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Prior Lake Arts and Culture Committee

2024 Prior Lake Community Artist RFQ

Location: MN — Twin Cities Metro
Type: RFP / RFQs
Public Art

Deadline: 05/01/2024

Other Criteria:
Open to artists statewide
Paid opportunity ($10,000)


The City of Prior Lake’s Arts and Culture Committee invites experienced public artists or teams to submit qualifications to become the Prior Lake Community Artist in 2024. The selected artist will develop an outdoor public art sculpture that reflects the history of Prior Lake.

The selected Prior Lake Community Artist will:
• Research and consider the local history of Prior Lake while developing project design. The concept can consider, for example: a historical event, theme, person, culture, or moment.
• Provide a conceptual design for the sculpture, with up to three revisions, for approval by the Committee.
• Identify a preferred location(s) for the artwork. The City will initially provide potential locations and will review and approve Artist’s desired location(s).
• Fabricate and install a permanent public artwork sculpture in downtown Prior Lake, this may include one piece or multiple small-scale pieces. All mediums will be considered. The artwork should have a minimum life span of 10 years and require minimal maintenance.
• Participate in promotional videos, materials, interviews, etc. to document and promote the artwork.

Eligibility: To be considered for this RFQ, the artist or team must meet the following criteria:
• Is 18 years or older, and a resident of Minnesota, preferably with a connection to Prior Lake and/or Scott County.
• Have completed at least one commissioned outdoor public art piece with a similar budget in the past ten years.

Final Project Budget – $10,000
The total budget for this project is $10,000, which is all-inclusive and intended to cover all expenses and fees related to the construction and installation of public artwork(s). Including but not limited to research, design development and revisions, fabrication, engineering, installation, foundations, site preparations, site visits, transportation of artwork, insurance, permit fees, and other related expenses.

RFQ Deadline: May 1, 2024, 11:00 PM CST

For more information and to view the full RFQ, please visit: