Adopt A Shelter
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: https://us06web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZMpcOiqrz0vHNYNLBeNPZcQ5J_IHDbGmjmf
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