.

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About WAI

A group of women… artists, professionals, civic leaders and enthusiasts formed a group to bring public art to our community.
Our vision is to grow into a public art institution with annual funding; providing acquisition, preservation, education and community dialogue.

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