CALL TO ARTISTS: Display Competition “H2o on the Go– Innovative, Participatory Display”


Capitol Region Watershed District

Capitol Region Watershed District (CRWD) is holding its first display competition called “H2O on the Go”. We are seeking all interested artists, and experience with mobile art/display creation is appreciated but not a requirement.

CRWD is seeking inventive design proposals for a display to showcase at community events and in our office that educates community members about the health of our water resources and the crucial role we play in protecting them. We are committed to incorporating artists and artwork into many areas of CRWD's work, which is why we are excited to engage local artists with this new endeavor.

A Review Committee, including artists Seitu Jones and Christine Baeumler, and Northern Spark Co-Director Steve Dietz, will review proposals and select finalists to create prototypes.

A $250 award will be presented to each finalist for prototype development. A $5,000 award will be presented to the winner for fabrication of their design.

Join us at an informational workshop on February 5th, from 6 – 7:30 PM, to learn more information about the competition and work of CRWD: RSVP’s appreciated.

More information is available on our website:

Contact Megan Frisvold with questions at [email protected] or 651-644-8888.

Requirements for the display:

• Highlight the vital relationship between water resources, people, and the work of CRWD.

• Construct a functional, mobile display.

          o One person must be able to move and set-up the display (approx. 40 lbs.), it can fit through a standard doorway and beneath a 10’ x 10’ canopy for outdoor events and be transported in a personal vehicle.

• Ensure it can withstand different weather events – rain, wind, sun, etc.

• Consider including technology and other dynamic elements (though not a requirement).

Competition Process and Schedule:

January 7, 2019: Call opens!
February 5, 2019: Kick-off Workshop (1-hour, attendance encouraged).
March 25, 2019: Proposals due!
April 2019: The Review Committee will select and award finalists with $250 to develop prototypes.
June 2019: Prototype showcase at CRWD’s Grand Opening.
July 2019: Winner chosen by Review Committee and announced. $5,000 awarded for fabrication.
August 30, 2019: Display fabrication completed.

How to submit proposals:

Proposals need to be submitted via email to Megan Frisvold, [email protected], by the end of the day on March 25th.

Opportunity Opens

Tuesday, Jan 15th 2019

Opportunity Closes

Monday, Mar 25th 2019, 11:45pm

Application Location

MN Artists