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Steel District / Washington Pavillion

Monumental Sculpture RFP

Location: South Dakota
City: Sioux Falls, SD
Type: RFP / RFQs
Public Art

Deadline: 04/24/2024

Other Criteria:
No entry fee required
Paid opportunity ($400,000)


Call for Qualifications – Steel District

Site Specific Monumental Sculpture with Technology Integration

Location: Sioux Falls, SD
Budget: $400,000.00
Call Type: Public Art
Eligibility: International

Contact: Jana Anderson (

Entry Deadline: April 24, 2024

Work Sample Requirements:

Images: Minimum 3, Maximum 10

Video: Minimum 0, Maximum 3

Eligibility: This project is open to professional artists and artist teams.

Theme: The Fusion of Monumentality and Technology

The Steel District in partnership with The Washington Pavilion located in Sioux Falls, SD requests qualifications from experienced and innovative artists and/or artist teams interested in creating a site-specific, monumental sculpture that seamlessly integrates technology. This unique public art installation will enhance the landscaping in a vehicle roundabout, serving as a dynamic focal point for both residents and visitors in a brand new development in Sioux Falls, SD.

Project Overview:

· Location: Landscaping roundabout at The Steel District in Sioux Falls, SD.

· Timeline: 10-month manufacturing period from June 2024 – April 2025

· Budget: $400,000.00 (inclusive of all costs associated with design, fabrication, transportation, and installation.)

· Mission Statement for Project: To promote art experiences for all that encourage innovation and critical thinking while celebrating the Sioux Falls community.

Theme and Guidelines:

We seek qualifications from artists and/or artist teams capable of creating a monumental sculpture that explores the intersection of tradition and technology. The artwork should embody a sense of grandeur while incorporating innovative technological elements. The chosen artist will have the chance to shape this landmark location’s visual identity.

Key Considerations:

1. Integration of Technology: The sculpture must incorporate technological elements that enhance its visual impact and engage viewers.

2. Durability: Given the outdoor placement, the artwork should be designed to withstand harsh weather conditions and require minimal maintenance.

3. Reflecting Sioux Falls: Consider incorporating elements that reflect the culture, history, or spirit of Sioux Falls.

Selection Criteria:

· Artistic merit and innovation.

· Integration of technology.

· Feasibility within the budget and timeline.

· Compatibility with The Steel Districts surroundings.