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TACOMA, WA – RFQ – Point Defiance Zoo & Aquarium

In RFQ on October 20, 2015 at 12:27 am

Metro Parks Tacoma is seeking an artist or artist team for each of two opportunities for the new Aquarium at Point Defiance Zoo & Aquarium (PDZA) in Tacoma, WA. Artists are invited to create immersive installations in two separate but related locations that engage visitors and reflect the main interpretive theme: We share the ocean and the responsibility to protect it. Successful projects will include suspended indoor artworks and consider opportunities for engaging the entire space. The selected artists will work with the design team to integrate the artwork into the building, and with the interpretive team to coordinate messaging around the subthemes developed for the facility. The selected artists or teams should have experience addressing or responding to social and/or environmental themes through their artwork.

ELIGIBILITY: Open to artists living in Alaska, California, Idaho, Oregon, Washington State, or British Columbia

BUDGET: 1) Jellies Ramp: $150,000. 2) Marine Discovery Ramp: $150,000.

DEADLINE: November 23, 2015, 11:59pm (PST)

QUESTIONS: Rebecca Solverson, Public Art Specialist, rebecca.solverson@cityoftacoma.org, (253) 591-5564

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