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Pepco seeks local artists for Buzzard Point public art project

Only local D.C. artists may apply with a deadline on March 3

Until March 3, local Washington, D.C. artists have the chance to design a permanent work of public art on the electrical substation building that is planned for the Buzzard Point area.

According to the Request for Proposals (RFP), Pepco is creating the Waterfront Substation to support existing customers and forthcoming development efforts in the Capitol Riverfront and Southwest Waterfront areas. The project budget for the art RFP is $100,000.

The goals for the project include activating the Waterfront Substation’s 10 niches, creating a vibrant design element for the area, and contributing to an inviting community space.

The project must have a minimum five-year lifespan, must be fire resistant, and should not extend beyond one foot from the surface of the building. Light components may be considered, while water elements and neon work are strongly discouraged.

Only local artists and artist teams who have been residents for at least one year prior to the deadline are eligible. The artists and artist teams must also currently have a permanent D.C. address.

The selected artists and artist teams will be announced March 31 with an artwork installation some time between October and December of this year. The dedication of the artwork is slated for December.

For more information, check out the RFP here.

Call to Artists: Request for Proposals—Pepco Waterfront Building Niche Design Project [D.C. Commission on the Arts and Humanities]