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Call for Illinois Artists: Quincy Veterans Home

Project Number: 040-010-115

The Art-in-Architecture Program of the Capital Development Board is pleased to announce a Request for Qualifications (RFQ) to Illinois professional artists to create FIVE permanent original public art pieces for the Long-Term Care Facility (LTC) at Quincy Veterans Home in Quincy, Illinois.

The Quincy Veterans Home is currently undergoing a $230 million construction enhancement project to upgrade and replace many of its aging buildings and provide upgraded amenities to its veteran residents. Founded in 1886, it was originally known as the Soldiers and Sailors Home. It is now the largest and oldest veterans' home in Illinois. It provides high-quality, skilled care to 300 Illinois veterans and their spouses. This project will add a new 261,000-square-foot residential Long-Term Care Facility and a 74,000-square-foot independent living building. The project also includes upgrades to existing buildings, infrastructure, utilities, hardscaping, and landscaping to support the new facilities. Art will be an integral part of the entire campus. In addition to providing beauty to the built environment, artwork will provide a sense of placemaking to create an atmosphere of home and well-being for the entire Quincy Veterans Home community—residents, families, staff, and volunteers.

There are five separate outdoor artwork projects. Artists may apply for as many projects as preferred. Only one portfolio package is required, even if applying for multiple projects. Up to 15 semi-finalists will be chosen from the pool of eligible artists/teams that submitted their portfolio. Each semi-finalist is paid a fee to develop and present site specific design proposals. Do not send a proposal unless you have been contacted.
(1) North Courtyard $2,000
(2) Main Entrance $2,500
(3) South Courtyard $2,000
(4) Chapel Garden $1,500
(5) Terrace $3,000

The winning/commissioned artists have the following budgets.
(1) North Courtyard $100,000
(2) Main Entrance $175,000
(3) South Courtyard $100,000
(4) Chapel Garden $75,000
(5) Terrace $200,000

Name: Art in Architecture Coordinator
Address: Wm.G. Stratton Bldg. FL3, 401 S. Spring St., Springfield, IL 62706
Phone: 217-782-9561