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Applications Open for Public Art Commission in the Livingston Avenue Streetcar District

in Press Releases April 10, 2015 2 min read

Columbus, Ohio – The Neighborhood Design Center (NDC) is commissioning a sculptural artwork that celebrates the Livingston Avenue Corridor as the original streetcar line in Columbus.

NDC, with administrative support from the Greater Columbus Arts Council, is currently accepting applications from professional visual artists living or working in Ohio who have successfully completed installations with budgets of at least $5,000. The application deadline is Friday, May 15, at 5 p.m.

The final sculpture will be part of the Streetcar District Art Series, and will be placed in the center of Livingstone Park. The first commissioned piece in the series was created by Columbus artist John Sunami and installed at the corner of Livingston Avenue and Nelson Road.

A seven member art advisory panel will review submissions and select up to three finalists to create original design proposals. The panel will consist of individuals from the Livingston Avenue neighborhoods, a member of the Columbus Art Commission and unaffiliated artists/art professionals. Each of artist finalists will receive a $750 art proposal fee payable in two installments.

The total art budget for this piece is $50,000, all inclusive. The budget includes all costs associated with project including, but not limited to: a ten-percent project contingency fee, artist’s fees, travel, materials, permits, insurance, fabrication and installation costs, transportation, and documentation of the work.

Access to the online application and RFQ are available by visiting the Arts Council website, or contacting Ruby Harper, Grants & Services Director at 614.221.8406 or

About the Greater Columbus Arts Council: Through vision and leadership, advocacy and collaboration, the Greater Columbus Arts Council supports art and advances the culture of the region. A catalyst for excellence and innovation, we fund exemplary artists and arts organizations and provide programs, events and services of public value that educate and engage all audiences in our community. GCAC thanks the City of Columbus, Franklin County and the Ohio Arts Council for their continued support.

About the Neighborhood Design Center: The NDC is a 501c(3) nonprofit committed to assisting the underserved. We believe that access to design is a right, not a privilege. When in need of affordable design services small businesses, neighborhood institutions and government entities in Central Ohio and beyond utilize the Neighborhood Design Center. Through simple yet cunning design, our staff and interns bring the ideas and dreams of our clients to life. Our range of talents include architecture, landscape architecture, planning and graphic design.

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CONTACT: Jami Goldstein
(614) 221-8492