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City of Akron Public Art Commission Issues Request for Proposal to Create Electronic Database of Art in Akron


City of Akron Press Release
From the desk of City of Akron Press
Published: 02-07-2023

Akron, Ohio, February 7, 2023 Akron, Ohio, February 3, 2023 – The City of Akron’s Public Art Commission has issued a Request for Proposals for a qualified individual, collective, or entity to provide professional services for the creation and development of an electronic inventory of public art in the city of Akron. The deadline for submissions is Tuesday, February 28, 2023, at 1:00 pm. 

Established in 2020, the Public Art Commission oversees the budget, strategy, collection, and administration of the Plan for Public Art. The Commission is dedicated to celebrating the cultural vitality of the people of Akron and promoting economic vibrancy throughout Akron through the integration of high-quality artwork into public places.  

The Commission is seeking a qualified individual artist, collective, or agency to provide professional services to assist the Commission in developing an electronic inventory of all public art within the city. The individual artist, collective or agency will develop a comprehensive inventory of all public art in the City of Akron. 

This Art collection will be easy for residents and visitors to locate art throughout the City of Akron or to view on the Public Arts website City of Akron Public Art Program. 

Projected Timeline 

  • Friday, February 3, 2023 – Call for applications open 
  • Tuesday, February 28, 2023 – Applications due by 1:00 p.m. 
  • Wednesday, March 3, 2023 – Finalize Selection  
  • Wednesday, April 12, 2023 – Announcement of selection 
  • Wednesday, May 10, 2023 – 25% of Inventory completed 
  • Wednesday, June 14, 2023 – 75% of Inventory completed  
  • Wednesday, July 12, 2023 – 100% of Inventory completed 
  • Wednesday, August 9, 2023 – Issue to Commission & Training Walk-through 

 To Apply 

Submissions must be made via online or delivered to City of Akron, 166. S. High Street, Suite 202, Akron, OH 44308, no later than 1:00 p.m. Tuesday, February 28, 2023. There is no fee to apply. Submissions after the deadline will not be considered.  

For further information, contact:
Summer Hall
Community Outreach Coordinator & Public Arts Liaison
Phone: 330-375-2376
E-mail: [email protected]

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