Beautification

CALL FOR ARTISTS- RFQ 1.500122

As part of its continuing mission to promote environmental stewardship resulting in a more sustainable, beautiful and economically thriving Prince William County, Keep Prince William Beautiful (KPWB) has partnered with the Potomac and Rappahannock Transportation Commission (PRTC), Prince William County Neighborhood Services, Prince William County Parks, Recreation & Tourism, Amazon Web Services InCommunities, (AWS) and Apple Federal Credit Union (AFCU) to facilitate the installation of public art and to provide litter control services to designated OMNIRIDE bus shelters throughout Prince William County. 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 County.

This Request for Qualifications (RFQ) seeks artists to create public art for designated OMNIRIDE bus shelters throughout Prince William County with a theme of “ENVIRONMENTAL SUSTAINABILITY.” Artists or Artist Teams are invited to submit qualifications to be considered to participate in the public art opportunities described herein. Up to five (5) 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.

Download RFQ 1_500122 PUBLIC ARTWORK

All artists interested in submitting a letter of interest/application for this opportunity are required to attend the requisite virtual informational session on Tuesday May 17, 2022, at 6pmET. Register for the zoom meeting here: https://us06web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZAsdO2uqj0iHtaMBV6gjOnVPBQHFgeZv2Sr

All applications/Letter of interest are due on May 27, 2022 by 5pm ET.

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Community Benefits

Beautification projects provide an opportunity for our organization and our dedicated volunteers to make community pride tangible. Sustaining and aiding in the excellence of the Prince William County landscape assists with the pleasant community appearance, adds to home values and helps attract business investment. Started with Lady Bird Johnson’s 1965 Beautification Act, research continues to show that beauty is one of the top three factors in creating community loyalty, and that beauty can improve the general health of a community.

Volunteer Involvement

  • Request a project; KPWB can provide a location, will consider recommended sites and offers planned opportunities throughout the year.
  • KPWB provides gloves, tools for the improvement project, signage, water and an on-site lead volunteer.
  • Training and education can be provided day of or prior to the activity.
  • Report number of volunteers, volunteer hours and provide photos upon completion of event.

National Planting Day (September 6th)

KPWB recognizes the value of native species in restoring balance to the environment while creating greener, more beautiful communities through National Planting Day in September. Alongside Keep America Beautiful and fellow affiliates, KPWB hosts an annual National Planting Day Beautification Event to benefit Prince William County.

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