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Adopt A Shelter

Call for Artists

Request for Qualifications (RFQ)

Request for Qualifications Download pdf here

As part of its mission to promote environmental stewardship in the Town of Dumfries, Keep Prince William Beautiful (KPWB) has partnered with the Potomac and Rappahannock Transportation Commission (PRTC Omniride) and the Town of Dumfries (Town) to facilitate the creation of, approve, and install public art and to provide litter control services to designated OMNIRIDE bus shelters throughout the Town (Project). The goal of this Project is to foster a unique sense of place in each community served. This Project will improve the community and ridership experience by providing dedicated and consistent litter removal and the installation of public artwork that contributes to the interest and aesthetic appeal of designated bus shelters across the Town.


This Request for Qualifications (RFQ) seeks artists to create public art for designated OMNIRIDE bus shelters throughout the Town of Dumfries with the theme of “CLEAN COMMUNITIES, CLEAN WATERWAYS.” Artists or Artist Teams are invited to submit qualifications to be considered to participate in the public art opportunities described herein. Up to three (3) artists may be selected from this RFQ as finalists who will be invited for a site visit, into the interview process and final selection to create the public art.

All artists interested in submitting a letter of interest/application for this opportunity are required to attend the requisite virtual informational session on Monday April 3, 2023, at 6pmET. Pre-register ZOOM here:

All applications/Letter of interest are due on April 28, 2023 by 5pm ET.

Many bus shelters throughout the County can be adopted- reach out to us if you need help deciding on a shelter to adopt. Adoptee’s will submit artwork themes, designs or concepts to the steering committee for review and approval and further agree to maintain their Shelter by keeping it free of litter and debris on an ongoing basis with a one year commitment. Shelter cleanup maintenance takes approximately 30 mintes per cleanup, including the time it takes to file a cleanup report. Adoptee will submit an Adopt-A-Shelter $1200 administrative fee to cover application review, (artists stipend, if applicable) and artwork installation.

Choose your preferred bus shelter; KPWB will recommend a shelter upon request

  • Plan and oversee at least two (2) cleanups a year
  • Agree to 1 year commitment
  • Report data: number of volunteers, hours, and amount of litter collected

When a bus shelter is adopted through the program, KPWB provides all of the materials needed to clean the spot. All supplies can be picked up at our office, 4391 Ridgewood Center Dr, Suite F, Woodbridge, VA 22192. Adopt-a-Shelter Cleanup Supplies Includes: Gloves, Litter Pickers, Trash Bags, Level 3 Safety Vests, Litter Education, and Safety Training

KPWB Adopt-A-Shelter Interest Form

    I/We agree to conform to all terms and requirements of the Adopt-a-Shelter Program as established by Keep Prince William Beautiful, and attached hereto and incorporated herein by reference. The Applicant with whom this agreement is entered agrees that it shall at all times defend, indemnify and hold harmless Keep Prince William Beautiful and the Potomac & Rappahannock Transportation Commission (PRTC) OmniRide, and its directors, officers, employees and agents, from any and all responsibility, damage or liability of any kind whatsoever, which may arise in any manner from Applicant's, or its officers', directors' employees', agents', permittees' or invitees', participation in the Adopt-a-Shelter Program, or in traveling to or from a Shelter which may have been adopted in accordance with the requirements of the Program. Keep Prince William Beautiful will terminate the agreement at any time the applicants do not comply with this agreement or at any time the applicant's work effort is considered unsafe. Keep Prince William Beautiful reserves the right to revise or discontinue this program at any time. Please note that Prince William County employees are not to clean up on paid time. By accepting an Adopt-a-Shelter through Keep Prince William Beautiful, I/we accept the commitment to execute a contract with the above named agencies to complete the program and further agree to clean up our Adopt-a-Shelter location with a minimum of two cleanups annually for one year. Furthermore we agree to submit reports in a timely manner following each clean up to the Keep Prince William Beautiful organization. Should I/we not be able to maintain our spot as indicated I/we agree to contact Keep Prince William Beautiful as soon as possible to discuss spot options. Please type name as proof of acknowlegement:
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