Call Detail
Memorial for the Victims of Racial Violence in Dallas
Entry Deadline: 1/26/20
Application Closed
Work Sample Requirements
Images | Minimum:Min. 3, Maximum:Max. 6
Video | Minimum:Min. 0, Maximum:Max. 2
Total Samples | Minimum:Min. 3, Maximum:Max. 6
Call Type: Public Art
Eligibility: International
State: Texas
Event Dates: 1/7/20 - 2/1/20


Submission Deadline January 26, 2020

The Public Art Program of the City of Dallas Office of Cultural Affairs requests the submission of qualifications from artists, landscape architects or artist/architect teams for consideration to design, fabricate and install an outdoor public artwork in a park location that will be a tribute to memory of victims of lynching and racial violence in Dallas.  

Artwork will be located at Martyr’s Park, 379 Commerce Street, Dallas, Texas 75207.

 Artwork should create a tribute to the memory of victims of lynching and racial violence in Dallas between 1853-1920.


Artwork must be responsive to the following guidelines:

•       Artwork must include references to the known victims of lynching and racial violence in Dallas between 1853-1920.

 •      Artwork must be visually accessible within the approved location.

 •       Artwork should respond to community input as posted                   

 •       Artwork must be resistant to graffiti and vandalism
•       Artwork must require minimal maintenance.
•       Artwork must have an expected life span of 20 years.
•       If seating is part of a design, it must be safe, slip resistant, comfortable seating surface with smooth, even surfaces and curved edges and comply with City of Dallas and ADA requirements.
•       Be free of safety hazards.


·         Community meetings have been held to solicit public input and community input is accessible on

·         A panel comprised of arts professionals and community representatives will review qualified submissions in February 2020.

·         Three short-listed artists will be commissioned to create concept designs for site specific sculptures and paid a $1,500.00 stipend to present their concept design to the artist selection panel.

·         Designs must show the concept for the sculpture, identify materials and demonstrate that the artwork can be made for the commission budget of $100,000 including insurance, engineering, fabrication, foundations for the artwork and artist’s fees.


The is an open call.  Texas Artists will be given preference.

All artists are eligible to apply, except as indicated below.  Not eligible:

•       artists currently under contract with the City of Dallas Public Art Program.

•       Employees of the City of Dallas, their spouses, members of the Public Art Committee or Arts and Culture Advisory Commission, or any consultants under contract for any phase of these projects are ineligible.

•       The City of Dallas Cultural Policy does not accept qualifications from undergraduate students for Public Art projects.

 Diversity candidates strongly encouraged to apply.


1.    A cover letter detailing interest and ability to complete the project.

2.    Resume outlining professional qualifications to demonstrate experience with a public art or installation project of commensurate scope.

3.    Six JPEG images of current work with list of title, size, medium, date and commission value of work where applicable.

4.    Names and contact information of three references.

 Send Email Submissions to:

 SUBMISSION DEADLINE:  January 26, 2020

 Inquiries only:


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