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Fire Station #6 Art
651 10th Avenue, Greeley CO 80634

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Call Type: Public Art
Eligibility: International
State: Colorado
Entry Deadline: 6/24/19
Application Closed
Images - Minimum: 6, Maximum: 6
Total Media - Minimum: 6, Maximum: 6


The City of Greeley is in the early planning stages for the construction of the new Fire Station #6, a multi-use building that will also house a dedicated area for the Greeley Police Department. Construction for the new building will begin in September/October of 2019 and will be located along Promontory Parkway near the 18th St roundabout not too far north of Hwy 34. 

One artist will be selected to work with the Fire Station #6 Project Design Team to develop specific artistic concepts for the site and submit a detailed final proposal with an itemized budget and a timeline by September 10 2019. The art installation date is projected to be in May or June of 2020; the artist’s timeline will need to be flexible and will be dependent on the building construction timeline that could be changed by unforeseen circumstances.

The Design Team is looking for artwork that is representational and may include one or a series of outdoor sculptural works or indoor works of art; the design must communicate the traditional values and acknowledge the civic contributions of the Greeley Fire Department and/or first responders to the City of Greeley. Strong values from the firefighters who become ‘family’ with those they serve with include Dedication, Excellence, Honor, Integrity, Respect, and Safety. A Colorado theme may also be interwoven into the design.


Budget and Scope of Work

The budget for artwork is not to exceed $65,000 and is all inclusive to cover all aspects of creating artwork including but not limited to transportation, site visits, designing, engineering, fabrication, site preparation including a foundation if needed, delivery, installation, traffic control, and applying for and obtaining all permits required by City of Greeley and the installation of the artwork.

The artist selection will be partially based on past experience with collaborative projects and past work that exhibits style and materials appropriate to the site. The selected artist will be required to attend design development meetings with the project team of architects, engineers, and managers and to work together in developing a design for artwork to be incorporated in or near the newly constructed building. The artist will communicate and negotiate in good faith to develop a design that is mutually agreeable with the team. This approach requires good collaborative skills, creativity, flexibility as well as an open mind.

A minimum of two progress reports will be required showing the evolution of the artist’s design. Final design work must be original and must include all details necessary for the fabrication and installation of actual artwork. Once the Greeley Art Commission accepts the final design and payment is made for the design, the City will retain all rights of the final design.

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