RFQ: Public Sculpture for Webster City


Arts R Alive (Webster City, IA)

Arts R Alive in Webster City, Iowa has an opportunity for an artist or artist team to create a permanent work of public art to be located in a public location in the city. Possible locations for the permanent piece will be on the website artsralive.org. after January 21st.  You may also go to webstercity.com to see a map and read about Webster City.

Public artists from throughout the Mid-west are eligible, however there are minimal travel reimbursement funds.

The Arts R Alive Committee is looking for a letter of interest that identifies the artist’s qualifications. That would include but is not limited to a resume, work samples, web site, and pictures of work.

The Arts R Alive committee will choose up to 3 finalists.  Each finalist will be paid $350 to prepare concept and sketch drawings of the proposed piece and provide a detailed budget.

Finalists will present their proposal to the committee on June 5, 2019 between 4-7 p.m. in Webster City, Iowa either in person or via Skype.  Motel accommodations can be paid for one night and up to $100.00 is available for travel.

A stipend of $9000.00 will be paid to the artist upon completion and installation of the piece.  A contract will be awarded to the artist and monies may be paid in installments.

Materials to be submitted:

  • Letter of interest
  • Briefly explain why you want to create a sculpture for Webster City, IA
  • Describe your experience with sculpture projects.
  • Describe materials to be used.
  • 3 References with contact information
  • Up to 6 work samples electronic JPEG formatted under 1.8 MB
  • For each piece submitted include the name, title, medium, year created, budget and a brief description of the project.
  • Artist Contact information.


March 10: Letter of interest and qualifications due

March 15: Artist(s) selection

March 18:Artist(s) notification

June 1: Full proposals due

June 5: Interviews with the three artists.

June 8:Artist notification of committee decision

September 20: Sculpture completed and installed in public location in Webster City, Iowa.

(Dates are subject to change.)

Questions may be submitted to Janet Adams 515-832-4547 or [email protected]

All materials should be sent electronically to [email protected]

Dropbox is available for large documents

This project is made available by funds from Arts R Alive in Webster City, Iowa and the Hotel Motel Tax Committee of Webster City, Iowa.

Opportunity Opens

Tuesday, Jan 29th 2019

Opportunity Closes

Sunday, Mar 10th 2019, 11:45pm

Application Location

External Site
MN Artists