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Keep Midland Beautiful Call for Artists - Public Art - "Wind"






This opportunity is open to all artists emerging and established artists, individuals and artist-led teams, and artists working with a wide variety of media, who have completed projects for private clients, public agencies, or for grassroots/community projects.  Artist teams of any size may apply.  Prior Public Art experience is not a requirement to submit information to KMB.  Artists with West Texas connections are encouraged to apply.

Selection Process:

Information and materials submitted in response to the RFP will be evaluated by the KMB Board of Directors Beautification Committee.


Keep Midland Beautiful is accepting proposals from artist or teams of artists who wish to be considered for a permanent art installation in Midland at Island off W. Wall St, W. Front St, and Williams St, in Southwest Midland.  The site is in a busy business area with heavy traffic.  The artwork will be installed permanently on the Island in advance of native, drought tolerant plants being installed.  This installation will be the first in a series of art projects to be led by Keep Midland Beautiful.

Scope of Project:

KMB is seeking an artist or team of artists to create an original work of art that expresses “Wind” as a theme.  KMB is looking for applications showing artists conceptual plans and preliminary designs in advance of fabrication and installation of the work of art to be located at traffic island formed by W. Wall St, W. Front St, and Williams St, in Southwest Midland, illustrated in the Location Map below..  Because of the nature of business conducted by KMB, use of natural products and materials is recommended.

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The project budget is estimated at $50,000.  The amount budgeted for an artist or team of artists is all inclusive for the commissioned art project, including design; materials; fabrication; delivery; installation, including the pedestal (if necessary); insurance; and travel expenses.  Keep Midland Beautiful will separately fund promotion associated with this project.  KMB intends, and will have right, to use submitted concepts (models, illustrations, etc.) for project fundraising.


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