Call for Public Artists
Collaborative Public Artworks for a New Pedestrian Bridge
The City of Minneapolis is seeking up to three (3) artists to collaborate on the design of public artwork for Samatar Crossing. Artists of any discipline - including spoken word, poetry, graphic design, and visual arts - are invited to apply.
Samatar Crossing is named in honor of Hussein Samatar, a former Minneapolis School Board member who was the first Somali-American elected to public office in Minneapolis. The crossing is symbolic of Hussein Samatar’s life and values. Samatar spent his life making connections between immigrant communities – especially the Somali community – and the mainstream. The bridge serves as a reminder of his work – as a reconnection between downtown and the West Bank, neighborhoods that represent the mainstream and Somali communities respectively.
Samatar Crossing spans Interstate I-35, serving as a connector between downtown and the Downtown East Neighborhood and the West Bank and Cedar-Riverside Neighborhood.
All potential applicants must submit their Intent to Apply no later than October 9, 2018. Early submission is recommended.
This application is open to Minnesota artists only.
- Springboard Resource PopUp - October 2, 2018, 3:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. at Mixed Blood Theater; City representatives will be available to answer questions about the Call for Artists
- Email questions to Kirstin Wiegmann by October 3, 2018.
Application Deadline: October 10, 2018, 4:00 p.m.
- Complete Call for Artists (PDF)
- Coversheet (doc)
- Image List (doc)
- Artist Info Session - Presentation (PDF)
- Questions and Answers (PDF)
For more information, contact Kirstin Wiegmann.
Last updated Oct 4, 2018