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Research Phase RFP

We are also very pleased to announce that the first RFP (Request for Proposals) has been released as of Monday February 18th. The most important things you need to know are that project proposals are NOT limited to traditional visual art, the art does NOT have to be on 9th Street itself, and the deadline to submit a proposal is April 5th, 2019 with a project completion date of April 19, 2020. The payment for each accepted project is $13,500, to be paid in 4 installments. Initial payment can be invoiced upon contract approval. Lack of capital for up-front expenses should not be a barrier to application.


There will have been an RFP Support and Info Session on February 24th at Lawrence Public Library, Meeting Room A, from 3:00-5:00pm, and another scheduled for March 30th from 1:30-3:30, same place. The team will also have open office hours Wednesdays, March 6, 20, & 27, 5:30-6PM, Study Room 3, Lawrence Public Library, or anytime by appointment.


We are committed to attracting creative individuals from diverse artistic and cultural backgrounds. Artists from all mediums, traditional to unorthodox, as well as emerging artists who are new to the field of public art are encouraged to apply. There are no residency requirements for this opportunity, but applicants should be aware that the project is community based and will require a connection to or an understanding of the East Lawrence neighborhood.

Please read the entire RFP, with details on how to submit a proposal on the project website https://www.rebuildingeastninth.com/artists. Support and mentorship is available. Please reach out if you have any questions or concerns to Project Facilitator Mandy Enfield 9thstreetmandy@gmail.com, or any team member.

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