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Request for Proposals – Deadline September 11

Artists: ReImagining Works proposals are now being sought to purchase original artwork for the Miamisburg Branch Library. ReImagining Works is a partnership between Dayton Metro Library and The Dayton Art Institute to enhance the new Main library and all 16 branches. The commissioned pieces are being conceived in response to artwork held in the permanent collection of The Dayton Art Institute. The commissioned works will be owned by the Dayton Metro Library and displayed in each of the new buildings.

RFP LINK FOR MIAMISBURG - (PDF of complete RFP, including draft architectural renderings of potential art locations.)
- The deadline for proposal submissions is September 11, 2015.

Submissions: Proposals will only be accepted electronically, in the form of a single pdf of no more than 10 pages and no more than 10 MB. Proposals must include the following and be organized in the order below:

  1. A sketch and narrative explanation of the proposed artwork
  2. Explanation of relationship between source material and proposed artwork
  3. Size range for suggested location with maximum budget
  4. Four to six images of completed artwork, preferably of similar scale and material
  5. Brief artist's CV or biography (2 page maximum)
  6. Send completed proposals to Susan Anable at:

Additional Information: Susan Anable is The Dayton Art Institute's project manager for ReImagining Works. She will hold an informational meeting for artists on Saturday, August 8 at 2:00 p.m. at The Dayton Art Institute. This is a great opportunity to gain a better understanding of the building space with the art locations and to see the DAI inspiration pieces in person. Ms. Anable will also schedule phone calls with interested artists on Monday, August 10 between 3 and 6:00 p.m.
Please RSVP for either or both by emailing

ReImagining Works Project Status:
Commissions have been awarded for the new Main Library, Electra C. Doren, Miami Township, Northwest, Brookville, New Lebanon, Kettering Moraine and Vandalia Branches. Eight 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:

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