October 4, 2023 Natalie Greenberg

Request for Qualifications: Bozeman Fire Station No. 2 Public Art Installation

NINE dot ARTS and the City of Bozeman, MT are seeking qualified artists for the creation of an exterior public sculpture at Fire Station #2 at 575 West Kagy Boulevard, Bozeman, MT 59715. This iconic sculpture should weave a modern, innovation narrative that artfully intertwines the distinct essences of the Bozeman Fire Department, Montana State University (on whose campus the fire station resides), and the Museum of the Rockies (which sits across the street from the station). Drawing inspiration from these sites, the sculpture will reflect the evolving spirit of this diverse city and engage both vehicular travelers and pedestrians in an intriguing experience. 

Preference will be given to Montana-based artists, though the selection committee is open to fresh perspectives from afar. The overall goal is to install a sculpture that sparks curiosity, celebrates Bozeman’s history, enhances its public art collection, and invites engagement from passersby.

Artwork will be selected by a project steering committee based on artist eligibility and fulfillment of the selection criteria described in the RFQ package linked below. The selected artist(s) will have a total budget of $68,972 that accounts for fabrication, installation, artist fees, materials, labor costs for assistants, insurance, permits, etc. The deadline to submit is Friday, October 27th, 2023 at 12:00PM MT. 

How to Submit:

Submit your qualifications via email to agenda@bozeman.net with a subject line that clearly identifies the RFQ title, artists’ name, and the due date/time. The file size limit is 25 MB and only one PDF file will be accepted. Please direct any questions about the RFQ to Valeria Serrano Vélez, Curator, at (720)-491-1307, valeria@ninedotarts.com.

NOTE: Valeria is out of the office through October 10th. For any inquiries through October 10th, please direct your email to amyb@ninedotarts.com. 

View the project information deck and submission requirements here.

Please review these carefully and follow the application instructions to ensure a successful submission.