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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

Huber Heights Branch Library Project Details for Artists

mapRead Full RFP here

Open To: Regional Artists (250-mile radius of Dayton, OH)
Commission Amount: $45,000 is budgeted for all artworks at this Branch
Entry Open Date: July 5, 2022
Entry Deadline: August 31, 2022
Commissions Announced: September 2022
Project Completion: April 2023

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 Huber Heights Branch Library with a targeted opening of May 2023.

Artists are invited to propose newly created artworks conceived in response to the three 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 Huber Heights Branch, on three favorites of six DAI artworks. Artists may develop a response to one or more of the pieces. Any aspect can be used 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 October of 2022 and complete the work by April 2023.. 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, Norhtmont, 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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