by City of Plymouth   February 25, 2013

In 2013, the City of Plymouth, MN, is celebrating the 20th anniversary of its volunteer program and is seeking proposal submissions for a sculpture that embodies the spirit of volunteerism. Deadline May 7, 2013.

Inspiration for the Artwork -Volunteerism in the Community:

Plymouth’s volunteer program is an innovative and dynamic program that engages more than 2,000 individuals each year. Volunteers support the community by sharing freely of their time, energy and talents. They act as ambassadors of goodwill, promoting community support and spirit. The program helps to maximize city resources while enhancing city services and improving the quality of life for our residents.

The selected sculpture will be installed inside Plymouth City Hall’s main lobby area. The City encourages innovative site-specific installations of new or existing art. Local artists are encouraged to apply, but any U.S. artist is eligible. Prior public art experience is NOT required.

Media/Style/Size: The sculpture must be fabricated in durable, permanent media that is safe, easily maintained and has proven its viability in public artworks. Scale of the artwork should be appropriate to the site. Design criteria includes:

  • Exceptional quality and enduring value.
  • Authentic to the community and its surroundings.
  • Celebrate the spirit of volunteerism.
  • Project must include a free standing base and sculpture that is structurally sound and does not pose any safety concerns (i.e., stability/tipping hazard).
  • Sculpture size (including base): Maximum – 3 feet in diameter by 7 feet in height; Minimum – 2 feet in diameter by 5 feet in height.

Project Contact:
Travis M. Karlen Recreation Supervisor – Arts

See attached pdf for submission instructions.