RFP issued for Mauldin Public Art Trail

Submission deadline: Monday, Aug. 10, 2020; 5 p.m. ET

The City of Mauldin has just opened the RFP portion of the selection process for the 2021 installation along our Mauldin Public Art Trail.

Mauldin Cultural CenterThis annual program seeks to beautify the community with public art displays created by South Carolina artists for years to come.

The theme “Heroes and Leaders” was selected in the wake of COVID-19. We have seen the terms heroes and leaders be used to describe many groups of people who have not traditionally been given such a title. Across the globe, governing bodies have set forth policies to increase the safety of humankind; healthcare workers have compromised their own safety to care for and save the lives of those infected; manufacturers have grown their production efforts in an attempt to ensure there were enough supplies and medical equipment to go around; innovators and researchers have worked tirelessly to find a vaccination; and individuals have practiced social distancing and isolation to protect the immunocompromised.

Artists’ submissions should reflect finding extraordinary in the ordinary and/or the work of the aforementioned during a pandemic.

The RFP, application, schedule and history of the trail can be found online at  http://www.mauldinculturalcenter.org/public-art-trail/. The RFP and schedule are also attached. The deadline for submissions is August 10, 5 p.m.