Artist Call DetailBART Plaza: Call For Sculptors
For California artists
The City of Berkeley, in collaboration with the Downtown Berkeley Association, is reissuing this Request for Proposals to California-based artists interested in exhibiting an existing sculpture for a period of approximately one year in the newly renovated Downtown Berkeley BART Plaza which will open to the public near January 2018.
This project proposal was originally sent out for the month of June 2017 with the projected opening of the BART Plaza set for November 2017. Since then, BART has projected the construction to be completed by January 2018, allowing the Civic Arts Commission more leniency on the duration of the Call for Artists. This reissuance will allow more applicants to join those who have already applied, increasing the diversity of sculptures available to the Berkeley community.
With over 40,000 commuters a day, plus a steady amount of pedestrians streaming through downtown, the new Downtown Berkeley BART plaza will offers an exciting high-profile opportunity for an artist to display an existing artwork in this important civic space. The renovated BART plaza will serve an important place-making function for the downtown area and will improve access for residents, employees, students and visitors.
City of Berkeley
Contact: Jessica Moreno