Call Detail
City of Laramie: Fire Training Facility
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Entry Deadline: 7/12/21
Application Closed
Work Sample Requirements
Images | Minimum:Min. 5, Maximum:Max. 5
Video | Minimum:Min. 0, Maximum:Max. 5
Total Samples | Minimum:Min. 5, Maximum:Max. 10
Call Type: Public Art
Eligibility: Regional
State: Wyoming

The City of Laramie Fire Department is renovating the Fire Training Facility near the intersection of State Highway 287 and Interstate 80 in Laramie, Wyoming. This facility will be the premier training facility for fire departments in the vicinity. The site will include a 2 story multi-room burn building, a 4 - story drill tower, and a classroom facility.

A site for artwork has been identified in construction plans. Near the new entrance to the facility, a sign is being constructed; an artwork could be installed in the proximity of the signage, either beside, on, or around this space. This is an ideal opportunity for an artist working in large-scale sculpture, with light, or with water. The artwork will primarily be seen and interacted with by members of the City of Laramie Fire Department as well as visiting departments utilizing the facility.

The artwork will be sited in the most publicly visible location.

The artist awarded the commission will be expected to engage with the City of Laramie Fire Department before creating a final design. Laramie Public Art Coalition is administering the call for artists on behalf of the City of Laramie.

The call is open to all artists ages 18 and over, regardless of race, color, religion, national origin, gender, age, military status, sexual orientation, marital status, or physical or mental cognition. Artists must reside in Wyoming, Colorado, Idaho, Montana, Nebraska, Utah, or South Dakota. Preference will be given to Wyoming artists.

$32,000 including fabrication, installation, artist fees, travel, and insurance.

A selection committee including members of the City of Laramie Fire Department, community members, and a Laramie artist will select up to three finalists to develop a proposal based on artistic merit and interest in creating a work of art for the Fire Department. Finalists will be paid $400 for their proposals. Proposals will be presented virtually to the selection committee. The finalists’ proposals will be evaluated based on appropriateness for the site, artistic merit, and attention paid to the Fire Department’s values. One artist or artist team will be selected to move forward and develop their design.

● RFQ released: 6/5/2021
● Submission deadline: 7/12/2021
● Selection Panel: Weeks of 7/12/2021 and 7/19/2021
● Finalists notified: By 7/30/2021
● Finalist presentations: Week of 9/27/2021
● Artist selected: By 10/8/2021

Artwork installation schedule to be determined by the Artist and a Laramie Fire Department Representative. An installation by spring or summer 2022 would be preferred. Timeline is subject to change.

RFQ Materials shall include:
1. Letter of interest: Include interest in working with the City of Laramie Fire Department and why this project would be a good fit for your artistic practice. (Limit to 400 words)
2. CV/Resume: (2 page limit)
3. Media: 5 digital images of relevant completed artwork. Artist may maybe submit up to five videos of relevant artwork, if it is essential to understanding the work. Label images/media: last name of artist, artwork title, installation date.
4. Media script: Short description of each completed artwork submitted as media. The media script should include the budget of the project, the location, and the artwork intent. (Limit to 100 words per artwork).

If in the letter of interest, or in media work samples, the artist includes a proposal for the artwork, the application will be disqualified. Contact Laramie Public Art Coalition with questions about the call at Submissions will only be accepted at

City of Laramie
Laramie, the Gem City of the Plains, is a city of 30,000 sitting at 7,200 feet in the high plains of Wyoming. Surrounded by abundant nature, the city is home to the only four year university in the state, the University of Wyoming.

City of Laramie Fire Department
The mission of the City of Laramie Fire Department is the preservation of life and property through aggressive professional service. The Laramie Fire Department responds to all emergencies within the Laramie City limits. They also respond to fire calls with the Albany County Fire District #1, which encompasses the majority of Albany County, Wyoming. The Laramie Fire Department is a fully paid department and provides 24-hour emergency response services 365 days a year, including holidays. The apparatus consists of a Command vehicle, two (2) Type 6 wildland units, five (5) Type 1 Ambulances, a quint pumping apparatus equipped with a 68 - foot aerial, a 95 - foot aerial platform truck, a Regional Emergency Response (hazardous materials) tractor and trailer, and fuel spill, technical rescue, and air/power trailers. 

Laramie Public Art Coalition
Laramie Public Art Coalition's mission is to enhance the unique visual and cultural vibrancy of Laramie and Albany County, in a manner that encourages participation and engagement from all our citizens and visitors. LPAC is an independent, non-profit 501c3 that provides the greater Laramie community with a structure and inclusive processes to create successful public art projects that reflect the community’s identities and values and contribute to Laramie and Albany County's vitality.

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