Artist Proposals Wanted for Public Art Project in Hyde Square

Calling all JP artists! The city is looking for artists to submit proposals for a public art project in Jamaica Plain’s Hyde Square.

The $100,000 public art project will be at the intersection of Centre Street, Perkins Street and Day Street in the fall of 2017. The project occur at the same time Hyde Square undergoes a reconstruction that includes increased sidewalk widths, traffic and pedestrian safety improvements, new lighting and landscaping.

The proposal is being spearheaded by the Public Works Department, Boston Art Commission and the Mayor’s Office of Arts and Culture, in coordination with the Hyde Square Task Force and the Hyde Jackson Square Main Street.

“The Hyde Square public art RFP is a great opportunity for local artists and residents to share their creative vision for this dynamic area of Jamaica Plain, and we encourage all qualified residents to apply,” said Mayor Marty Walsh via a press release. “As we continue to invest in public art across the city, we look forward to engaging the community in opportunities that embrace the diversity of people and cultures that make up each Boston neighborhood.”

The deadline to apply for the project is September 14, 2016 at 5 pm. The RFP is open to all professional artists, artisans, architects, landscape architects, or teams with experience in public art, site responsive design, project management and construction administration. The city particularly wants professionals from the Jamaica Plain, Hyde Square, Jackson Square neighborhoods to apply. The successful proposal will celebrate the multi-generational and diverse populations and cultures of Hyde Square, which was decided through community feedback earlier this year.

Questions regarding the RFP should be submitted to BAC@boston.gov by Monday, August 22 at 9 am. Answers to any questions received will be posted at boston.gov/procurement on Monday, August 29.

An artist will be selected in early fall of 2016.