The Riverdale Park Public Art Initiative (RPPAI), coordinated by the Hyattsville Community Development Corporation (Hyattsville CDC) for the Town of Riverdale Park, is announcing a Call for Artists. RPPAI seeks five (5) sculptures of various styles and sizes to display for a one year-long placement, at pre-determined, publicly-accessible sites within the Town of Riverdale Park. As part of The Town’s plan to create an engaging, publically accessible outdoor sculpture gallery across its many neighborhoods, we seek site-appropriate sculptural work fitting of each chosen location. All sites have an installed concrete footer/pad, specifically designed to accommodate a range of sizes of work and a variety of bases.
Submittals may be of any durable, easily-maintained, exposure-ready media, and, due to the planned temporary nature of the initiative’s installations should be of existing or nearly completed work. Following a jurying process, the works will be installed by the selected artist for year-long exhibition. At the end of the exhibition term, the works will also be made available for purchase through our forthcoming Riverdale Park Public Art Initiative website.*
Eligibility: Individual artists or artist teams across the greater metropolitan region are welcome to apply, especially those who live in or have studios within Prince George’s County.
Local established and emerging sculptors, woodworkers, metalworkers, and artists of any durable media are welcomed.
At this issuance, the stipend for selection in this Call is $2,000 per selected work, to include all artist fees, costs for installation, documentation of the installed work, transportation, and insurance.
A list of site locations with each site’s specifications, are available beginning on Page 2.
* = ( If a work is sold as a result of the program’s public exposure of the piece, a small pre-determined portion of any proceeds would go to support the Initiative