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SAN JOSE, CA – RFQ – Iris Chang Park

In RFQ on November 2, 2015 at 6:44 pm

The opportunity for public art includes development of stand-alone artwork as well as collaboration with the landscape architects on site design, material selection, and landscape and otherwise creatively contribute to the base project’s enhancement. Whether final artistic approach is integrated landscape work or standalone artwork, the artist must work closely with the landscape architects to integrate the art into the park design.

Iris Chang was one of America’s leading young historians, and a San Jose resident. As a journalist and writer, Iris Chang was known for her exhaustive research writing historical books documenting the experiences of Asians and Chinese Americans. Her work reflects a deep concern about issues of human rights and discrimination; equally important was her belief that each of us as individuals can make a difference.  While not specifically a “memorial,” the memory of Iris Chang shall inspire the design of public art for the park.

ELIGIBILITY: This opportunity is open to individual artists or artist-led teams working or living in the California. If submitting as a team, a professional artist with public art experience must be the lead team member. All applicants must have all necessary documentation and permits to work in the United States at the time of submittal of qualifications.

BUDGET: Total budget for the commissioned artwork is $100,000, inclusive of design, fabrication and installation.

DEADLINE: Monday, November 30, 2015

QUESTIONS: Mary Rubin, San Jose Public Art Project Manage, mary.rubin@sanjoseca.gov

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