Art in Transit

RFP - Silver Line Project Phase 2, Ashburn and Reston Town Center Metrorail Stations, Public Art Project, Submit by November 24, 2019

SILVER LINE PROJECT PHASE II:  ASHBURN AND RESTON TOWN CENTER METRORAIL STATIONS
PUBLIC ART PROJECT - DEADLINE: NOVEMBER 24, 2019

WMATA's Art in Transit Program (AIT) is soliciting qualifications from accomplished artists or artist teams to create site-specific public artworks, funded by the Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority (MWAA), for the future Reston Town Center and Ashburn Stations on the Silver Line in Fairfax and Loudoun County, Virginia.   

This is a RFQ from interested Artists/Artist teams who wish to be considered for a procurement that will include design, construction services, and installation associated with the realization of site-specific artworks with a budget of $250,000 for each station.

For more information please visit: RFQ 

 

The Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority (WMATA) Art in Transit Program incorporates visual and performing arts into the Metrorail system to enhance the experience of public transit riders. The Art in Transit Program works with visual and performing artists, other arts professionals, architects, engineers, community representatives, jurisdictional arts councils, and the WMATA Board of Directors to develop projects and performances that reflect the spirit and vitality of communities served by Metro.

The Art in Transit Program:

  • Utilizes the WMATA transit environment as a place where customers and the public can enjoy the arts as a regular part of their daily lives.
  • Contributes to the reputation of the region as a place where art abounds, and where the artistic interests of its communities are recognized, valued and celebrated.
  • Encourages public-private partnerships to support art projects that may not be achieved independently.
  • Mitigates the impact of construction on surrounding communities by incorporating visual artwork into the preparation and building phases of new transit projects.
  • Increases enthusiasm and support of WMATA and its interest in serving the public.


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