Request for Qualifications
Public Art Plan, City of Redmond

In light of the Presidents Day Holiday, the deadline has been extended to 

TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 17, 2015 at 5:00 PM PST

The City of Redmond, Washington, is inviting public art consultants to submit their application to develop a new citywide Public Art Plan. Applications are due at 5pm, Monday, February 16, 2015.

The Redmond Public Art Plan (the “Art Plan”) will offer a compelling and comprehensive vision for public art in the city, and a final plan that can be adopted for implementation by November 13, 2015. The ideal consultant or consultant team brings broad artistic thinking and strategic understanding of the cultural context of the city (physical, social, economic, and environmental), planning and policy issues, and funding resources. While not required, the ideal consultant or consultant team is an artist or includes an artist in a significant role who has actively served a diverse and growing community in the Puget Sound region.

BUDGET: $35,000


MON February 16: Application Submittal Deadline
THURS February 19: Finalist interviews / Consultant selection
TUES March 3: City Council approves consultant contract
WED March 4: Begin Art Plan development
FRI September 18: End Art Plan development
FRI October 16: Submit Draft Art Plan Document
FRI November 13: Submit Final Art Plan Document


Those wishing to apply for the residency should submit:

1. Signed Statement of Interest. One (1) page limit
Please provide a signed introductory letter by the lead responder that addresses the following points. 
• What about this opportunity is of interest to you?
• How would you approach this opportunity? (How do you see engaging artists, the community, and the City in creating a vision for public art in Redmond that responds to our stated values and goals?)
• How does your experience relate to the values and goals of the project?
• The timeline for completing this Art Plan is aggressive. Please comment on that approach.

2. List of Team Members. One (1) page limit
A brief biography and description of the responders and, if applicable, of each team member’s role in developing the Art Plan. Please identify the lead responder and include their name, business name, mailing address, phone number, email, and website. 

3. CV or Resume
of relevant public art experience not to exceed two (2) pages per team member.

4. List of Past Projects Descriptions of at least two (2) not to exceed five (5) public art/public art planning projects undertaking by members of the team that are relevant to this opportunity. 

5. One (1) Adopted Art Plan
, or part of an art plan, that the respondent was lead author. This art plan should be listed as a project in the List of Past Projects. This submission should represent the best artistic thinking of the respondent, and effectiveness in presenting public art content to the general public. Please do not submit non-commissioned, self-generated, or abandoned documents. Art Plans that have been commissioned but not yet adopted are okay. Please indicate the projected date of adoption in the project description.

APPLICATION due by February 17, 2015, at 5:00 PM PST

Submit an Application!


Please direct inquiries to Jessica Rubenacker, Arts Coordinator, Phone: 425.556.2367 or Email: jarubenacker@redmond.gov

Request for Qualifications
Cultural Facilities Feasibility Study

Deadline: February 20, 2015 at 4:00 PM PST

The City of Redmond, Washington, is inviting qualified consultant teams of architects, engineers, and other cultural specialists to submit their application to conduct a study for the feasibility of developing cultural facilities in Redmond.

BUDGET: Between $75,000 and $125,000 (not to exceed $125,000 for all work)


WED February 4: RFQ issued
MON February 23: SOQ submittal deadline
THURS February 26: Finalist interviews / Consultant selection
TUES March 17: City Council requested to approve consultant contract
WED March 18: Begin study
FRI October 2: End study
FRI October 16: Submit draft report document
FRI November 13: Submit final report document


Interested candidates must email, mail or hand-deliver the Statement of Qualifications by February 20, 2015, 4:00 p.m. PST (postmarks not acceptable). The Statement of Qualifications (SOQ) will include items 1-7 listed below. The City requires an electronic version, or, seven printed response copies and unbound. Firm literature and project staff resumes may be attached to the response as an Appendix and do not apply against page count. Applicants who do not submit all the required items will be eliminated from the review process.

Please download an application for more information about the submittal requirements.

Submit an Application!


Please direct inquiries to Joshua Heim, Cultural Arts Administrator, Phone: 425.556.2316, Email: jmheim@redmond.gov

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