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Are you an artist looking to get involved?

Artists who fill out the Intent to Apply form will automatically receive the latest RFP by email. Artists are also invited to attend a meeting at the DAI to view the inspirational artwork and to meet the project architect. This is an opportunity for artists to gain a better understanding of the library space and to see the inspiration artwork in person. Phone calls can also be scheduled with the ReImagining Works Project Manager to answer any questions and offer assistance to artists.


Current RFPs

Northmont Branch Library Project Details for Artists

mapRead Full RFP here

Open To: Regional Artists (250-mile radius of Dayton, OH)
Commission Amount: $35,000 is budgeted for all artworks at this Branch
Entry Open Date: August 14, 2021
Entry Deadline: October 25, 2021
Commissions Announced: November 2021
Project Completion: July 2022

Project Summary: The Dayton Metro Library (DML) and the Dayton Art Institute (DAI) seek to commission site-specific pieces of artwork for one or more spaces in the Northmont Branch Library with a targeted opening of late summer 2022.

Artists are invited to propose newly created artworks conceived in response to the two artworks below, held in the DAI’s permanent collection. The inspiration pieces were selected from the results of voting by community members, and particularly patrons of the Northmont Branch, on two favorites of six DAI artworks. Artists may develop a response to one or both artworks. Any aspect can be utilized as source material for the submission (color, material, style, content, context, composition, etc.). From the submissions, the DML ReImagining Works Committee will select the winning artists, who will meet with DML and DAI staff, architects, and construction representatives to confirm plans for the commission. The artists will be required to sign a Letter of Agreement by November of 2021 and complete the work by July of 2022. Read Full RFP here


DAI Commissions have been awarded for the new Main Library, Electra C. Doren, Miami Township, Northwest, Brookville, New Lebanon, Kettering Moraine, Vandalia, Miamisburg, West Carrollton, Southeast, Trotwood, West and Wilmington-Stroop Branches. Other additional opportunities will be announced over the next two years. If you plan to submit a proposal for any of the projects, we encourage you to fill out an Intent to Apply form now. This will allow you to receive information about each of the RFP's as they become available.

Send completed proposals to Susan Anable at: sanable@daytonart.org

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